Memorial Day is less than a week away, and that means people are locking down their menus and plans for the long holiday weekend. These plans are likely to take the form of anything from a backyard barbecue, to lounging poolside, to hitting the town or the beach with friends. Whatever one’s preferred leisure time activity, every fun-seeker has a cocktail that’s perfect suited to their tastes. Here are three ways to spike your holiday weekend with the spirits of good times spent in great company.
For a backyard barbecue:
The E&J Brandy Peach Palmer
Perhaps better known for its super smooth VSOP expression, E&J Brandy also produces a variety of flavored brandies that includes apple, vanilla, and as found in this recipe, peach. This vibrant twist on a classic Arnold Palmer brings together two BBQ staples—lemonade and iced tea—for the perfect backyard refresher.
- 1 part E&J Peach
- 1 part Iced Tea
- 1 part Lemonade
- Add all ingredients together.
- Pour into your favorite cocktail glass.
- Add ice and garnish with lime wedge.
For a poolside celebration:
The “Haven on Earth” Cocktail
RumHaven mingles coconut liqueur made from real coconut water with premium Caribbean rum. The result of blending a spirit of this nature with pineapple juice and effervescence is a beachy vibe tailor-made for knocking back during a day at the pool or one spent with sand between your toes.
- 2 parts RumHaven
- 2 parts Pineapple Juice
- 2 parts Club Soda
- Add all ingredients into an ice-filled Collins glass.
- Stir together to combine and chill.
- Garnish with pineapple or mint.
For those just looking to party:
Camarena boasts a portfolio of highly-awarded tequilas that includes the brand new Camarena Anejo Tequila. Distilled through a proprietary method that honors traditional techniques while incorporating modern ones, Camarena’s tequilas are smooth enough to adapt to any setting where revelry is found, whether enjoyed straight or in fun cocktails like this one.
- 2 parts Camarena Silver
- ¾ part Simple Syrup / Agave Nectar
- ¾ part Lime Juice
- ½ part Triple Sec
- Add ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously.
- Strain into a glass filled with ice.
- Garnish with lime wedge (or fresh sliced jalapeños, if you want to spice it up).
This article first appeared on Flavorfulworld.com.
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