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Celebrate Memorial Day And The Start Of The Hamptons Season

Nicole Barylski

Coconut Watermelon Freeze, Sargeant Sake, and Cherry Bourbon Blossom. (Courtesy Photo)

From the fun Hamptons soirees to having beach weather on the horizon, Memorial Day Weekend marks the start of the Hamptons season which is cause for celebration. A tasty cocktail is the perfect way to kickoff the season in style.

1. Coconut Watermelon Freeze: Nothing says summer like cooling down with a delicious frozen drink.

 • 1 3/4 parts Pucker Watermelon Wow Vodka
 • Approximately 2 parts of Coconut Sorbet
 • 1/3 part Lemon Sour Mix
 • Toasted Coconut Flakes
 • Watermelon Ball

Method: Add all ingredients into blender with ice; blend in crush ice mode. Garnish with toasted coconut flakes and a watermelon ball and pour into a hurricane glass.

Blue Hawaiian and Coconut Rum Punch. (Courtesy Photo)

2. Honey Ginger Sauza-Rita: A batch of margaritas is the perfect addition to any Hamptons Memorial Day weekend BBQ. This recipe serves 9.

 • 1 12 oz. can frozen Lemonade
 • 1 12 oz. bottle of Ginger Beer
 • 12 oz. Sauza Blue 100% Agave Silver Tequila
 • 1 can of Water
 • 3 tbsp. Honey
 • 2 tbsp. Salt

Directions: Combine lemonade, ginger beer, Sauza Tequila, water and 1 tablespoon of honey in a pitcher filled with ice. Stir well to combine. Rim your cocktail glasses by dipping in remaining 2 tablespoons of honey and then running them through a plate of salt. Serve over ice with a lemon wheel.

3. Blue Hawaiian: An easy to make fun fruity colorful cocktail to kickoff the start of the season.

 • 3 oz. Georgi Coconut Flavored Vodka
 • 3 oz. Pineapple Juice
 • Splash of Llord's Blue Curacao

Directions: Shake pineapple juice and Georgi Coconut Flavored Vodka into cocktail shaker. Pour over ice and top with Llord's Blue Curacao.

Honey Ginger Sauza®-Rita. (Courtesy Photo)

4. LeSUTRA Blue Bowls: Stop by Montauk Yacht Club (32 Star Island Road, 631-668-3100, www.montaukyachtclub.com) starting Memorial Day Weekend to try all four flavors of LeSUTRA Blue Bowls.

 • 1 oz.LeSUTRA Peach Sparkling Liqueur
 • .5 oz. Lemon Lime Soda
 • .5 oz.Fresh Orange Juice
 • .5 oz.Peach Schnopps

5. Sargeant Sake: Easy to make and refreshing drink making it a perfect summer drink.

 • 1 oz. TY KU Sake Black
 • Splash of Grapefruit Juice

Directions: Shake TY KU Sake Black with ice in cocktail shaker. Pour over ice and top with a splash of Grapefruit Juice.

LeSUTRA Blue Bowls are available at Montauk Yacht Club. (Courtesy Photo)

6. Cherry Bourbon Blossom: In honor of one of the prettiest flowering trees sip on this unique cocktail.

 • 1 part JDK & Sons Crave Chocolate Cherry Liqueur
 • 1 part Maker's Mark Bourbon
 • 1/2 part Lavender Liqueur

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass over ice and shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a pink edible flower.

7. Coconut Rum Punch: Enjoy the relaxed spirits of the Caribbean while sipping on this tropical cocktail.

 • 5 oz. Caribaya Coconut Rum Punch
 • 1 oz. Caribaya Coconut Rum
 • 2 oz. Lemon Lime Soda

Directions: Shake Rum Punch and coconut rum into cocktail shaker. Pour over ice and top with lemon lime soda.

Have a happy and relaxing Memorial Day weekend!

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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