Setting the stage for the summer season, Memorial Day is the perfect time to spend time at the beach with a picnic or with your family in the backyard. With any celebration, you will want to make sure food and drinks don’t run low. Be sure to make everyone happy with the below drinks:

Grapefruit Margaritas

We’ll take any excuse to shake up a margarita and Memorial Day offers the perfect blend of sweet and tart in this grapefruit rendition. Squeeze some lime juice, kick back and enjoy this take on a classic.

Ginger Shandy Memorial Day Drink

Ginger Shandies

An easy and refreshing drink to be seen at any BBQ is a Summer Shandy. You can’t have a BBQ without beer so for those who are not into trying a classic cocktail, have them take a sip of this twist on beer by combining it with ginger beer and zesty lemon. They won’t believe it!

Spicy Thai Basil Cocktail Memorial Day Drink

Spicy Thai Basil Cucumber Cocktail

For those who not only like to spice things up on the grill but also in their drinks, the Spicy Thai Basil Cucumber cocktail will be right up their alley. With hot peppers and savory Thai basil, this drink is cool and refreshing, with a nice, slow jalapeno burn at the finish.

Watermelon Mojito Cocktail

Watermelon Mojito

Watermelon is one of the most refreshing fruits to savor during the hot weather of the summer. Ease into this recipe by adding pureed watermelon chunks into your favorite Mojito recipe and voila, you’re done!

Cucumber Cooler Memorial Day Drink

Cucumber Cooler

Surprise your friends with this refreshing take on a gin and tonic full of cool and light tones from the addition of cucumber and mint. Summer or not, this is certainly a crowd pleaser!

·       2 Oz Bombay Sapphire

·       1 Oz Fresh Lime Juice

·       1 Oz Simple Syrup 2 Slices Of Cucumber

·       1 -2 Sprigs Of Mint Glass Type Double Old Fashioned


1.     Add All Ingredients Into Boston Shaker With Shake Ice.

2.     Shake Well.

3.     Double Strain With A Fine Mesh Strainer Into Glass With Fresh Ice.

4.     Garnish Mint Spring & Cucumber

Red, White, Blue Memorial Day Spritzer

Red White & Blue Spritzers

Use seasonal berries as ice to elevate a spritzer. Drink normally or add a splash of vodka for a nice kick!

Empire Martini Memorial Day Cocktail

Empire Martini


·       1 ½ Oz Ketle One Vodka

·       ¾ Oz Fresh Lemon Juice

·       ½ Oz Simple Syrup

·       ¼ Oz Aperol

·       ¼ Oz Cointreau

·       1 Dash Peychaud’s Bitters



1.     Add all ingredients into Boston Shaker with ice.

2.     Shake well.

3.     Double strain with a fine mesh strainer into a chilled glass. Garnish with lemon.

Cool down with one of these drinks at your upcoming pool party. If you’re looking to have your Memorial Day party set with a more stress free approach, reach out to the team at Chef David Cuisine in order to get a customized design and menu set up for you.