05/25/2012 10:15 am ET Updated Aug 31, 2012

The Perfect Memorial Day Cocktails

Okay, it may not technically be summer yet, but it's Memorial Day, and that's close enough for us.

So, take advantage of what's sure to be a beautiful long weekend (fingers crossed) by firing up the grill and fixing one of these tasty and refreshing cocktails. (The water's too cold to go swimming, anyway.) They're all made to be sipped outdoors and pair perfectly with barbecue and party foods. Cheers, and happy Memorial Day!

The Perfect Memorial Day Cocktails