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When it comes to your Memorial Day party plans and celebrations, repeat after us: you are the host, not the bartender. So here are five cocktails that will keep you mingling-not shaking behind the bar.  Enjoy!

Soltado Sunrise In Tijuana

Sunrise In Tijuana
Cassandra Rosen, Soltado Tequila
Makes 8-10 servings

•    12 cups watermelon, seeded and cubed (appx 4 lbs, depending on water content)
•    ½  cup water*
•    ¼ cup lime juice*
•    8 tbs simple syrup*
•    8 oz Soltado Tequila Picante
•    Top soda
•    Garnish: jalapenos, lime slices
•    Glass: Collins

Add the watermelon, lime juice, simple syrup, and water to a blender, and puree gently. Press through a mesh strainer into a pitcher, cover and refrigerate at least two hours, or overnight.

Soltado Tequila American apple pie

American Apple Pie
Cassandra Rosen, Soltado Tequila
Serves 8-10

•    16 oz spiced apple cider
•    6 oz Soltado Tequila Picante
•    4 oz apple brandy or cognac
•    3 oz orange liqueur
•    4 oz ginger syrup
•    Garnish: Thin apple slice and cinnamon stick
•    Optional: vanilla ice cream float

Stir all ingredients in a punch bowl, garnish with apple slices and cinnamon. Serve over ice. Ice cream float optional.

blueice

Blue Ice Vodka Spritzer

  • 1 Cup of Blue Ice Vodka
  • 4 Limes
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • 1-liter club soda
  • 1 Cup blueberries
  • 1 Cup raspberries
  • Ice

bai-lem

         Bai Strawberry Limu Lemonade
    Ingredients
  • 2 bottles Bai Limu Lemon
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries
  • 2 lemons
  • Ice
  • 8 oz vodka (optional)

        Method

  • Halve and hull strawberries and slice lemons. Place into pitcher and cover with ice. Add Limu Lemon, and stir gently to combine.
  • Tip: If you’re adding vodka, try making ahead in a tupperware bowl with a cover. Set in the freezer for a few hours or overnight, and it will emerge slushy and refreshing.