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Raise a toast on Memorial Day weekend with three refreshing 1800 Coconut Tequila Cocktails

Enjoy three new summer-ready refreshments made with the official tequila of summer.

Whether you’re hosting your annual family barbecue or enjoying the three-day weekend at the beach, this Memorial Day (May 30th), toast with the world’s first flavor-infused tequila, 1800 Coconut.

1800 Coconut Tequila is made using the brand’s signature, double-distilled, 100% agave 1800 Blanco Tequila infused with natural, ripe coconut flavor for a smooth, slightly sweet and medium-bodied tropical taste.

Celebrated for its best-in-class taste and commitment to quality and tradition, 1800 Tequila’s specialty seasonal sips are crafted to bring out the best flavors of summer.

Smokey Coconut Sour



  1. Add to shaker and combine, 1800 Coconut Tequila, lemon juice, chipotle infused agave, coconut water, bitters, and grenadine.
  2. Fill with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a double rocks glass and garnish with an orange and cherry flag.

Coconut Ginger Mint Lemonade



  1. In a highball glass, combine 1800 Coconut Tequila, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and homemade ginger juice.
  2. Top with soda water and mint.

*Use a juicer to extract juice from fresh ginger

Coconut Chiapas Palm



  1. Add honeydew and blackberries to a shaker, followed by 1800 Coconut Tequila, cane sugar, dry vermouth and grapefruit.
  2. Shake and strain into rocks glass over ice.
  3. Garnish with melon log and cherry. 

While Basil & Salt creates posts for the three-day weekends, including Memorial Day, we understand and care deeply about the meaning of the three day “Memorial Day” weekend.


Memorial Day (originally known as Decoration Day[1]) 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.[2] It is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly observed on May 30 from 1868 to 1970.[3]

Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day to honor and mourn those who died while serving in the U.S. military. Many volunteers place an American flag on graves of military personnel in national cemeteries. Memorial Day is also considered the unofficial beginning of summer in the United States.[4]

Many cities and people have claimed to have first celebrated the event. In 1868, General John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic called for a “Decoration Day”, which was widely celebrated. By 1890, every Northern state had adopted it as a holiday. The World Wars turned it into a generalized day of remembrance, instead of just for the Civil War. In 1971, Congress standardized the holiday as “Memorial Day” and changed its observance to the last Monday in May.

Two other days celebrate those who have served or are serving in the U.S. military: Armed Forces Day (which is earlier in May), an unofficial U.S. holiday for honoring those currently serving in the armed forces, and Veterans Day (on November 11), which honors those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.[5]

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