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Imbibe's Guide to Memorial Day

The holiday weekend is here!
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The holiday weekend is here! As the unofficial kickoff to summer, the editors of Imbibe have put together their guide for welcoming the warm weather--and bonus day off--with family and friends. And plenty of drink-inspired deliciousness, of course.

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Pickpocket Soda
Make the most of early summer strawberries with this balsamic-laced soda that both grownups and kids will love. Making the soda syrup ahead of time means guests can customize their own drinks without you have to do any extra work. Click here for the recipe. Photo by: Stuart Mullenberg
Buck Hunter
Bourbon, ginger, citrus and seltzer combine in this backyard barbecue-friendly pitcher punch. Click here for the recipe. Photo by: Scott Suchman
Barbadian Gin Punch Swizzle
Cooling coconut water meets a malty Dutch gin in this summer-ready swizzle. Serving a crowd? Simply multiply the ingredients by number of servings and add it all to a tall, ice-filled pitcher. Click here for the recipe. Photo by: Stuart Mullenberg
Maple Stout Baby Back Ribs
Lip-smacking, finger-licking goodness right from your own kitchen. A hearty beer and maple syrup glaze makes these slow-roasted ribs pretty hard to resist. Click here for the recipe. Photo by: Jacqueline Dodd
Gin and Tonic Popsicles
The only thing more refreshing than a classic G&T? One frozen in popsicle form. Whip up a batch of these festive pops for an ultra-cool contribution to your holiday weekend events. Click here for the recipe. Photo by: Portandfin.com