Countdown to Memorial Day: Creative Cocktails Made with Fresh Fruit

Instead of offering the usual beer or wine this Memorial Day, try whipping up a themed cocktail. Make use of summer’s abundance of fresh fruit and treat guests to one of these berry and citrus sips.

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License to Grill

Grilled Pineapple Mojito

Throw some pineapple on the grill (we suggested yesterday pairing it with pound cake) and add some to a mojito for extra spice to a fruity drink.
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Berry Yummy

Pink Lady

Fresh raspberries for garnish make this cranberry and rum drink the ultimate brunch-ready beverage.
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Wine, Cooler

Sicilian Sangria

Sangria is always a crowd pleaser, and this version made with blood oranges and white peaches gives a unique flavor to the classic summertime sip.
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Feel the Breeze

Sea Breeze

Cranberry and grapefruit juices make for a refreshingly tangy drink. Garnish with a lime for an added kick.
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Get The Blues

Kir Royale Cocktail

You can't go wrong with a mix of champagne and blueberries.

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