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Celebrating Memorial Day in Style with Pascale's Wine & Liquors

Tue, May 23, 23
Celebrating Memorial Day in Style with Pascale's Wine and Liquors
The warmth of Syracuse, NY is perfectly paired with the promise of Memorial Day festivities. Whether you're planning an intimate backyard gathering or a day out exploring local gems, Pascale's Wine and Liquors near Fayetteville is your ultimate companion. Learn how to prepare the perfect burgers and hotdogs, master the art of serving delectable finger foods, and explore our curated list of family-friendly activities. Don't forget, our selection of convenient canned cocktails and fine wines is available in-store at 105 Towne Dr, Manlius, NY 13066, and online for delivery and pickup as your most convenient shopping experience.
The Ultimate Backyard Memorial Day Celebration Guide
Setting the Scene
Your backyard is a canvas awaiting your personal touch. Set the scene with comfortable seating, ambient string lights, and a curated playlist. Start with classic rock hits from Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp, transitioning into the breezy acoustic tunes of Jack Johnson and Colbie Caillat as the day winds down. Decorate with patriotic flags and balloons to make your guests feel welcomed. Don't forget to get in the mood by sipping on a variety of refreshing canned cocktails, such as High Noon Vodka Hard Seltzer, High Noon Tequila Hard Seltzer, Fresca Mixed Vodka Spritz, and Nutrl Lemonade Hard Seltzer.
Perfect Burgers, Hotdogs, Delectable Finger Foods, and the Delight of Rosé
Start with quality meat from a trusted local butcher. For burgers, aim for an internal temperature of 160°F for well-done, and remember to let the patties rest before serving. Toast the buns on the grill for an added crunch. For hotdogs, grill until they're heated through and slightly charred, usually 5-7 minutes. While manning the grill, enjoy a Nutrl Lemonade Hard Seltzer!
For finger foods, create a colorful veggie tray with carrot sticks, cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, and a creamy ranch dip. Cheese and cracker assortment with sharp cheddar, creamy brie, and spicy gouda, paired with a variety of crackers will be a hit. Sweeten the deal with a trail mix featuring M&Ms, almonds, and dried fruits.
Summers call for the vibrant and refreshing taste of rosé wine!
We recommend Anne Pichon Rosé. Its aromatic bouquet and crisp finish make it a great summer drink, perfect to sip while enjoying the sun and good company. Try it with a platter of smoked salmon or fresh strawberries to complement its fruity undertones. Learn more about rosé  and sparkling wine in our recent blog! 
Ideal Games and Activities
Toddlers to Pre-K: Set up a bubble station with different wand shapes for endless fun.
Elementary: DIY face painting. Create simple designs using non-toxic paints.
Teens: Lawn Twister. Use spray paint to make a twister board on your grass.
Adults: Horseshoes or Bocce Ball. Create a makeshift court in your backyard and compete in teams.
All ages: A good old fashioned Scavenger Hunt. Create a list of items to find, and let the adventure begin!
Unveiling the Hidden Gems of Syracuse and Fayetteville
Want to venture out with the family - we've got some great suggestions:
1. Green Lakes State Park:
Venture into the embrace of nature at Green Lakes State Park, Fayetteville, NY’s treasure. As you walk around the glacial lakes with vibrant turquoise water, remember, this park is one of the rare homes to meromictic lakes worldwide. Set up a scenic picnic here while birdwatching.
Image credit: Tory R. Backenstross // VisitSyracuse.com
2. Canal Landing Park:
Find yourself immersed in history as you stroll around Canal Landing Park in Fayetteville. The gentle rustling of leaves and the park's connection to the historical Erie Canal will give you plenty to enjoy. Experience a peaceful canoe ride while you're here.
Image credit: CNYHiking.com
3. Clark Reservation State Park:
Jamesville, NY, holds a geological spectacle – Clark Reservation State Park. Nature lovers will be thrilled by the beautiful sights and the rare "floating" fern species that call this park home. Try your hand at sketching or photography to capture the breathtaking sights.
Image credit: parks.ny.gov
4. Baltimore Woods Nature Center:
The tranquility of the Baltimore Woods Nature Center in Marcellus, NY, is a charm. Wander through the six-mile trail network, keep your eyes peeled for the varied bird species, and take a moment to breathe in the peace. This can be the perfect place for a family scavenger hunt!
Image credit: Baltimore Woods Nature Center
5. Beaver Lake Nature Center:
Get lost in the calming, intricate beauty of Beaver Lake Nature Center. Over 200 bird species make this spot a bird-watcher's paradise. Enjoy the easy hiking trails, and you might even find some hidden spots perfect for a serene meditation.
Image credit: Onondaga County Parks
At Pascale's Wine and Liquors, your convenience is our priority. We're conveniently located at 105 Towne Dr, Manlius, NY 13066, and boast a big selection of your favorite drinks. Visit us in-store or order online for quick and easy pick-up. Our knowledgeable staff is here to help guide you through our wide selection of drinks.
Make this Memorial Day unforgettable with Pascale's Wine and Liquors, your go-to liquor store in Syracuse and Fayetteville, NY.

By Alden Morris