Memorial Day is around the corner, and chances are, you’re already getting the grill ready for the festivities. But have you thought about drinks? Sure, everyone loves a Texas craft beer or glass of wine, but how about mixing it up this year?!
The Nodding Donkey – with the best restaurant and bar in Uptown – presents 4 patriotic cocktails your guests are sure to love!
Stars & Stripes
Nothing is more patriotic than a drink that is actually red, white, and blue. Start by muddling a few blueberries in the bottom of a shaker. Add 1 oz. of blueberry vodka, a splash of simple syrup and lemon juice. Pour the mixture into your glass, then top with equal parts raspberry brandy and ginger beer.
Star Spangled Sangria
Whip up a pitcher of this delicious sangria and watch it disappear. Start by combining half a cup of sugar and half a cup of lemon juice until the sugar is dissolved. Add 1 bottle of pinot grigio (or your favorite white wine), 10 oz. of club soda, and a few lemon slices. Once you are ready to serve, garnish glasses with raspberries and blueberries for color.
America the Blue-tiful
We love this cocktail because it’s perfect for cooling off on a warm, North Texas day. Grab your blender and blend 1 oz. of white rum, 1 oz. of blue curacao, 3 oz. of lemon-lime soda, and ice until it’s slushy and blended to your liking. Garnish with berries and you’re set!
The Patriot’s Mojito
For a fruity twist on the classic summer drink, muddle ¼ cup of blueberries until smooth, then blend in about 5 mint leaves and 1 tsp. of sugar. Once combined, add 2 oz. of rum and the juice of one lime. Pour over 3 oz. club soda and ice, and you’re done! Add additional mint leaves and blueberries for garnish.
Enjoy your Memorial Day, and if you don’t already have plans, join us at The Nodding Donkey for Memorial Day drink specials, amazing scratch kitchen cookin’, and an atmosphere that can’t be beat!