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Here are a few cocktails and drinks you should to try while relaxing this memorial day.

Hennessy Very Special Limited Edition by Shepard Fairey - Launch-Party

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Memorial Day is upon us and while you grill your heart out we’ve got your drink guide to keep the guest pre-occupied and out of your way. There is something for everyone even those who really drink and those who claim to hate the taste of alcohol.

Watermelon Hennyrita


1 1/2 oz. Hennessy

1 1/2 oz. Watermelon Pucker

1 oz. Triple Sec

1 oz. Lime Juice


Add ice, Hennessy, watermelon pucker, triple sec, and lime juice to the glass and shake well.

Strain mix over ice and garnish with a watermelon slice.

King Meets Queen


1.5 oz Bombay Sapphire gin

0.5 oz Real Pineapple Puree

0.5 oz Lemon juice

0.5 oz Honey syrup 1:1

5 oz Fever-Tree Indian Tonic

METHOD: Build ingredients in a balloon glass with fresh cold draft ice. Garnish with two pineapple top leaves and a few slices of jalapeno in the drink.

The Code D'usse

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The Code


1 1/2 oz D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac

1 oz Amaretto Liqueur

3 oz Fresh Pineapple Juice

Method: Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass

Grey Goose Strawberry Fields

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Strawberry Fields


1 ½ oz Grey Goose Essences Strawberry & Lemongrass

4 ½ oz Soda Water

+ Martini & Rossi Sweet Vermouth

+ Lemon Wheel

Method: Rinse wine glass with Martini & Rossi Sweet Vermouth. Build in a wine glass over cubed ice. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

DeLeón Añejo Old Fashioned De Miel

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DeLeón Añejo Old Fashioned De Miel


1 ½ oz DeLeón Añejo


¾ oz Orange Blossom

Honey Syrup

3 Dashes Smoked Apricot



Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir vigorously until cold. Strain over a large ice cube in a glass. Twist an orange peel over the drink to release the oils. Garnish with an orange peel and a brandied cherry. Glassware: Rocks

Garnish: Large Format, Ice Cube, Orange Peel, Brandied Cherry

DeLeon Memorial Day Mix Guide

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DeLeón Blanco Peach Mango Margarita


1 ½ oz – DeLeón Blanco Tequila

1 oz – Peach Puree

½ oz – Mango Puree

½ oz – Fresh Lime Juice

½ oz – Fresh Lemon Juice

¾ oz – Agave Nectar Syrup


Rimrocks glass and fill with ice. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into ice-filled rimmed glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and fresh peach slice.


Tajin & Salt Rim, Lime & Peach Slices

Southern Charmer Cocktail

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Southern Charmer Cocktail


1 ½ Parts D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac

2 Parts Sweet Tea

1 Part Lemonade


Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into a highball glass. Add more ice. Empty into a Highball glass with a Lemon Wheel.

Southern Charmer Cocktail

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D’USSÉ That’s My Jam


2 parts D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac

1 tbsp apricot jam

1⁄2 part fresh lemon juice

1⁄2 part pineapple shrub

1 thyme sprig

top sparkling soda


Muddle thyme, lemon juice and pineapple in a shaker. Add apricot jam, D’USSÉ and ice. Shake well and strain into a crushed-ice-filled rocks glass. Top with sparkling soda.

Bespoke Greyhound Drink

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HH Bespoke Greyhound


1 1/2 oz. HH Bespoke Vodka

3 1/2 oz. Grapefruit juice


Shake vodka and grapefruit juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a highball glass. Enjoy!

CHOCOLATE CAKE SHOT / espresso shot

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Hazelnut Espresso Martini


½ part Frangelico

1 part Skyy Vodka

1 ½ part Cold Brew or Espresso

¼ part Simple Syrup


Pour over ice, shake, and strain into a coupe or martini glass. Garnish with 3 whole espresso beans (optional).


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