5 Food and Drink Ideas for Your Memorial Day Weekend

Published - 09 April 2022, Saturday
  • Memorial Day USA

Memorial day weekend is a great time to connect with family and friends as you usher in the summer season. It is the best time to enjoy cooking, eating, and drinking. Memorial Day (originally known as Decoration Day) is a federal holiday in the United States for mourning the U.S. military personnel who have died while serving in the United States armed forces. It is observed on the last Monday of May. Image Credit: Pexels

Planning your memorial day weekend menu might be stressful, and you need to collect ideas. Various food and drink ideas are available for your memorial day weekend.

  1. Barbecued Chicken

Chicken with homemade barbecue sauce is finger liking, and you will always enjoy the meal on memorial day weekend. To have the chicken stay tender and tasty, you will have to cook it on a covered grill. For the barbecue sauce to be tasty and slightly sweet, prepare it two weeks before the memorial weekend, store it in an airtight container, then place it in the fridge. Ensure the sauce is enough because everyone enjoys dipping their chicken in the barbecue sauce. The barbecue sauce is easy to make, and in case you have remains, you can store it in the fridge for future use. To make the barbecue sauce, you will need olive oil, garlic cloves, tomato paste, soy sauce, vinegar, and hot sauce.

  1. Fruit Salad

​​​​​​​ Fruit Salad

In addition to the variety of dishes, you will have on memorial day weekend, top it up with fruit salad. Make a combination of pineapple chunks, berries, grapes, mangoes, oranges, and bananas. It would be best to make your fruit salad a few hours before eating it. When you make the fruit salad 24 hours before mealtime, the fruits will not be fresh enough and might lose taste. To add taste to your fruit salad, you can add honey vanilla yoghurt, and spiced syrup to the fruit salad. Serve your fruit salad in dessert dishes, and set it on the table for people to pick and enjoy the fruits besides the meal.

  1. Bayside Cocktails

Memorial day weekend is the first three days weekend off of the incoming three-month summer holiday, and that calls for a drink. Your memorial weekend off will not be complete without a bayside cocktail. With the help of organic cocktail mixers, you can combine gin, sugar, blueberries, tonic, and syrup and come up with magic. When it comes to making cocktails, you can follow numerous recipes. The common cocktail drinks that you can enjoy on memorial day weekend include:

  • Ginger margaritas, which is a combination of tequila, lime juice, and ginger beer
  • Raspberry beer cocktail, which is a combination of raspberries, chilled lemonade, and vodka
  • Rainbow sangria is a combination of lime, sugar, blackberries, blueberries, pineapples, mangoes, and strawberries
  1. Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Whenever there is a grill, you should always think of a grilled chicken sandwich, which is easy to make. You need to fill the sandwich with grilled chicken, coleslaw, mayonnaise, and plenty of veggies. You will have to use a brioche bun to get the best sandwich. However, potato buns can work as well. For a tasty grilled chicken sandwich, you will need garlic cloves, lemon juice, black pepper, mayonnaise, boneless chicken thighs, tomatoes, and olive oil for grilling. It would be best to pre-cook your chicken ahead of time to ensure it is ready for grilling. Ensure you start making your grilled chicken sandwich early enough for you to have enough time to come up with a tasty and juicy meal.

  1. Red, White, and Blue Dessert

​​​​​​​ Blue Dessert ​​​​​​​

Red, white, and blue desserts have a great taste, and it will add flavour to your memorial day weekend. For the dessert, you will need cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, strawberries, and blueberries. You will also need a big bowl to mix your ingredients to come up with the dessert. In the bowl, you will mix cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract to make a cream. You will take 1/4 of the cream and put it in another bowl. Divide your strawberries and blueberries into two, and spare half of them for garnishing. Make layers of cream, adding strawberries and blueberries until you have three layers of cream and two layers of strawberries and blueberries. Finally, take your strawberries and blueberries that you had spared for garnishing, and make a flag on top.

Summer is the best time to enjoy meals with family and friends. As you usher in summer during the memorial day weekend, ensure you enjoy great meals and create memories. Also, relax your mind on the memorial day weekend by enjoying drinks.


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