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5 Refreshing Drinks for Memorial Day


Summer is officially here. A time to enjoy the warm weather while being around the ones you enjoy the most, such as friends and family. The summertime is most notable for extravagant celebrations planned for holidays, graduations, and just to have a good time. A major holiday that is coming up is Memorial Day. While enjoying the hot weather, you should try some refreshing drinks to help you stay cool. 

For family gatherings, you should serve fruity drinks that contain no alcohol in them. That way, everyone including children can enjoy a nice cool drink. Also, family neutral drinks will prevent any person under the age of 21 from accidentally mistaking an alcoholic drink with a non-alcoholic one. One family neutral drink recipe that you can try is the cherry limeade. The cherry limeade drink contains cherries, lime, lemon-lime soda, maraschino syrup, and ice. Another recipe that you can try is mint lemonade. This drink contains mint, fresh lemon juice, honey, ice, and lemon slices as a garnish. Mint lemonade is not only a cool and refreshing drink, but it is also considered to be a detox water because it contains fresh lemon juice and mint leaves. These ingredients are linked to helping the body eliminate bad toxins.

Cherry limeade | Credit: Mike Triathlon

For adult-themed gatherings, try focusing on fun recipes that give you a little bit of a buzz like margaritas. Margaritas are considered mixers that require combining the right ratio of juices or soda with alcohol. There are many different kinds of fun margarita recipes ranging in consistency from watery to slurpy. One simple recipe you can try is the perfect margarita which consists of three parts tequila, two parts triple sec, and one part of lime juice. If you would like to try a more colorful and sweeter recipe, try making a frozen strawberry margarita. This recipe contains strawberries, triple sec, tequila, and frozen limeade concentrate.

The “perfect” margarita | Credit: Amelia G.

In the spirit of the upcoming holiday weekend, try finding a unique recipe that uses the colors of the American flag such as the red, white, blue boozy slush. This drink consists of three different colored slush layers. The recipe is a bit more complex but fun to create for Memorial Day.

Red, white, and blue boozy slush | Credit: Buzzfeed, Smirnoff

There is a wide range of fun summer drink recipes to choose from for Memorial Day. No matter what drink you choose to enjoy on Memorial Day, all recipes will ensure that you stay refreshed and enjoy your day under the sun.