Cheers to Memorial Day Weekend

Yay, Memorial day - the unofficial start of summer is finally here!  Time to get those grills fired up, pools opened up and let those backyard BBQs begin. Whether you are hosting a large get together with friends or doing a small family celebration this memorial day weekend, one thing is for sure, you will need some festive cocktails (or mocktails for the little ones). So here are some drink ideas for your Memorial Day celebrations that will have you sipping on some delicious cocktails while letting the kids join in on the holiday fun with slushies, mocktails and of course some  good ol’ fashioned lemonades. Cheers to the 3 day weekend  ahead.

Fizzy Fruity Floats- What better way to kick off summer than with some refreshing ice cream floats. Add some orange, grape or blackberry soda for an extra flavorful and super yummy twist. Although perfect for all ages - Make it an adult beverage by adding some vodka to the mix!

 Watermelon Rum Punch- Ahhh watermelon, the classic summer staple. Kick things up by making a watermelon rum punch. Super simple to make (you do need a blender) and absolutely delish. Fresh watermelon chunks mixed with rum - yes Please! If you want to make this rum-based drink appropriate for kids, then ditch the rum and blend until it reaches a slushie consistency.

Red, White and Blue Frozen Sangria-  The perfect adult slushie to kick off summer (be warned,this may be your go to summer drink). Layered red, white and blue which makes this drink a must have for any memorial day party!

Raspberry Beer CocktailTalk about one refreshing summer drink! This delightful mix  of beer, vodka and lemonade is just so good -so be prepared to make a second batch! The recipe calls for Corona, but any beer you have on hand will work.

White Sangria- Looking for a simple yet delicious recipe for a festive Sangria? Celebrate summer (and Memorial Day) and toast to red,white and blue with this yummy cocktail.


We are so excited that summer is finally upon us and we are looking forward to the long weekend ahead. However you choose to celebrate, we hope that you have a relaxing and fun time. Don’t forget that you can always bring your cocktail of choice with you!! Simply load up your Portovino Wine Purse :) Have cocktails, will travel. Cheers to the red, white and blue!


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