Here at 35 West, we’re the Moore ok apartments working to do the most to ensure our residents are living life to the fullest. Tip-top management and maintenance are a given, but what we really mean by living life to the fullest is helping you make the most of your Memorial Day holiday by relaxing with some delicious mixed drinks. And by sipping those tasty cocktails at your stylish Moore ok apartments instead at a fancy bar, you keep more money in your pocket so you can keep checking off items on your wish list. Cheers to that!
To get you started on DIY mixology, we found a fantastic article on HUFFPOST TASTE titled Top Picks for Memorial Day Cocktails. It has all the info you need to start mixing up magic. But before you turn your Moore ok apartments into a swanky saloon, let’s reflect a bit on what Memorial Day really means.
Memorial Day is all about remembering the sacrifice of those who died in service to our country. According to PBS, it was originally called Decoration Day based on the early tradition of decorating graves with flowers and flags. Memorial Day was first widely observed on May 30, 1868, to observe the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers. On that first national celebration, former Union General and Ohio Congressman James Garfield spoke at Arlington National Cemetery before 5,000 participants who then helped to decorate the graves of the more than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers. Garfield was eventually elected the 20th President of the United States 13 years later, serving from March 4, 1881, until his assassination later that year, according to Wikipedia.
Now that you know what we’re toasting, let’s check our 3 favorite cocktails from the team at 35 West’s Moore ok apartments. Here’s to saving money as you salute this Memorial Day, courtesy of HUFFPOST TASTE:
1. Summer Salute
1 cup Sauza Silver Tequila
1 cup cranberry juice
1 cup lemon seltzer
Mint leaves for garnish
Lime wedge for garnish
Combine all ingredients except mint leaves in a tall glass. Serve glass with 2 mint leaves. Serve cold or iced. While you’re tackling everything in the kitchen, whip up a light libation that will put the jam in your jellyroll!
2. American Dream Punch
1 cup SVEDKA Vodka Stars & Stripes
1 cup lemonade
1/2 cup triple sec
1 cup cranberry juice
Juice of 6 whole limes
12 cups ice
Garnish: Whole blueberries & quartered strawberries
Combine all ingredients in a receptacle large enough for all liquids and plenty of ice. Add 5-6 cups to begin and stir. Garnish with berries and serve. Add ice and garnish as needed throughout the duration of the punch.
3. Nantucket Lemonade
Light and fruity, the ginger ale balances the tart lemon and citrus lime tones, while the cranberry juice adds sweetness and bright color. After all, if you’re going to name a cocktail after one of the cranberry capitals of the world, the juice should play a starring role.
3 cups Keel vodka
5 cups fresh lemonade
2 cups cranberry juice
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
2 cups chilled ginger ale
Frozen cranberries and lemon slices to garnish
Combine the lemonade, cranberry juice, lime juice, and vodka in a punch bowl or drinks dispenser. Just before serving, pour in the ginger ale. Add ice cubes and garnish with frozen cranberries and lemon slices. Serve immediately.
As you make three cheers to those who served, be sure you connect with us on social media and share some pics of your celebrations at 35 West’s Moore ok apartments.