Dog-inspired cocktails for Memorial Day

It’s a big holiday weekend in the United States since Monday is Memorial Day.

As spring turns into summer, more people are outside entertaining and using the barbeque.  Here are some dog-inspired cocktails that you might like to make for your next party…

Bloodhound Cocktail 1/3 cup Gin 1/3 cup French Vermouth 1/3 cup Italian Vermouth 2 or 3 Strawberries

Bloodhound Cocktail
1/3 cup Gin
1/3 cup French Vermouth
1/3 cup Italian Vermouth
2 or 3 Strawberries

Salty Chihuahua Coarse salt, (optional) - wet rim of 4 glasses and dip in salt 4 ounces tequila, divided  2 ounces orange-flavored liqueur, such as Cointreau, divided  3 cups grapefruit juice, divided  Mix the tequila, liqueur and grapefruit choose in each glass and then add a grapefruit slice for garnish

Salty Chihuahua
Coarse salt, (optional) – wet rim of 4 glasses and dip in salt
4 ounces tequila, divided
2 ounces orange-flavored liqueur, such as Cointreau, divided
3 cups grapefruit juice, divided
Mix the tequila, liqueur and grapefruit choose in each glass and then add a grapefruit slice for garnish

The Greyhound     2 oz vodka     4 oz grapefruit juice     Mix and then add a lemon or lime wedge for garnish

The Greyhound
2 oz vodka
4 oz grapefruit juice
Mix and then add a lemon or lime wedge for garnish

The Great Dane 2 oz. gin 1 oz. cherry brandy 1/2 oz. dry vermouth 1 tsp. kirsch Mix and garnish with a lemon peel

The Great Dane
2 oz. gin
1 oz. cherry brandy
1/2 oz. dry vermouth
1 tsp. kirsch
Mix and garnish with a lemon peel

The Regal Beagle 1/3 shot Canadian whiskey 1/3 shot peach schnapps 1/3 shot sweet and sour mix Mix over ice and pour into a shot glass

The Regal Beagle
1/3 shot Canadian whiskey
1/3 shot peach schnapps
1/3 shot sweet and sour mix
Mix over ice and pour into a shot glass

There are probably other cocktail recipes with dog-inspired themes.  If you know of others, why not add a comment with your favourite?

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One response to “Dog-inspired cocktails for Memorial Day

  1. Wonderful recipes! I can’t wait to try them.

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