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Top Memorial Day Cocktails

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Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer. Celebrate this year by throwing a barbecue, relaxing with some friends and enjoying a few delicious frozen cocktails. Try making one of these tasty frozen drinks in your margarita maker this weekend. 

Red, White and Blue Margarita 
Celebrate the U.S.A. with a fruity Red, White and Blue Margarita. Because your margarita machine mixes your drinks so well, the key is to blend the perfect strawberry margarita and top it with festive garnishes. Here's what you'll need: 

  • 6 ounces or 4 shots tequila 
  • 3 ounces triple sec
  • 1.5 ounces lime juice 
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries 
  • Lime sorbet
  • Blueberries 
  • Ice. 

"Consider using a lime margarita instead of sorbet for your white color."

Fill the ice hopper of your party machine and then pour the tequila, triple sec, strawberries and lime juice into its blender jar. After your drink is perfectly mixed, pour into a margarita glass. Add lime sorbet and garnish it with blueberries for a red, white and blue cocktail. 

Try variations on this cocktail that mix three separate colored drinks. Often people make three different margaritas - one with strawberry, one lime and one with blue Curaçao. 

Starfruits and Stripes Margarita 
Tropical margaritas are a popular summer treat. For Memorial Day weekend, why not try mixing the exotic starfruit into your margarita for an Americana touch? Try this recipe: 

  • 4.5 ounces tequila 
  • 1.5 ounces triple sec 
  • 1.5 ounces pineapple liqueur 
  • 3 ounces passion fruit juice 
  • 1.5 ounces orange juice 
  • Starfruit
  • Ice. 

Combine the ingredients in your margarita maker. Then flip the switch and watch your machine do the work. Pour into a tall glass and garnish your drinks with freshly sliced starfruit. Startfruit can be found in many grocery stores and adds an extra exotic touch that's sure to impress your Memorial Day guests.

Use tropical starfruit in your cocktails. Use tropical starfruit in your cocktails.

Fruit Topped Piña Colada 
Start the summer right with a piña colada mixed with all the right fruits. Begin by making the best piña colada in your party machine. Combine: 

  • 5 1/4 oz. White Rum
  • 10 1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 5 1/4 oz. Cream of Coconut
  • Ice. 

Once you have your freshly blended, creamy cocktail add fresh cut strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or cherries. Throw in a splash or red or blue food coloring as well to keep your red, white and blue theme alive. 

Your fellow Parrotheads at Margaritaville® Cargo remind you to enjoy your frozen concoctions responsibly and obey all drinking laws.