Celebrate This Memorial Day With Some All-American Cocktails

Memorial Day is about celebrating America's fallen heroes. Show your support for the good ol' US of A by honoring the service men and women that have made the ultimate sacrifice with some of our favorite American inspired cocktails. It's the least you could do!

Cold War CocktailCold War Cocktail Recipe
Created by cocktailsdrinkrecipes.com

1 oz. Jagermeister Herbal Liqueur
1 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Sweet and sour mix
Fill with Red Bull

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into glass. Then fill with Red Bull.

Blue IndependenceBlue Independence
Created by Cosmopolitan

1 1/2 oz. Bombay Sapphire Gin
3/4 oz. lime juice
1/2 oz. Blue Curacao
1 oz. peach schnapps
1/4 oz. simple syrup

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a glass.

president cocktailThe President
Created by cocktailsdrinkrecipes.com

1 Part Bacardi Rum
2 Dashes Grenadine
1 Part Orange Juice

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


The AtlanticThe Atlantic
Created by Cosmopolitan

2 oz. ATLANTICO Platino Rum
1 oz. lime juice
¾ oz. simple syrup
10 mint leaves
5 raspberries

To make simple syrup, mix equal parts hot water and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Muddle raspberries and mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add rum, lime juice, with simple syrup. Shake and strain into a glass filled with ice. 

Vanilla Berry Sparkler
Created by TuacaVanilla Berry Sparkler

3 muddled Driscoll’s blackberries
1 ½ ounces Tuaca
1 ounce gin
½ ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
½ ounce simple syrup (1-1)
1 ounce soda water
Muddle three blackberries at the bottom of the glass portion of your shaker and add all other ingredients except the soda water. Shake with ice and strain over fresh ice into a highball glass. Garnish with a mint sprig and a blackberry.

Strawberry Spangled Bannerdrink
Created by Cosmopolitan

3 strawberries
2 basil leaves
1½ oz. Disaronno
½ oz. Grey Goose Vodka
¾ oz. lime juice
¾ oz. simple syrup
Garnish: strawberries and basil leaves

Muddle strawberries and basil leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and remaining ingredients. Shake and strain over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with strawberries and basil leaves.

The American CollinsThe American Collins
Created by Michelle Boroba

1-1/2 ounces Bombay Sapphire
4 Bing cherries, pitted
8 blueberries
3/4 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
Club soda

In a Collins glass, muddle the cherries and blueberries in the lemon juice and simple syrup. Add Sapphire and ice and stir briefly. Top with club soda. Garnish with a Bing cherry and slice of lemon.


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