Memorial Day Weekend is finally here, which is technically the unofficial start of summer. The temps have already hit 90 degrees here in Boston, the Drinking in America team’s home base. The only way to deal with heat like that? A ice cold cocktail.

Whether you prefer to blend or shake, Baileys Almande Almondmilk Liqueur is the ideal addition to your cocktail. And before you start thinking, “Ew, almond milk liquor in this weather?!”- we promise you will be presently surprised how refreshing, and crazy delicious, these libations are.

A dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan spirit (how ’bout that, hipsters?), Baileys Almande blends the luscious, nutty flavors of real almond milk and vanilla, and is guaranteed to be your new go-to this summer.

Banana Beach (Created by Mixologist Jane Danger)

3 oz. Baileys Almande
2 oz. Coconut puree
1/2 oz. Agave syrup
1 1/2 Bananas
Banana slices and grated nutmeg for garnish

Combine Baileys Almande, coconut puree, agave syrup, bananas and ice into a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour contents into a glass and garnish with banana slices and nutmeg.

Island Time

Island Time (Created by Mixologist Jane Danger)

1 1/2 oz. Baileys Almande
1/2 oz. Zacapa Rum
1 1/2 oz. Vita Coco coconut water
1 1/4 oz. Cinnamon syrup
1 oz. Lime juice
1/2 oz. Pineapple juice
Pineapple slice and flower for garnish

Combine Baileys Almande, Vita Coco coconut water, cinnamon syrup, lime juice and pineapple juice into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain contents into a glass or hollowed out pineapple (if you’re fancy like that) over fresh ice. Top with Zacapa rum and garnish with a pineapple slice and flower.

These delicious drinks are perfect for Memorial Day, Labor Day and every sunny day in between. Enjoy!