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How to Celebrate Memorial Day in Style

Memorial Day weekend is here, and if you’re planning to host a party or have some guests over, then you’re likely thinking of ways to entertain them. One way to do this is by serving some delicious and refreshing alcoholic drinks! We want to share with you our best tips on how to celebrate Memorial Day weekend with your favorite wine, beer and spirits, along with a recipe for a Memorial Day-themed cocktail. Let’s get into it!

Create a Signature Cocktail

Creating a signature cocktail is an excellent way to add a personal touch to your Memorial Day weekend. Select a recipe that is simple and that you can make in large batches. You can choose to make traditional drinks like margaritas or opt for something a little more festive, such as a red, white, and blue cocktail. Keep in mind that drinks like daiquiris or other frozen drinks may take some time to make, so consider how much time and effort you’re willing to put in.

Plan for Food Pairings

When it comes to pairing drinks with food, it’s essential to consider the flavors and intensity of your dishes. Lighter beers go well with grilled fish or chicken, while heavier beers pair well with richer meats like steaks. White wines pair well with lighter meals, while red wines are best served with heavier dishes. For a Memorial Day weekend, you might want to consider serving grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, and other BBQ-style food that goes well with a refreshing beer or cocktail.

Safety First

Finally, no matter what type of alcohol you choose to serve, always ensure safety comes first. If someone becomes too intoxicated, make sure they have a designated driver or consider calling them a ride home. It’s also a good idea to have some non-alcoholic drinks and water available to help guests stay hydrated.

Memorial Day Themed Cocktail Recipe: Red, White, and Blue Cocktail

– 2 ounces of blue curaçao
– 2 ounces of cranberry juice
– 1/2 ounce of grenadine
– 1/2 ounces of lemon juice
– 2 ounces of vodka


1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
2. Pour in the blue curaçao and vodka and shake for 10 seconds
3. Add cranberry juice, grenadine, lemon juice, and ice cubes. Shake until well chilled.
4. Strain into a glass filled with ice.
5. Garnish with a slice of lemon or lime.

There you have it – our best tips on how to celebrate Memorial Day weekend with alcohol! Stock up on all  your favorites this weekend at Payless Liquors!

Remember always to prioritize safety and plan accordingly when it comes to what to serve at your gathering. We hope you have a fantastic Memorial Day weekend! Cheers!