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Sit Back, Relax and Enjoy these Labor Day Cocktails

We hope those of you at home are enjoying your day off from work for Labor Day. Thanks to Unions and Union workers, we enjoy many workplace benefits. So, of course, you have to raise a glass or two to those who fought for weekends off, a 9-5 workday, and so much more. As Union workers celebrate the 137 years of these benefits and also get ready for what’s sure to be a huge workers rights battle, why not celebrate them with one of the below Labor Day cocktails.

Labor Day Cocktails

So as we say goodbye to summer, the last of our backyard BBQs, and visits to the beach. Make sure you remember those Union workers who thought for the right you have today and enjoy one or more of these Labor Day cocktails (responsibly, of course) to them.

The Best Cocktails for a Backyard BBQ:

WTF (Whiskey Tiki Foxtrot)

Labor Day Cocktails
1½ parts Fistful of Bourbon
¾ parts Mango juice
¾ parts Simple syrup
½ Lime Juice
2 dashes Burlesque Bitters (Tiki Bitters)
Combine ingredients and shake well. Strain over crushed ice into a Collins glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Peach Palmer
Labor Day Cocktails

1 part E&J Peach
1 part Iced Tea
1 part Lemonade
Shake, pour into a cocktail glass, add ice and garnish with a lime wedge.

The Best Cocktails for a Big Group:

SuperBloom Punch
Created by Mark Stoddard, Hendrick’s Gin Brand Ambassador

1 part Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice
2/3 part Hibiscus Tea
½ part Lemon Juice
½ part Lillet Rose (or Cocchi Rosato)
¼ part Simple Syrup
¼ part Crème de Cassis
1 part Sparkling Water
Combine ingredients in a punch bowl over a large block of ice and stir. Garnish with a combination of fresh berries & edible flowers.

It’s Just Peachy Punch
Created by Katie Auth, Distilled, NYC (Serves 8-10)


12 oz Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
4 oz Aperol
8 oz grilled peach basil syrup
4 oz fresh lemon juice
Combine ingredients in a bowl or pitcher with ice, fresh basil leaves, lemon wheels, and grilled peach slices. Top with a dry Prosecco and a splash of club soda.

The Best Cocktails for a Brunch Party:

Iced Irish Coffee
Created by Tim Herlihy, National Ambassador for Tullamore D.E.W.

Labor Day Cocktails

2 parts Tullamore D.E.W. Original
1 teaspoon Ground Espresso
2 teaspoons Demerara Sugar
3 parts Cold Brew Coffee
Fresh Cream
Combine whiskey and espresso in a small bowl; let stand 15 minutes. Strain whiskey through a coffee filter into a cocktail shaker. Meanwhile, stir sugar and 2 tsp. hot water in a small bowl until sugar is dissolved. Add demerara syrup and cold brew to cocktail shaker; fill with ice. Shake until the outside of shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice and top with cream.

El Altiplano Verde (The Green Highland)


1.5 oz. Camarena Silver Tequila
1 oz. Fresh Kale & Cucumber Juice
.75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
.5 oz. Agave Nectar
Top with Q Sparkling Lemon
Add ingredients (except Q Sparkling Lemon) into a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake together to combine/chill. Strain into a highball glass encrusted with Chipotle, and top with Q Sparkling Lemon.

The Best Cocktail for a Dinner Party:

The Rhubarb Lift
Created by Allan Roth, Glenfiddich Ambassador

Labor Day Cocktails

1½ parts Glenfiddich 12 Year
½ part orgeat
½ part cream
½ part orgeat simple syrup
Club soda
In a shaker combine all ingredients except for club soda and shake for at least 10 seconds. Strain into a fizz or collins glass. Top with club soda from about six inches. Then add another splash of club soda from lower to help “lift” the head of the drink above the rim. Rhubarb syrup: In a saucepan, combine 12 ounces of water with 12 ounces of sugar and 4 cups of roughly chopped rhubarb over low heat. Keep on heat for 15 – 20 minutes stirring regularly. Strain and refrigerate. Keep up to one week.

The Drifter

Labor Day Cocktails

½ part Fernet-Branca
1 ½ part Zaya Rum
1 part pineapple juice
½ part simple syrup
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a fluted Collins glass. Garnish with pineapple fronds and 4 drops of bitters.

What are your thoughts on these Labor Day cocktails? Will you be raising a cocktail to the Union workers?

Hendrick’s Gin Fall Cocktails: A Delicious Way to Fight Off Your Cold

If you are like us, you are probably getting sick or are already sick. There are many things you can do to get better but did you know that Gin can help! Yes, enjoying a delicious gin cocktail can help you get over that cold, fight off coughs and lung congestion. Thanks to the medicinal benefits of Juniper Berries, the main ingredient in Gin, you could help yourself get better. Since it’s the fall season when most people tend to get sick, we wanted to share some Hendrick’s Gin fall cocktails that are sure to have you feeling better.

Gin is great for those who desire a more “natural” spirit. Not only will the juniper berries in these cocktails help fight off your cold, but it also helps if your joints are aching, helps with digestion, and bloating (thanks to the diuretic capabilities of juniper berries). Plus it’s a great way to lull you into a nice warming sleep. What else is there to say but let’s jump right into these delicious Hendrick’s Gin fall cocktails.

Chronic Munrosis, Nr.3 Hot Gin Punch

Created by Hendrick’s Gin Ambassador Erik Andersson
5 Parts Hendrick’s Gin
3 Parts Apple Juice
3 Parts Mandarin Juice
5 Parts Rooibos Tea
1 Part Lemon Juice
1 Part Rich Hibiscus Syrup
6 Cinnamon Quills
4 Star Anise
4 Rosemary Sprigs
Add all ingredients but the gin in a pot. Let it marinate for 1 hour then add the Hendrick’s Gin

Wanderlust


Created by Hendrick’s Gin Ambassador Mattias Horseman
2 Parts Hendrick’s Gin
1.5 Parts Fresh Lemon Juice
.5 Part Vanilla Simple Syrup
2 Parts Plumb Bitters
1 Part Brandied Amarena Cherry Syrup
Shake all ingredients together with ice. Double strain into chilled and sugar-coated glass. Garnish with a ½ powdered sugar rim and 1 cherry with a tiny amount of syrup at the bottom of the glass.

Witching Hour


Created by Hendrick’s Gin Ambassador Mattias Horseman
3 Parts Hendrick’s Gin
.5 Part Chambord
1 Part Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Part Lavender Syrup
Dry Sparkling Wine (to top off)
Shake all ingredients except the sparkling wine, double strain into a flute. Garnish with a blackberry.

Will you be adding these Hendrick’s Gin fall cocktails to your cold recovery?

Hendrick’s Gin Cucumber Festival of Wonder

In case you didn’t know, Tuesday, June 14th was World Cucumber Day, a day to honor the refreshing and delightful fruit (yes, although it is used as a culinary vegetable, the cucumber, like a tomato, is a fruit)! To kick off the summer season, and celebrate its flagship holiday, Hendrick’s Gin celebrated with a two-day Carnivale event celebrating the cucumber, and the warm weather season called, the Hendrick’s Gin Cucumber Festival of Wonder!

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The unusual yet epic Hendrick’s Gin Cucumber Festival of Wonder event included delicious Hendrick’s and cucumber tipples (cocktails), cucumber-centric bites from celebrity chef Harold Dieterle (which of course didn’t last very long), an exciting Penny farthing cycling concourse which entertained with multiple races, interactive carnivalesque games and attractions that awarded tickets to redeem prizes, the world’s tallest Gin bar, roaming cocktail contraptions, musical performances, and a magical Flying Cucumber Airship soaring above the event.

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The modern crowd was enthralled by the old time lawn games, which included Shuffle Board, Bocce, Ladders, and Cornhole. All of which promised the coveted green Hendrick’s Gin Cucumber Festival of Wonder tickets (also known as Cucumber Day currency) which awarded such prices as playing cards, hip flask, hand fan, tea cup and saucer, leather wallet, umbrellas, luggage tags and much more.

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We found we were very skillful at Shuffle Board, easily beating a team of two. We need more time to fine tune our Bocce ball skills but we really enjoyed the game, but when it comes to Cornhole, our time was best spent at one of the festival bars enjoying a cocktail or two.

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Of course, the six delicious featured cocktails at the Hendrick’s Gin Cucumber Festival of Wonder, which included the Hendrick’s & Tonic, Cucumber Basil Smash, Snow Meiser’s Cooler, Unusual Negroni, Melondious Melonade, and Pell Mell Punch, were the highlight of the event, with the penny farthing races a close second.

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However, we did earn enough Cucumber Day currency to obtain a few decks of Hendrick’s Gin playing cards and a chic, vintage-inspired teacup set. This is how we celebrated the season and World Cucumber Day. How did you enjoy World Cucumber Day? Did you attend the Hendrick’s Gin Cucumber Festival of Wonder?