The Perfect Drink Guide for Memorial Day Weekend

There are a few cocktails and drinks you should try while relaxing on this Memorial Day.

Hennessy Very Special Limited Edition Shepard Fairey - Launch-Party

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Memorial Day is upon us and we’ve got your drink guide to keep guests pre-busy and out of your way when you grill your heart out. There is something for everyone, even those who really drink and those who hate the taste of alcohol.

Watermelon Hennyrita


1 1/2 oz Hennessy

1 1/2 oz watermelon ripening

1 oz. Triple seconds

1 oz. Lemonade


Add ice, henna, watermelon ripening, triple sec and lime juice to the glass and shake well.

Sift the mixture over the ice and garnish with a watermelon slice.

The king met the queen


1.5 oz Bombay Sapphire Gene

0.5 oz real pineapple puree

0.5 ounces lemon juice

0.5 oz honey syrup 1: 1

5 oz Fever-Tree Indian Tonic

Method: Make ingredients in a balloon glass with fresh cold draft ice. Garnish with two pineapple leaves and a few pieces of jalapeno in the drink.

Code D'usse

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1 1/2 oz D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac

1 oz Amaretto liqueur

3 oz fresh pineapple juice

Method: Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into an ice-filled stone glass

Gray goose strawberry field

Source: Gray Goose / Gray Goose

I ate strawberries


1 ounce gray goose essence strawberry and lemongrass

4 ½ oz soda water

+ Martini and Rossi Sweet Vermouth

+ Lemon wheel

Method: Rinse the wine glass with Martini and Rossi Sweet Vermouth. Make in a wine glass on top of thick ice. Garnish with lemon wheels.

DeLeon Añejo Old fashioned honey

Source: DeLeon Tequila / DeLeon

DeLeon Añejo Old fashioned honey


1 z oz DeLeon Añejo


Z oz orange blossom

Sweet syrup

3 dash smoked apricots



Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass with ice. Stir vigorously until cool. Sift over a large ice cube in a glass. Peel a squash, grate it and squeeze the juice. Garnish with an orange peel and a branded cherry. Glassware: Rock

Garnish: Large format, ice cube, orange peel, branded cherries

Delion Memorial Day Mix Guide

Source: DeLeon Tequila / Deleon Tequila

Dilion White Peach Mango Margarita


1 ½ oz – DeLeon Blanco Tequila

1 ounce – Peach puree

8 ounces – mango puree

½ oz – Fresh lime juice

½ oz – Fresh lemon juice

Z oz – Agave Nectar Syrup


Rimrocks filled with glass and ice. Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a rimmed glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and fresh peach slices.


Tajin and salt rims, lime and peach pieces

Southern Charma Cocktail

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Southern Charma Cocktail


1 ½ Part D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac

2 parts sweet tea

1 part lemonade


Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into a highball glass. Add more ice. Empty into a hybrid glass with a lemon wheel.

Southern Charma Cocktail

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D’USSÉ This is my jam


2 parts D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac

1 tablespoon apricot jam

1⁄2 part fresh lemon juice

1⁄2 part pineapple bush

1 thyme sprig

Top sparkling soda


Mix thyme, lemon juice and pineapple in a shaker. Add apricot jam, D’USSÉ and ice. Shake well and strain into a crushed-ice-filled stone glass. Top with sparkling soda.

Bespoke Greyhound drink

Source: Reserve Bar / Reserve Bar

HH Bespoke Greyhound


1 1/2 oz HH Bespoke vodka

3 1/2 oz grapefruit juice


Shake the vodka and grape juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a hybrid glass. Enjoy!

Chocolate Cake Shot / Espresso Shot

Source: Sky Vodka / Sky Vodka

Hazelnut Espresso Martini


That part is Franzelico

1 part sky vodka

1 ½ portion cold brew or espresso

6 parts plain syrup


Pour over ice, shake and strain into a coupe or martini glass. Arrange with 3 complete espresso bins (optional).

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