12 Memorial Day Drinks That Are Red, Blue, And Delicious — Not To Mention Perfect For Your Barbecue

Memorial Day is the official kick-off to summer, which is obviously the best time of year. The weather is warm, the Memorial Day drinks are frosty, and adults and kids alike are playing outside until the sun goes down. So in order to celebrate the beginning of summer properly, you need the right menu. The right menu is rendered incomplete without the right adult beverages. Here are a bunch of Memorial Day cocktails that are red and blue, and all kinds of yummy.

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Red Rover Blood Orange And Bourbon Cocktail

Red rover, red rover. Someone please send this drink right over.

Image and recipe: Domestic Fits

Aviation Cocktail

It tastes as classy and sophisticated as it looks. Promise.

Image and recipe: Jelly Toast

Red Raspberry Rascal Cocktail

It’s a gorgeous, fruity, thirst-quenching liquid delight.

Image and recipe: Family Fresh Cooking

Blueberry Martini

It’s as stiff as it is sweet. You’ll definitely want a refill.

Image and recipe: Family Fresh Cooking

Four Bitters Cocktail

Despite the intensity the name indicates, this drink is surprisingly calming and smooth. Perfect for sunset sipping.

Image and recipe: The Kitchn

Inaugural Cheer

This drink is all about American pride and thus, it’s perfect for Memorial Day.

Image and recipe: The Kitchn

Black Cup

Like Pimm’s Cup, but with Port instead.

Image and recipe: The Kitchn

Blueberry Lavender Vodka Spritzer

Close your eyes, take a sip, and you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of a zen garden on a hot day. This drink is THAT good.

Image and recipe: The Kitchn

Strawberry Shrub Cocktail

Using sugar, strawberries, and shrub syrup, this drink is as sweet as it gets without being too sweet to enjoy.

Image and recipe: Blogging Over Thyme

Spiked Blueberry Basil Lemonade

Blueberry basil lemonade seems like the ultimate summer drink, am I right? But when you can add a little grownup juice, it’s that much better.

Image and recipe: The Kitchn

Strawberry Moscow Mule

What’s better than a Moscow mule? A strawberry version.

Image and recipe: Family Fresh Cooking

La Rosa Cocktail

It’s pretty, it’s fancy, and it’s how every summer should begin.

Image and recipe: Family Fresh Cooking