Cocktail Friday: Memorial Weekend Edition

Posted on 22 May 2015 at 1:38pm

It’s Memorial Day weekend! What to do for the three-day holiday?  Some summer refreshers should be in order — here are a few, culled from mixologists, bars and restaurants around the country, starting with a local. And we’ll see you back here on Tuesday after the holidays!

7DutchMuleDutch Mule

Spicy, sweet and a little bit sour, this recipe courtesy of Southlake-based Del Frisco’s Grille is just what the doctor ordered when you want something a bit more sophisticated than a so-last-year shandy.

1/2 oz. Nolet’s Gin

4-1/2 oz. ginger beer

Red grapefruit slices

Mint sprigs.

Making it: Fill wine glass 3/4 full with ice. Add gin and ginger beer. Place grapefruit slice in glass and top with mint sprig.


You Look Smashing 

Spyglass Rooftop Bar sits 22 stories atop Archer Hotel in NVC, serving small bites and crafted cocktails with unparalleled views of the Empire State Building and the New York City skyline. You’ll already look smashing up there, but this cocktail in hand won’t hurt either.

2 oz. Eagle Rare Bourbon

6 blackberries

3 mint leaves

1 lemon wedge

1/4 oz. maple syrup.

Serve in rocks glass.

Rise & Shine Coffee Cocktail

When you need more than a mimosa to get you back in the game after a long night of partying, opt for this easy-to-prepare energy bev crafted from liquid coffee concentrate, handcrafted at Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen in Winter Park, Fla.

1 oz. Fernet

3/4 oz. Amaro

3/4 oz. Grand Marnier

1/2 oz. simple syrup

1 Barnie’s Blend BREWSTICKS

Making it: Mix ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour and serve in a rocks glass. Garnish with orange twist.

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