Memorial Day cocktail recipe: Star-Spangled Spiked Smoothie

Credit: Cornelia Guest of Cornelia Guest Events
Credit: Cornelia Guest of Cornelia Guest Events

Celebrity caterer and hostess Cornelia Guest of Cornelia Guest Events has created just the right drink to accompany your holiday weekend celebrations.

Simple, delicious, and relatively healthy, her colorful Star-Spangled Spiked Smoothie combines berries, coconut flakes, vanilla yogurt and a splash of vodka into a rich, cool, all-American red-white-and-blue blend that’s made to be enjoyed alongside friends and family while kicking back outside in the beautiful summer sun. Light and smooth, it’s the ideal complement to Memorial Day’s traditional BBQ fare.

Cornelia Guest is known for her seasonal, cruelty-free cuisine and stress-free, stylish entertaining. She has worked with style makers including Donna KaranEstee LauderMAC Cosmetics and Badgley Mischka. Cornelia is also the author of Simple Pleasures, a cookbook that provides recipes for summertime entertaining.

I would love for you to consider this for any Memorial Day roundups you may be working on and I have included the recipe below for your review. If you are interested in additional cocktails or high-res images, please let me know.

Star-Spangled Spiked Smoothie

Credit: Cornelia Guest of Cornelia Guest Events


  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 cup mixed berries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 8-ounce container vanilla yogurt
  • Coconut flakes, for garnish


Combine vodka, berries and yogurt in a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with blueberries and coconut flakes.

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