I hope you’ve made some plans for this weekend even if the plan is to be lazy and do nothing. . Its OK to sit back and relax sometimes, but just make sure you’ve got something cold and tasty in your hands. We’ve got a list of memorial day drinks we’ll be making and sampling over the next four days and wanted to share them with you. Happy holidays!
Created by Debbi Peek (Louisville, KY)
Recipe serves 4-5
- 4 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
- 8 parts Blueberry Juice
- 8 parts Passion Fruit Juice
- Sparkling Wine or Club Soda
- 15-20 Fresh Mint Leaves
- 1 bag Frozen Blueberries, for ice ring
Add Basil Hayden’s Bourbon, blueberry juice, passion fruit juice and mint leaves to a medium-sized punch bowl and stir. Add blueberry ice ring*. (See recipe below.) Serve in a cocktail glass and top with club soda or sparkling wine.
*Blueberry Ice Ring
Freeze one bag of frozen blueberries with water in a bundt cake pan. Dip frozen ring into hot water for a few seconds to unmold. Place in punch bowl with blueberry side up.
Knob Creek Rye Blackhawk
- 2 parts Knob Creek® Rye Whiskey
- 1 part DeKuyper® Sloe Gin
- 1 maraschino cherry for garnish
In a mixing glass half-filled with ice cubes, combine the whiskey and gin. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.
- 1 ½ parts of Sauza® Silver Tequila
- 4 parts cranberry juice
- 2 parts lemon soda
- 2 mint leaves for garnish
- Lime wedge for garnish
Combine all ingredients except mint leaves in a tall glass. Serve glass with 2 mint leaves. Serve cold or iced. If you want to rim the glass with sugar before pouring the margarita, simply run a lime wedge around the edge of the glass and then dip the rim of the glass in a plate of sugar. Add mint leaves and lime wedge for garnish.
- 2 parts Sauza® Blue Reposado Tequila
- 2 parts Orange Juice
- 2 dashes grenadine
- Orange wedge for garnish
In a glass filled with ice stir together orange juice and tequila. Pour the dash of grenadine down the side so that it settles to the bottom of the glass. Add an orange wedge for garnish.