This coming weekend is one of my favorite of the year. It marks the beginning of summer adventures, pool parties and refreshing drinks served in pitchers by the piping hot barbecue.
I live in Copenhagen now, but I spent many past Memorial Day weekends in America, staying at cheap motels by the beach and sucking in the American culture and all that comes with it. Plastic cups, sand between your toes, cocktails in pitchers and corn on the cob are everything you need for a long summer weekend. Being way over winter and stormy spring weather, I am more than ready to get this year’s first sunburn on my nose and shoulders.
This year, I am in Europe, but I will for sure fire up my grill and make juicy burgers in spirit. And while I do it, I’ll have one of the following drinks in hand.
4. Rhubarb Collins: A fun and refreshing twist on an old classic, this Rhubarb Collins gets bonus points for using a stalk of rhubarb for a stir stick… and for being so gosh darn pretty. (via Modern Wifestyle)
6. Aperol Spritz: A three-ingredient drink that brings bitterness, sweetness and a whole lot of fizz to your taste buds — yeah, it’s basically everything you’ve been looking for in a cocktail. (via Baker by Nature)
10. Raspberry Ginger Limeade: This little looker is non-alcoholic and super refreshing on its own. If you’re looking for something a little stiffer, add a good splash of vodka and you are all set for the weekend. (via Modern Wifestyle)
How do you like to spend Memorial Weekend? What favorite summer cocktail will you be drinking? Let us know in the comments below!