Although the first day of summer isn't technically until June 20 this year, Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer for many people, myself included. It's the first, warm long weekend of the season and has many people digging out their grills, lawn furniture and bathing suits. To kick off the season and get your Memorial Day barbecue movin', whip up these deliciously cool and refreshing cocktails.
Each of these cool drinks pairs perfectly with barbecue foods, like hamburgers, chicken and potato salad and those cute little paper umbrellas you find on vacations. Don't let looks be too deceiving though. Just a few of these boozy delights could lead to some embarrassing skinny-dipping moments. And trust me, no one wants to see hairy Uncle Leo in the nude.
In a chilled martini mixer filled halfway with ice, add vodka, lemonade, agave nectar and pineapple juice. Shake vigorously. Strain mixture into a chilled martini glass and garnish with fresh lemon peel and enjoy!