4 Refreshing Cocktails for Memorial Day Weekend


Memorial Day is a heavy holiday, where we reflect and honor those who died while serving in the United States armed forces. Many Americans pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice by living life to the fullest. Whether that be with a backyard barbecue or spending a day in a canoe easing their way down a river, Memorial Day Weekend has become a time to forget your troubles and celebrate your freedom.

While you’re relaxing this weekend, treat yourself to a nice cocktail. Hornitos® Tequila or Sauza® 901® mixologist, Eddy Buckingham, has created four unique drinks just for this occasion.

4 Refreshing Cocktails for Memorial Day Weekend:

1. Mexican Vacation


2 parts Sauza® 901® Tequila
1 part triple sec

1 part lemon juice

Splash agave syrup

Mexican pilsner


Combine all ingredients excluding Mexican pilsner in mixing glass over ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into chilled tall glass. Top with Mexican pilsner beer.

2. Sauza® 901® Peachy Keen


2 parts Sauza® 901® Tequila

1 part triple sec

1 part peach schnapps

1 part grapefruit juice

Thyme sprig for garnish


Combine all ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with a thyme sprig.

3. Hornitos LeMANade


2 parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
1 ½ parts ginger ale
1 ½ parts fresh lemonade
½ part fresh lime juice
Lemon peel for garnish


Combine ingredients in a highball glass and serve. Garnish with a lemon peel.

4. Black Ginger


1 part Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila
⅓ part simple syrup
⅓ part fresh lemon juice
Rosemary sprig
Top with ginger beer


Lightly muddle one rosemary sprig in a mixing glass with ice and combine the remainder of the ingredients except ginger beer. Shake vigorously and strain into a highball glass over fresh ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with one rosemary sprig.