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Check Out These Delicious & Easy-To-Make Memorial Day Cocktails!

Sat, May 28, 2011 11:00am EDT by Chloe Melas Add first Comment

Whether you’re staying home with your girls or jetting off for a quick getaway keep these recipes handy for the ultimate soiree!

Memorial Day is upon us! What better way to kick off the summer than with a drink in hand?! searched far and wide for fun and flirty cocktail recipes perfect for the holiday. If you’re sipping on these drinks while on the beach, by the pool or just at a BBQ with your besties, these drinks will definitely add that delicious touch!

Dragon Cosmo

Celebrity Fans: Olivia Munn, Selita Ebanks

  • 2 oz SKYY Infusions Dragon Fruit
  • 1 oz Cranberry Juice
  • ½ oz Lime Juice
  • ½ oz Triple Sec


  • Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and pour into a martini glass.
  • Hosting a Memorial Day BBQ? Make it easy and save yourself time by opting for X-Rated Fusion Liqueur’s X-Rated Party Punch.

X-Rated Party Punch

Celebrity Fans: Guiliana Rancic, Ciara, Kelly Bensimon, Gabrielle Union

  • 16 ½ oz X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
  • 25oz SKYY Vodka
  • 16 ½ oz Orange Juice
  • 16 ½ oz Pineapple Juice
  • 8oz Grenadine


  • Combine one bottle of SKYY Vodka, 16 ½ oz of X-Rated Fusion Liqueur, 16 ½ oz of Orange Juice, 16 ½ oz of Pineapple Juice, and 8oz of Grenadine in a bowl. Serve mixture directly into ice filled glasses and stir to cool the mixture. Garnish with slices of orange.

Midori Melonade

Celebrity Fan: Kim Kardashian

  • 1 part Midori® Melon Liqueur
  • 1 part SKYY® Vodka
  • 4 parts lemon lime Soda

Directions: Mix all ingredients over ice. Garnish with a lemon twist

The Welcoming

Celeb Fans of Riff Raff’s: Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Shane West, Alexandra & Theodora Richards, Ne-Yo, Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, Ryan Leslie

Served at: Riff Raff’s 360 Park Avenue South @ 26th Street New York, NY

  • 1oz Lychee Juice
  • 2 oz Spiced Rum
  • 1oz Lychee Juice
  • 1oz Mandarin Juice
  • 2oz Coconut Water
  • 1oz Orgeat
  • 1oz Lime Juice

Xante Cucumber Tease

Celeb Fans of Xanté: Owen Wilson, Rosa Blasi, Carean Hayes, Jill Zarin,

  • 1.5 oz. Xanté
  • 1 oz. Gin
  • 3/4 oz. Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 2 Chunks of Cucumber
Directions: Fill with Ginger Ale Muddle cucumber, add all ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a highball glass and top with ginger ale. Garnish: Long strips of cucumber.

Smokey Cucumber Gimlet

Celeb Fans of Mulberry Project: Julia Stiles, Serena Williams, Vanessa Carlton
Served at: Mulberry Project 149 Mulberry Street New York, NY
  • 2oz Ilegal Mezcal Reposado
  • .75oz Lime juice
  • 1oz Simple Syrup
  • 5-6 Cucumber Slices Muddled
  • 1 Pepado Pepper Muddled
Directions: Shake like hell and Strain over Large Ice in Double Rocks Glass. Garnish with three cucumber slices

Cucumber 55

Celeb Fans of Villa Pacri: Kelly Rutherford, Michelle Trachtenberg, June Ambrose, David Boreanaz, Whitney Port

Served at Villa Pacri: 55 Gansvoort Street New York, NY

  • Belvedere Vodka
  • Freshly sliced cucumber
  • Midori
  • Pineapple Juice

Directions: Splash of Peach Schnapps Serve in highball glass

Cîroc Mister

  • .75 oz Ciroc
  • .75 Lillet
  • 1 oz Stirrings triple sec
  • .75 Fresh lemon juice
  • Mist of absinthe

Directions: Grab a martini glass and garnish with Orange Zest

Frozen Mango Fizz

Created by Bill Telepan for The Soft Serve Fruit Co

  • 2 Tbsp Mango Soft Serve Fruit
  • 1.5oz Vodka
  • A pinch of fresh Mint

Directions: Mix vigorously Pour into rocks glass with ice Top with splash of club soda & splash lime juice

LAVO’s Cetriolo

  • 2 oz. crop organic cucumber vodka
  • Muddled cucumbers
  • Half oz. of St. Germain (Elderflower Liquer)
  • 1 oz. Sour
  • Directions: Combine ingredients and mix. Serve ice cold, in a martini glass. Garnish with a cucumber wheel.