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Labor Dayliciousness: Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails

Labor Dayliciousness: Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails

Celebrating Labor Day only requires three ingredients for a good time: Friends, Food, and Fun.

So, in keeping with the idea of minimal ingredients, and to keep you from getting stuck behind the bar making complicated cocktails all weekend, we’ve put together a collection of 3-ingredient cocktails guaranteed to keep you and your guests having a great time without wasting all of yours!

10 Three-Ingredient Cocktails

1. Limoncello Lady

Ingredients

  • 3 oz. Prosecco
  • 1 oz. Limoncello
  • 2 oz. Lemonade
  • Lemon slices (for garnish)

Directions

  1. Slice your lemons for your garnish.
  2. Combine the limoncello and lemonade in a glass.
  3. Add ice to the top.
  4. When ready to serve, top with prosecco.
  5. Garnish with lemon slice or twist.

2. Americano

Ingredients

  • 1½ oz. Campari
  • 1½ oz. Sweet vermouth
  • Soda water to top
  • Orange for garnish

Directions

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice. Add Campari and vermouth, and top generously with soda, taking care not to exceed a 1:1:2 ratio.
  2. Garnish with an orange slice or twist.

3. Szarlotka (Polish Apple Pie Cocktail)

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Pour vodka into highball glass over ice. Add apple juice to taste.

4. Flamingo

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. English-style white rum
  • ¾ oz. Fresh lime juice
  • 3 oz. Grapefruit soda
  • 1 slice Lime

Directions

  1. Combine rum and juice in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice; shake until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass and fill with ice; add soda and garnish with lime.

5. Watermelon Margarita

Ingredients

  • 2½ oz. Silver tequila 
  • 1¼ cups Watermelon juice 
  • 2½ tbsp. Lime juice
  • Sea salt (optional)

Directions

  1. Pack a large blender full of cubed ripe watermelon (with or without seeds) and blend until you have a juice. One small watermelon should yield roughly 3-5 cups, so you will have leftover juice for extra margaritas.
  2. To make margaritas, add watermelon juice, lime juice, tequila and a handful of ice to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously to combine. Sample a small amount and adjust flavor as needed, adding more watermelon juice for sweetness, lime juice for acidity, or tequila for booziness.
  3. Line the rim of two serving glasses with lime juice and sea salt (optional). Add ice and pour over margaritas.

6. Sidecar

Ingredients

  • 1½ oz. chilled VSOP Cognac
  • ½ oz. Grand Marnier
  • ⅓ oz. Fresh lemon juice

Directions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the Cognac, Grand Marnier and lemon juice and shake well.
  2. Double strain the drink into a chilled coupe.

7. Satsuma Orange Jubilee

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. Satsuma Orange Liqueur
  • 12 oz. Lemon-lime soda
  • Fresh Lime Wedges (for garnish)
  • Orange segments (for garnish)

Directions

  1. Mix the Satsuma Orange Liqueur and the lemon-lime soda.
  2. Divide between two glasses and pour over ice.
  3. Stir to combine.  Do not Shake because of the carbonation.
  4. Garnish with a lime wedge and an orange segment.

8. Pineapple Bourbon Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Bourbon
  • 4 oz. Pineapple juice (fresh is best)
  • 1 oz. Lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
  • Pineapple and lemon (for garnish)

Directions

  1. Mix the pineapple juice, bourbon, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Fill your glass with ice.
  3. Pour the pineapple bourbon lemonade over the ice cubes.
  4. Garnish with fresh pineapple and lemon.

9. Margarita Beer Shandy

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. Blanco Tequila
  • 12 oz. Beer (a lager preferably)
  • 2 oz. Limeade
  • Lime slices (for garnish)

Directions

  1. Mix the tequila and the limeade.
  2. Pour into your glass.
  3. Add your beer.
  4. Garnish with lime.

10. Margarita Sorbet Float

Ingredients

  • 3 oz. Tequila
  • 1 oz. Water
  • 3 scoops Lime sorbet

Directions

  1. Salt the rim of a glass and fill with tequila and water.
  2. Add lime sorbet and enjoy!

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