Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Memorial Milkshake

Memorial Milkshake
4 shots out of 5

Perfect milkshake cocktail for Memorial Day with it's red, white and blue colors!

This is the perfect milkshake for you to sit back and enjoy on Memorial Day weekend!  It has a perfect blend of ice cream and alcohol so that you will truly enjoy it.

Holy......cr.......moly!  This year is getting away from me.  

I feel like I have a mountain of things to do and not enough time in the day to do them (which I know is how a lot of you feel).  

Our oldest is finishing up his spring soccer season season this weekend with a tournament (that will be one sport down, one to go), which I am excited about because that means that summer is one step closer.

Next he has his baseball season to finish up which will be done by mid June......well except for the tournament in July.......plus the other tournaments I'm sure he'll be playing over the summer.  

Point is, the more things I get to check off of my list, the closer summer gets.  

Our kids have three weeks of school left, including 8th grade field trips  picnics, graduation ceremonies and dances, then we'll be free to enjoy summer to it's fullest!  

I found a cute checklist on Life As Mom for the kids to fill out with all of the fun stuff they want to do this summer.  Fingers crossed that we are able to get most of it done.

I gave tonight's cocktail 4 shots out of 5.  

I was on the hunt for a Memorial Day cocktail and did find a few, but then looked outside and saw the sun (yes I saw the wind too, but I can't feel that from inside) and decided to try my hand at a self invented milkshake.  

I must say I did pretty good too.  The cherry vodka definitely leaves it mark in the cocktails I've made it with so far (Cherry Crepe, Easter Basket and Surely Not Temple), meaning that I can definitely taste the cherry flavor.

Perfect milkshake cocktail for Memorial Day with it's red, white and blue colors!

In my head this milkshake was going to be perfectly layered with blue on the bottom, white in the middle and red on top.  

Then I took my first shot at layering the white on top of the blue and came to the realization that I should have made this milkshake a LOT thicker.  

Oh well, it still tastes good!

Here is a photo of the end result:

Here is a photo of the ingredients:

Here is my recipe for a Memorial Milkshake:

  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 ounce cherry vodka
  • 1 ounce marshmallow vodka
  • 1 ounce milk
  • 1/2 ounce blue curacao
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine

First put the ice cream, milk and both vodkas in your blender and blend them up just enough to give them a quick mixing.

Pour everything into a big extra cup.  

Pour 3 ounces of your original mixture back into the blender and add the blue curacao.  Give it a quick blend and pour it into the bottom of your milkshake glass.

Try your best at layering 3 ounces of your original mixture on top of your blue bottom layer of your milkshake glass.

Pour your remaining 3 ounces (the rest) of your original mixture back into your blender and add the grenadine.  Give it a quick blend and layer that on top of your white layer in your milkshake glass.

If your mixtures aren't as thick as I had initially imagined mine being it's OK.  Just use the process of layering (back of a spoon) each mixture on top of the other and it will end up like mine.  

Here's to Memorial Day weekend!  I hope you all enjoy your weekend.


The Cocktail Lady
Cocktail Lady
Cocktail Lady

Hello! My name is Jen and I am The Cocktail Lady. I am a married mom of 4 who loves creating and trying new cocktails.


  1. Small world sometimes... I don't regularly follow Jessica's Life As Mom site, but I do subscribe to her Good Cheap Eats site.

    While I do still miss looking every day to see what new cocktail has been posted, my liver certainly appreciates the reduced alcoholic consumption. :) Except I've discovered I really like Jack Daniel's Honey Whiskey, and that's good straight up and super cold and doesn't require any measuring or mixing, so works great for a quick "I wanna drink but no fuss so here, I'll take a slug of this." LOL.

    1. How funny is that! We sure do think alike =)

      I think my liver feels the same way, haha. I think I have tried that Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey before. I believe a neighbor has some and I got a sip of it. I can't remember now, I'll have to see if they still have some for me to try again. Hope you are doing well!

  2. Isn't it crazy how fast time goes by. This looks like a tasty drink for Memorial weekend! I love the flavored vodkas!

    1. Thank You, it was fun drinking it =) It's absolutely crazy, sometimes I feel like I skipped a day here and there b/c my weeks seem to fly by.

  3. What a fun drink and so colorful too!

  4. It looks like I will have a delicious drinks on this Memorial Weekend. Thanks for sharing this cocktail recipe.