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Cocktails and Mocktails for Memorial Day

The start of summer is around the corner with Memorial Day leading the way. It's known as one of the biggest BBQ weekends of the year, and what comes with a great BBQ? A great drink selection!

Here I am, pregnant AGAIN. This is baby #5 and my 4th summer-time pregnancy. That's quite a few summer cocktails that I have missed in the last 8 years! I won't lie, I'll still take a sip of my husband's drink during the BBQ, but I do stick to my Mama-Mocktails. I don't want to just pour a cup of lemonade and call it a party; I want to feel special too!

We are hosting a get together for about 10-15 adults and 12-15 kids this Memorial Day weekend. It's a combination holiday and end of the season soccer party for my 5 year old. This means there will be plenty of others sharing in my non-alcoholic drink, even if they are under the age of 6. (Side note: the absolute best way to entertain kids at a BBQ is a bounce house. Just splurge on this and set out a donation jar at the party. It'll be worth it.)

But what about the other adults? No worries, I have them covered too.  I'm planning to have wine and beer on hand of course, but I will also be including the following cocktails too!

Here are my tried and true favorite mocktail recipes to kick off the summer!

(Make sure you click on each link for the specific directions on how to mix the drinks.)

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Watermelon Margarita Mocktail

  • 1 medium seedless Georgia Watermelon, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 4 tsp. agave
  • 1/3 cup sparking water

 

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The Bella Bellini

  • 1 tablespoon peach puree (or peach nectar)
  • 1 ounce mineral water
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • Fill with sparkling white grape juice
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Sparkling Raspberry Mocktail

  • Frozen raspberry lemonade concentrate
  • 3 cups cold water
  • Frozen raspberries (or fresh work too)
  • Sparkling white grape juice
Time for the Cocktails!
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Watermelon Vodka Lemonade

  • 1/2 ounce Midori Melon Liquor
  • 1.5 ounces Smirnoff Watermelon Vodka
  • 3.5 ounces Lemonade
  • Fresh Watermelon Chunks

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Pineapple Rum Punch

    • 1 cup Malibu rum
    • Fresh pineapple chunks
    • 3 cups Canada Dry® Ginger Ale
    • 3 cups pineapple juice
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Delicious Paloma

  • 1 ½ cups Silver Tequila
  • 4 ½ cups Grapefruit Soda
  • Juice of 6 Limes + Lime Wedges to Garnish
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