The perfect Memorial Day weekend cocktails

The weather is improving and it’s almost time for Memorial Day festivities with friends and family.

Jonathan Pogash, The Cocktail Guru, joined the Rhode Show to share some creative and patriotic mocktails and adult lemonades.

Blueberry Lavender Julep

  • 1 1/2 oz. Maple Rye whiskey
  • 1/2 oz. lavender syrup
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 10 blueberries

Directions: Muddle the blueberries and mint in the lavender syrup.  Add whisky and ice and stir well.

Garnish: Lots of fresh mint on top and blueberries

Strawberry Dream

  • 1 strawberry, chopped
  • 1 thyme sprig, de-stemmed
  • 1/2 oz. ginger liqueur
  • splash of simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz. gin

Directions: Muddle the strawberries in the lemon and simple syrup.  Add ginger liqueur and gin and shake well with ice.  Strain into martini glass.

Garnish: Thyme sprig

Almond-Jasmine Soda

  • 2 oz. Almond milk
  • 1 oz. jasmine syrup
  • Top w/ club soda

Directions: Build directly into a highball glass with ice and stir well.

All three make up the American Flag – red, white, and blue. For more from Jonathan visit The Cocktail Guru online.


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