5 Cocktails to Make on Memorial Day

From a citrusy Paloma cocktail to a bubbly Negroni Sbagliato, these warm-weather drinks will get the party started.


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We’re assuming you’re in a backyard right now, struggling to light the grill while getting an early buzz going with your favorite craft beer. Now’s the time to step it up as a host or party guest and start mixing drinks.

From a citrusy Paloma cocktail to a bubbly Negroni Sbagliato, the warm-weather cocktail recipes below are a step up from a trash can full of jungle juice (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

Mint Julep

While it tastes great on Derby Day, the bourbon-based classic is equally satisfying on any warm day.

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Paloma Cocktail

San Francisco bartender Jacques Bezuidenhout shows you how to mix up a traditional Paloma. This refreshing tequila cocktail is simple to make and a favorite in Mexico.

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Moscow Mule

A strong, Russian workhorse of a drink. Top San Francisco bartender H. Joseph Ehrmann shows you how to make a Moscow Mule.

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Negroni Sbagliato

The name means “wrong Negroni,” but everything about this bubbly refresher is right. This delicious gin punch is one the whole party will enjoy.

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Sweet Summer Cocktail

Learn to make delicious drinks from expert bartender and Liquor.com contributor Charlotte Voisey. She visits the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco and then creates a couple tasty cocktail recipes using late summer’s bounty of fruit.

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  • TJ

    That Negroni Sbagliato looks interesting. I do love Campari. I prefer dry vermouth with my campari though.

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