Published on May 17th, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz


6 Upscale & Easy-To-Make Cocktails For Memorial Day 2019

It took a little longer than expected, but Spring 2019 has officially arrived. Yet Memorial Day 2019 is just around the corner. In turn, barbecues, beach hang-outs and other fun outdoors-oriented gatherings also ought to be right around the corner for readers of The Hype Magazine.

In honor of Memorial Day, below are 6 upscale yet easy-to-make cocktail recipes which are sure to be crowd-pleasers no matter what you are celebrating and who you are celebrating with.

#1: Haku Highball

– 1.5 parts Haku Vodka
– 4.5 parts chilled premium soda water
– Lemon peel

– Fill a highball glass to the brim with ice.
– Add Haku and top with chilled soda water.
– Stir and garnish with lemon peel.

#2: Citadelle Gin & Tonic

– 3 parts tonic
– 1 part Citadelle Gin
– Lemon Peel

– Fill a balloon glass to the brim with ice.
– Add Gin and top with tonic water.
– Stir and garnish with fresh lemon peel.

#3: Xaymaca Collins

– 50ml Xaymaca Special Dry
– 20ml simple syrup
– 20ml lime juice

– Combine in a glass filled with ice cubes
– Stir and enjoy!

#4: The Mexican 75

– 1.5 parts El Tesoro Paradiso Extra Añejo Tequila
– ¾ part fresh lemon juice
– 1/2 part agave syrup
– Champagne

– Top with champagne.
– In a champagne flute, combine all the ingredients above.
– Garnish with a lemon peel…and you’ll have a fun riff on the classic French 75 cocktail

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#5: Passion Paloma

– 2 parts El Tesoro Blanco or Reposado Tequila
– ½ part fresh lime juice
– 1 b. spoon passionfruit purée
– 1 grapefruit soda
– A pinch of salt
– Glass: Highball
– Garnish: Grapefruit peel

– Fill highball glass with ice.
– Add fresh lime juice, a pinch of salt, El Tesoro Blanco or Reposado, and passionfruit purée.
– Stir until chilled.
– Top with grapefruit soda and garnish with a grapefruit peel.

#6: El Tesoro Margarita

– 2 parts El Tesoro Blanco Tequila
– ¾ part fresh lime juice
– ¾ part agave syrup (2 parts agave nectar, 1 part water)
– Glass: Rocks
– Garnish: Lime wheel

– Mix all ingredients in shaker filled with ice, shake vigorously.
– Double strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice (preferably crushed ice).
– Garnish with lime wheel.
– Seasonal alternative: Muddle your favorite seasonal fruits or peppers to enhance the margarita.
– Syrup alternative: Hibiscus simple syrup.

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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of the bi-weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly He has also co-authored two published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), with a second podcast set for a June 2020 launch.

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