Picnics are being assembled, summer vaca plans are in position, and the beach is calling your name. Yes, Memorial Day weekend is among us! Make sure to toast the holiday weekend with one of these fun and summer-y cocktails. With all the goodness that this season brings, (like the Summer by Bravo commercial, hello) you have reason to celebrate. Seriously, when else is beach-bronzed skin and nautical attire this accessible?
And we'll give you one more reason to say cheers! Today also happens to be National Wine Day. Taste-testings are in order.
1. Dutch Root Beer Float
2 oz. Van Gogh Dutch Caramel
1 scoop vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
6 oz. chilled root beer or diet root beer
Directions: Add the vodka to a tall glass, top with root beer, and then add in the ice cream/frozen yogurt.
2. Hornitos® Pomegranate Paloma
2 parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
½ part Lime Juice
½ part Pomegranate Juice
½ part Grapefruit Juice
½ part Agave Nectar
Directions: Pour all of the ingredients, except the soda water, into a shaker with ice. Next, shake and strain into a pilsner glass that is filled with ice. Top it off with soda and garnish the drink with a mint sprig.
3. KAPPA Kooler
1 ½ oz KAPPA Pisco
1 ½ oz simple syrup
Squeeze a wedge of lemon and lime
Directions: Combine all ingredients into a Collins glass with ice. Top it off with club soda and then stir. Use a lemon with a lime edge for the garnish.
4. Cocoa-Mint Mojito
1 part JDK&Sons™ Crave Chocolate Mint Liqueur
2 parts Cruzan Aged Light Rum
6-10 Fresh Mint Leaves
1 part Fresh Lime Juice
Directions: Muddle mint leaves and lime juice in a highball glass. Next, fill a glass with crushed ice. Add the rum and stir it. Top it off with club soda. Garnish the cocktail with a mint sprig and a lime wheel.
Cocktails not your thing? Well, like we said before, today is National Wine Day, giving you the perfect excuse to try out some of the housewives creations. Check out Ramona's pinot grigio, Kim Zolciak's fruit-flavored beverages, or Bethenny's Skinnygirl creations—like her California Rosé. Yum!
Check out this Skinnygirl recipe that might be more of your thing!
5 parts glass of Skinnygirl California White wine
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