While we can’t escape to the usual getaway spots this Memorial Day, we can still find ways to celebrate the three-day weekend in style. From the party experts at Montauk’s The Surf Lodge to the wellness masters at Miraval Arizona, we’ve rounded up some of the best summer sips so you can bring the vacation vibes to your backyard, fire escape, or rooftop.
Made with light and refreshing ingredients, toast the kickoff of summer and make the most of your socially-distant MDW with the seasonal cocktails below.
East Breeze, The Surf Lodge, Montauk, NY
1.5 oz Grey Goose
1 oz St-Germain
0.75 oz fresh lemon juice
0.5 oz fresh blackberry puree
Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and strain into a coupe or martini glass. Garnish with mint sprig.
Arizona Sunset, Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, Tucson, AZ
2 oz Grey Goose L’Orange
1 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Cranberry Juice
1 oz Agave Syrup
Muddle 1 Slice of Jalapeño in mixing tin. Fill mixing tin with ice. Add vodka, lemon juice, cranberry juice and agave syrup to mixing tin. Shake and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a jalapeño slice.
Lost in Paradise, The Ritz-Carlton, Boston, MA
1.25 oz Santa Teresa 1796
1 oz Fresh Carrot Juice
0.75 oz Fresh Carrot Spiced Syrup
0.50 oz Triple Sec
0.50 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Egg White
Combine all ingredients and dry shake for 10 seconds. Add ice, shake until chilled. Double strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with star anise and carrot powder.
La Bonne Vie, Surf & Sand Resort, Laguna Beach, CA
0.75 oz St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1.5 oz Grey Goose Vodka
2 oz Sparkling Wine
0.75 oz Grapefruit Juice
Shaken, strained and topped with sparkling wine.
The Sparkler, The Williamsburg Hotel, Brooklyn, NY
1 oz Santa Teresa 1796 Rum
0.25 oz Genepy le Chamois
0.25 oz Mandarine Napoleon
1 spoonful Banana Combier
0.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice Top with Sparkling Wine
Shaken, served in a highball glass with a Collins ice sphere. Top drink with sparkling wine, and garnish with a single plantain chip and an edible orchid.
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