Easy Labor Day Cocktails - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

Easy Labor Day Cocktails

The last thing you want to be doing on Labor Day is labor. Known as the bookend of summer, you’ll soon be reaching for a jacket instead of suntan lotion. So, we want you to get the most of out the last summer holiday. That’s why we’ve put together a collection of “easy labor” cocktails so you can get back to the grilling and chilling with a drink in hand!

 

Ruby Radler

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Drink about 2 oz. of the beer, then pour in the spirit.

Spicy Michelada

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Drink (or pour out) about ¼ of the beer.
  2. Pour the other two ingredients directly into the can.
  3. Stir with straw or stirrer to mix.
  4. Enjoy!

Bee’s Knees

Ingredients

  • 1½ oz. gin
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker.
  2. Shake, strain into a chilled glass and garnish with lemon twist

Caipirinha Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 lime, cut into quarters
  • 1–2 tsp. superfine sugar (to taste)
  • 2 oz. cachaça

Directions

  1. In a shaker, muddle fresh limes with sugar.
  2. Add cachaça and ice cubes and shake vigorously.
  3. Pour, unstrained, into a chilled glass.

Blue Chill

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to a tin and shake vigorously.
  2. Strain over crushed ice into a hurricane or tulip glass and garnish with a cherry and orange slice.

Rye Smash

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. rye whiskey
  • ½ oz. fresh lemon juice
  • ½ oz. simple syrup
  • mint

Directions

  1. Muddle the mint and simple syrup in the bottom of a mixing glass.
  2. Add ice, whiskey and lemon juice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.

 

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