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Memorial Day’s late May date has marked the unofficial start of summer for years. Most schools unlock the doors and release students for the year that Friday before. [FREEDOM!] The weather is finally at a solid seasonal temperature. It’s also an unofficial rule that you must spend the day/weekend outdoors. Rain is not tolerated. No matter how you choose to spend your holiday weekend, unwind with these refreshing summer cocktails that will leave you ready for lazy pool days all season long.

Cantaloupe Tea Daiquiri

Memorial Day Cocktail Recipes at HGTV's Design Happens Blog

Ingredients

1 1/2 ounces Numi Emperor’s Pu-erh Tea
1 1/2 ounces Van Gogh Blue Vodka
3 ounces frozen cantaloupe, cubed
1 ounce coconut milk
splash of lemon juice
lemon wedge, for garnish

Directions

Steep tea at four times the normal strength for two minutes, then remove tea bag and chill liquid for later use. Combine and blend ingredients in blender, adding a splash of lemon for each serving. Serve on the rocks and garnish with a lemon wedge.

Green Iced Tea

Memorial Day Cocktail Recipes at HGTV's Design Happens Blog

Ingredients

1 Numi Decaf Ginger Lemon Teabag
3 ounces fresh cucumber juice
1 1/2 ounces tequila
splash of lemon juice
lime wedge, for garnish

Directions

Infuse one tea bag in tequila for thirty minutes, then remove bag, squeezing out excess. Combine and stir ingredients. Serve on the rocks and garnish with a lime wedge.

Grey Russian

Memorial Day Cocktail Recipes at HGTV's Design Happens Blog

Ingredients

1 1/2 ounces prepared Numi Earl Gray Tea
1 1/2 ounces Van Gogh Oranje Vodka
lemon wedge, for garnish

Directions

Steep tea at four times normal strength for two minutes, then remove tea bag and chill liquid for later use. Combine and stir ingredients. Serve on the rocks and garnish with a lemon wedge.

Photos and recipes courtesy of Numi Organic Tea

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