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Kick off The Start Of Summer With These Memorial Day Cocktails

It’s time to take a load off and enjoy some refreshing and delicious cocktails. What better way to relax, unwind and enjoy the official start of summer with some delicious Memorial Day cocktails. And boy do we have some great cocktails for you! Get ready for some amazing drink recipes from Bacardi, the real Havana Club Rum, E&J Brandy, RumHaven, and Camarena Tequila.

Whether you’re hitting a barbecue, hanging by the pool or going out with friends, we made sure these Memorial Day cocktails are perfect for your needs.

Sparkling Hibiscus Limeade

Memorial Day Cocktails

6 parts Bacardi Lime Flavored Rum
2 parts St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
4 parts Lime Juice
4 parts Monin Hibiscus Syrup
4 parts Lemon Lime Soda
4 parts Club Soda
4 lime wheel garnish
Add all ingredients into a punch bowl or carafe with ice and stir. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Havana Especial

Memorial Day Cocktails

1½ parts Havana Club Añejo Blanco Rum
1½ parts pineapple juice
½ part fresh lemon juice
½ part simple syrup
Barspoon of Maraschino Liqueur
Garnish with pineapple leaf and pineapple wedge. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a highball glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a pineapple leaf.

Red Rum Punch

Memorial Day Cocktails

¾ parts Bacardi Limon
¾ parts Bacardi Raspberry
¾ parts Bacardi Superior
½ parts Grenadine
2 parts Sweet & Sour
1 part Cranberry Juice
Garnish with Lemon Wedge or Mint. Pour all ingredients into a punch bowl that is filled with ice blocks. Stir. Garnish the bowl with lemon wheels and raspberries.

E&J Brandy Peach Palmer

Memorial Day Cocktails

1 part E&J Peach
1 part Iced Tea
1 part Lemonade
Add all ingredients together. Shake. Pour into your favorite cocktail glass. Add ice and garnish with a lime wedge.

Haven on Earth Cocktail

 

Memorial Day Cocktails

2 parts RumHaven
2 parts Pineapple Juice
2 parts Club Soda
Add all ingredients into an ice-filled Collins glass. Stir together to combine and chill. Garnish with pineapple or mint.

Camarena Margarita

Memorial Day Cocktails

2 parts Camarena Silver
¾ part Simple Syrup / Agave Nectar
¾ part Lime Juice
½ part Triple Sec
Add ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. 2. Strain into a glass filled with ice. 3. Garnish with a lime wedge (or fresh sliced jalapeños, if you want to spice it up.

Are you excited to try these Memorial Day cocktails?

Spritz Cocktails

Welcome to #SpritzGate 2019: Modernizing A Classic Summer Cocktail

Our Summer cocktail pregaming continues with three more amazing versions of the spritz cocktail. Chase Potato Vodka, Benham’s Sonoma Style Gin, and Disaronno welcome you to #SpritzGate 2019, a delicious escape into the world of refreshing summer cocktails. Read on as we present three more takes on the classic summer cocktail with non-traditional flavors. We recently shared two heavenly Spritz cocktail recipes and we know you can’t get enough, so we’re sharing more. We’re stepping away from the traditional carnival-hued Spritz and presenting some fun flavor alternatives for this ultimate summer cocktail.

Spritz Cocktails

With Memorial Day and weekend coming up, these refreshing drinks are perfect to celebrate the long weekend. Whether you getting together with friends or relaxing alone at home, a great cocktail is a great addition to the day. Wouldn’t you love to indulge in a Spritz cocktail with the sweetness and delicate floral notes of elderflower? Or maybe one with a hint of mint. Perhaps you desire something a bit more sophisticated and elegant. Then our final #SpritzGate 2019 cocktail will probably be your go-to Spritz cocktail. Check out all three cocktail recipes below:

The Great Chase Spritz

#SpritzGate 2019

1 oz Chase Potato Vodka
.5 oz Chase Elderflower Liqueur
1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Top with Anna De Codorniu Blanc De Blancs Reserva. Pour ingredients over cubed ice in a large wine glass and stir. Garnish with an orange peel

California Spritzing

#SpritzGate 2019

1 oz Benham’s Sonoma Style Gin
1 oz Mint Simple Syrup
1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Top with Long Meadow Ranch’s Brut Farmstead. Pour ingredients over cubed ice in a large wine glass and stir. Garnish with mint

The Really Italian Spritz

#SpritzGate 2019

2 oz Disaronno
1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Top with TrentoDOC
Pour ingredients in a chilled flute and gently stir

What are your thoughts on the new takes of this summer cocktail? Are you ready to enter #SpritzGate 2019 and open yourself to alternatives of the traditional Spritz cocktail?

Enhance Your Outdoor Space with Patio Furniture from Kmart

It’s Memorial Day Weekend, so you know what that means, the weather is gorgeous and it’s time to decorate with some amazing outdoor furniture and get your grilling on. For these things to happen, you will be in need of the proper items, and this season, Kmart has everything you need to get your home summer-ready. Today we concentrate on your outdoor living space with some stunning patio furniture from Kmart.

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The patio furniture from Kmart will beautifully bring your inside life outside with gorgeous outdoor furniture sets from Jaclyn Smith, the must-have Kenmore grill for grilling season, and wonderfully decorative, outdoor accessories from Essential Garden, Safavieh, etc, at amazingly low prices, plus with their no money down layaway plan, there’s no need to wait until you have a deposit to can secure these items for your home.

JACLYN SMITH REECE 4PC BROWN WICKER SEATING

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The Jaclyn Smith Reece 4 Piece Brown Wicker Seating (two sets are shown above) is crafted from richly woven wicker in a contemporary style with durable steel frame construction for sturdiness. It boasts gently curved arms and soft, and supple cushioning that provide hours of comfortable relaxation. The all-weather PE wicker and seat cushions are designed to withstand the elements and resist fading, mildew, and stains. The four set includes two chairs, one loveseat, one tempered-glass table,  three seat cushions, and retails for $599.99. It can be yours with only 4 layaway payments of $152.00. The Bistro Table is available separately for $199.99 and can be yours with 4 layaway payments of $52.00.

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The set pairs beautifully with the Medallion Silver/Multi Indoor/Outdoor Rug, a stain and water-resistant, multicolored medallion print in shades of red, blue, and white. The easy-to-care-for rug is available in the following sizes: 19.7″ x 30″, 59.1″ x 84″, 94″ x 120″, and 19.7″ x 59″, and ranges in price from $12.99 – $129.99 (it’s currently on sale for less until June 4th).

JACLYN SMITH CLERMONT DINING SET

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The Jaclyn Smith Clermont Dining Set offers generous seating for up to 6 people, sturdy steel frame, and is perfectly designed for traditional outdoor dining. The table features an ornate filigree aluminum cast pattern in the center surrounded by pressure-resistant ceramic and a durable steel frame with a weather-resistant powder coating to prevent rust. The four plush chairs, which features four stationary chairs and two swivel chairs, also feature a classic brown steel frame and is contrasted with beautiful earth-tone cushions. The Clermont Dining Set is a must-have for those looking for patio or deck furniture that combines reliability with elegance. The Clermont Patio Dining Table with Ceramic Tile retails for $299.99 and can be yours with 4 layaway payments of $77. 00, the Jaclyn Smith Clermont Set of 6 Dining Chairs retail for $500.00 and can be yours with 4 layaway payments of $127.00

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Pair the entire set with the Navy Fretwork Indoor/Outdoor Patio Rug, a stain-resistant, flat weave rug that works for both indoor and outdoor and is available in 5 ft. x 8 ft., and 8 ft. x 10 ft. sizes and retails for $19.99 – $129.99. Now that you and your guests are comfortably seated with at the above stylish patio furniture from Kmart, it’s time to get grilling, and no one knows grills like Kenmore.

KENMORE 6 BURNER GAS GRILL

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The Kenmore 6 Burner Stainless Gas Grill, provides a remarkable 819 square inches of cooking space for multi-zone grilling. Each of the six burners puts out 10,000 BTUs, and delivers a side burner that puts out 13,000 BTUs, allowing you to grill your meat and cook all of your side dishes at the same time, plus it has large cabinets, so you have more than enough room for all your grilling tools and other essentials. Lighting this 6 burner gas grill is as easy as pushing a button, thanks to the electronic ignition. The grill retails for $399.99 and can be yours with 4 layaway payments of $102.00.

What are you thoughts on the incredible patio furniture from Kmart? See these and much more at www.kmart.com now.

Raise a Glass to the Troops this Memorial Day

It is with honor that we raise a glass to the men and women who have and do serve to protect our country, the sacrifices these military servicemen make is one that nothing else compares to. These men and women deserve much more than just our respect, they deserve more than we can offer, so this Memorial Day, we honor them with a toast, for their years of service, with one of these delicious cocktails. Now there’s no need to take cocktail making classes, or to buy a cocktail kit, because we bring you some simple, and delicious drink recipes from Skinnygirl Cocktails, DeLeón Platinum Tequila, Basil Hayden’s Bourbon, and Knob Creek Rye Whiskey. We bring you red, white, and blue (really purple) cocktail recipes to show our gratitude to our troops.

Ras-beery Cooler

1 part Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka
1 part chilled beer
2 parts raspberry lemonade concentrate
Lemon wedge or garnish
Lime peel for garnish
Mix all ingredients in a glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge and lime peel.

Watermelon Refresher

2 parts Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka
1 large piece muddled fresh watermelon
1 part club soda
1 tsp. agave nectar
Squeeze of lime
Pour ingredients over ice. Top with club soda.

Platinum Sage Margarita

2 oz. DeLeón Platinum tequila infused with fresh sage
¾ oz. clarified lime juice
¾ oz. fresh cane syrup
Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass over cracked and cubed ice until thoroughly cold. Strain into a chilled coupe and serve up garnished with a sage leaf.

Basil Hayden’s Spiced Blueberry Punch (Created by Debbi Peek)
Recipe serves 4-5

4 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
8 parts Blueberry Juice
8 parts Passion Fruit Juice
Sparkling Wine or Club Soda
15-20 Fresh Mint Leaves
1 bag Frozen Blueberries, for ice ring
Add Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon, blueberry juice, passion fruit juice and mint leaves to a medium sized punch bowl and stir. Add blueberry ice ring*. (See recipe below.) Serve in a cocktail glass and top with club soda or sparkling wine.

*Blueberry Ice Ring

Freeze one bag of frozen blueberries with water in a bundt cake pan.
Dip frozen ring into hot water for a few seconds to unmold.
Place in punch bowl with blueberry side up.

Knob Creek Rye Blackhawk

2 parts Knob Creek® Rye Whiskey
1 part DeKuyper® Sloe Gin
1 maraschino cherry for garnish
In a mixing glass half-filled with ice cubes, combine the whiskey and gin. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.

Toasting the Troops this Memorial Day w/ Cocktails from Sauza® Tequila

Memorial Day is a mere two weeks away, and while many look at this weekend as the start of the summer season, it is also the time we honor those who have given their lives in military service for the United States. It is because of these men and women that our Memorial Day Weekends are filled with fun celebrations, family BBQs and summer getaways. While we can’t personally thank those who’ve given their lives for this country, we can toast to their memory with a few delicious cocktails from Sauza Tequila. Today we present the very flavorful Summer Salute cocktail, made with Sauza’s Silver Tequila, and the Summertime Sunrise cocktail, made with Sauza’s Blue Reposado Tequila.

Summer Salute

Summer Salute

1 ½ parts of Sauza® Silver Tequila
4 parts cranberry juice
2 parts lemon soda
2 mint leaves for garnish
Lime wedge for garnish
Combine all ingredients except mint leaves in a tall glass. Serve glass with 2 mint leaves. Serve cold or iced. If you want to rim the glass with sugar before pouring the margarita, simply run a lime wedge around the edge of the glass and then dip the rim of the glass in a plate of sugar. Add mint leaves and lime wedge for garnish.

Summertime Sunrise

Summertime Sunrise

2 parts Sauza® Blue Reposado Tequila
2 parts Orange Juice
2 dashes grenadine
Orange wedge for garnish
In a glass filled with ice stir together orange juice and tequila. Pour the dash of grenadine down the side so that it settles to the bottom of the glass. Add an orange wedge for garnish.

Whether you are going away or throwing a barbecue in your backyard, lift a glass or two to those who gave their lives.