This coming weekend聽is one of my聽favorite聽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聽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聽and corn on the cob聽are everything you need for a long summer weekend. Being way over winter and stormy spring weather, I聽am more than聽ready to get this year鈥檚 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聽in spirit.聽And while I do it, I鈥檒l have one of the following drinks in hand.

Watermelon Margarita by Freautcake

1.聽Watermelon Margarita:聽Do I need to say more? This recipe from Leah Bergman at Freutcake is everything. (via Freutcake)

Pimms Cup by The Year in Food

2.聽Pimm鈥檚 Cup: Here鈥檚 a pimped up version of the classic. It鈥檚 got ginger beer and mint and was created by Kimberley Hasselbrink, the author of Vibrant Food. (via聽The Year in聽Food)

The-GBC by BSinthekitchen

3.聽The GBC: This gin, basil and cucumber Cocktail from BS鈥 in the Kitchen is refreshing and will for sure keep you cool in the sun. (via聽BS鈥 in the Kitchen)

Rhubarb Collins by Modern Wifestyle

4.聽Rhubarb Collins: A聽fun and refreshing twist on an old classic, this Rhubarb Collins gets bonus points for using a stalk of rhubarb for a stir stick鈥 and for being so gosh darn pretty. (via聽Modern Wifestyle)

Sangria with Strawberries by The Prima List

5.聽Sangria With Strawberries: Bring Spanish summer nights straight to your backyard. What鈥檚 more? This recipe contains no added sugar! (via The Primalist)

Aperol Spritz by Baker by Nature

6.聽Aperol Spritz:聽A three-ingredient drink聽that brings bitterness, sweetness and a whole lot of fizz to your taste buds 鈥 yeah, it鈥檚 basically everything you鈥檝e been looking for in a cocktail. (via聽Baker by Nature)

raspberry_beer_cocktail by Pretty Plain Jane

7.聽Raspberry Beer Cocktail:聽This one is perfect for a pitcher and is my personal favorite for the聽upcoming weekend festivities. (via聽Pretty Plain Jane)

Classic Mai Tai by Honestly yum

8.聽The Classic Mai Thai:Perfect for rum lovers and all聽tiki-themed聽parties, this cocktail tastes even better when you add a mini umbrella to it. Truth. (via聽Honestly Yum)

White Sangria by Sugar and Grace

9.聽White Sangria: The lighter version of the classic sangria is perfect for those who prefer white wine over red. (via聽Sugar and Grace)

Raspberry Ginger Limeade by Modern Wifestyle

10.聽Raspberry Ginger Limeade: This little looker is non-alcoholic and聽super refreshing on its own. If you鈥檙e looking for something a little stiffer, add a good splash of vodka and you are all聽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!