Memorial Day Cocktails

Memorial Day Cocktails

Spice up your cookout with these perfect summertime libations


by #teamEBONY, May 25, 2012

Memorial Day Cocktails

Keep it cool with these tasty summer drinks!

Nothing says summer quite like a cold cocktail sipped outdoors among friends. Consider mixing up some of our favorite concoctions from X-Rated Fusion and SKYY Coconut Vodka, which count La La Anthony, Ciara and Gabrielle Union as fan! These drinks will make you the toast of any Memorial Day celebration.

  X-Rated Summer Peach (Created by Mixologist Travis London) This iced tea is for adults only! If you’ll have kids at your event, be sure to serve cocktails in different cups from what the little ones use.

2 oz. X-Rated Fusion Liqueur 4 oz. Peach Tea Peach slice for garnish

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine X-Rated Fusion Liqueur, peach tea, and shake vigorously. Strain into an ice cube filled highball glass and garnish with peach slice.

  X-Rated Margarita Bliss (Created by Travis London) This tasty take on a classic frozen margarita serves four.

2 cups X-Rated Fusion Liqueur 12 cup sparkling water 1 cup zero calorie sweetener Juice of 1 lemon 1 cup blackberries, pulsed in blender 6 slices of fresh ginger 12 cup Cabo Wabo Blanco 1 cup ice

Place all ingredients (except tequila and ice) in a saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir to make sure all the sugar is dissolved and remove from heat to allow to cool. Once cooled down remove ginger slices and place in blender with tequila and ice. Pour into chilled and rimmed margarita glasses. Garnish each with a picker of lemon and ginger slices.

Coconut Basil Gimlet Coconut and basil add an unexpected kick to the classic cocktail; serves four.

12 oz SKYY Infusions Coconut 12 oz Fresh lime juice 12 oz Simple syrup Fresh basil

Muddle small pieces of basil with simple syrup. Shake with lime juice and vodka and strain overfresh ice.

Coconut Conquest This island-inspired shooter will transport your guests straight to the beach! 

12 oz SKYY Infusions Coconut 12 oz Fresh lime juice 12 oz Orange juice 12 oz Triple sec 14 oz Agave nectar

Mix and serve in a shot glass.

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