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Labor Day Cocktails

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?

Labor Day Cocktails from Patrón Tequila

Labor Day Cocktails from Patron: Cheers to the American Labor Movement

Despite the difficult time we are currently facing in America, we must always celebrate the small victories. The things and people that help build this melting pot of a country. The strength of this country is its so-called “blue collar workers”, and we must always celebrate the contributions these workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws, and well-being of the U.S. What better way to do so than to raise a glass of Patron Tequila, preferably delicious margaritas, Palomas, and tiki cocktails. Not sure how to do so? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with these Labor Day cocktails from Patron.

Labor Day Cocktails from Patrón Tequila

As you know once Labor Day comes around, it’s time to say goodbye to the summer season. We’ve got some great Labor Day cocktails, made with Patron Tequila from Beverage Coordinators, Grace Kim of Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster, Mindy Kucan of the legendary Tiki bar Portland, Oregon, and Ravinder Singh of Rapscallion and Boulevardier in Dallas, Tx, and the Middle Branch bar in New York.

The Miss Grace Paloma (available at Red Rooster in New York)

Labor Day Cocktails from Patrón Tequila

1.5oz Patrón Silver
.75oz Grapefruit juice
.5oz Giffard Pamplemousse liqueur
.5oz Watermelon juice, fresh squeezed, no pulp
.25oz Cucumber juice, fresh squeezed, no pulp
.25oz Lime juice
.25oz Agave syrup
.25oz Jalapeño shrub
2-3 dashes Grapefruit bitters
2-3 dashes Smoked chili bitters
Top with grapefruit soda or grapefruit IPA
Grapefruit salt-berbere rim*
Half slice of charred grapefruit and a skewer of cucumber cube and watermelon cube for garnish
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake to combine. Rim glass with grapefruit salt-berbere mixture.
Strain over crushed ice in a highball glass. Top with grapefruit soda or grapefruit IPA. Garnish with a half slice of charred grapefruit and a skewer of cucumber cube and watermelon cube.
*Grapefruit salt-bebere rim: Mix 2 tablespoons grapefruit salt with 1 teaspoon berbere spice

A Grape[fruit] Time (available at Middle Branch in New York *available off-menu)

Labor Day Cocktails from Patrón Tequila

2 oz Patrón Silver
2 drops of Hellfire Habanero Shrub Bitters
.5 oz fresh lemon
1 oz fresh grapefruit
.375 oz Orgeat syrup
.375 oz Tamarind syrup
Shake all ingredients in shaker with ice, strain into hollowed out grapefruit half. Garnish with the other half of the grapefruit or grapefruit slice.

Patron Reposado Tiki Rita

Labor Day Cocktails from Patrón Tequila

2 oz Patrón Reposado
.5 oz Patrón Citrónge Orange
.5 oz Fresh lime juice
.5 oz Fresh grapefruit juice
.25 oz Vanilla syrup
.25 oz Allspice Dram
Grated nutmeg for garnish
Lime wheel and cloves for garnish
Hawaiian sea salt rim
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain onto fresh crushed ice in a Tiki glass that has been rimmed with Hawaiian sea salt. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and a lime wheel pierced with 3 cloves.

Blue Crush

Labor Day Cocktails from Patrón Tequila
2 oz Patrón Silver
2 oz Pineapple Juice
.75 oz Lemon Juice
.25 oz Demerara Syrup
.5 oz Blue Curacao
Pineapple ring for garnish
Orange peel for garnish
Pineapple leaf for garnish
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with crushed ice and shake vigorously. Pour unstrained into a glass. Garnish with a pineapple ring, orange peel, and leaf.

So this weekend, raise a glass of one of these Patron Labor Day cocktails to the “little man”, the “blue collar worker” and thank them for all they’ve done for this country. We’d love to hear what you guys think of these Labor Day cocktails from Patron. Maybe they could also help you get ready to say goodbye to summer?

A Toast to Summer’s End w/ Easy Labor Day Weekend Cocktails

Are you ready for more Labor Day Weekend Cocktails? Of course you are. We’re happy to bring you more cocktail recipe ideas to make your end of the summer celebrations a fun and delicious one. Whether you’re short on time, or just want to spend more time hanging out with  your guests, you can still blow them away with some delicious, quick, and easy to make drink recipes from The Famous Grouse Whisky, Skinnygirl Cocktails, Cynar Liqueur, Averna Liqueur, and Aperol Aperitif. We’ve even paired one of these cocktails, all of which boasts no more than four ingredients, with a culinary favorite, the Lobster Roll.

The Famous Grouse – Lobster Roll + Whisky Ginger Pairing

Famous Grouse and Burger and Lobster

“Whisky pairs beautifully with a lobster roll as the creamy mayo and melted butter combination with coat your mouth and then soften the alcohol on your palate. Specifically, The Famous Grouse pairs perfectly due to the zesty orange and citrus notes, which complements the freshness of the lobster, celery and lemon already in the recipe,” – Nicola Riske, The Famous Grouse Brand Ambassador

The Famous Grouse Whisky Ginger

1.5 oz The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky
4 oz Ginger Ale
Dash of fresh lemon juice
Pour the Famous Grouse and ginger ale over ice, add a dash of fresh lemon juice and stir. Garnish with a lemon wedge

The Lobster Roll:
4 cups cooked lobster meat, cut up into bite-size pieces and doused with melted butter
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon chopped celery
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon of salt
Mix together and stuff into a grilled hot dog bun.

We’re continuing the fun with these deliciously simple recipes from Skinnygirl cocktails, and a few Italian ice cream floats with a boozy twist. These delightful cocktail recipes are made with Skinnygirl’s Bare Naked, and Cucumber Vodkas,  Cynar Liqueur, Averna Liqueur, and  Aperol Aperitif. With only 3-4 ingredients needed for each of these cocktail recipes, you’ll spend less time making cocktails, and more time enjoying your family, friends, and of course, a few drinks for yourself.

Summer’s Kiss Goodbye

Summer's Kiss Goodbye

2 parts Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka
2 large, muddled strawberries
3-4 pieces of basil
Splash of club soda
Pour all ingredients except club soda over ice. Muddle strawberries and top with club soda.

Summer’s End

Summer's End

1 ½ parts Skinnygirl Cucumber Vodka
3 – 4 parts soda water
Cucumber for garnish
Mix all ingredients over ice. Cut the cucumber into thin slices and garnish.

Cynar Ice Cream Float

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Cynar Liqueur
Root Beer
Vanilla Ice Cream

Averna Ice Cream Float

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Averna Liqueur
Black Cherry Soda
Chocolate Ice Cream

Aperol Sorbet Float

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Aperol Aperitif
Lemon/Lime Soda
Strawberry Sorbet

As you can see, we’re in for a lot of fun this weekend as we enjoy these recipes. Do you guys have any go-to Labor Day Weekend Cocktails you’ll be enjoying?

Cocktail Recipes for Perfect Labor(less) Day Enjoyment!

It’s time for Labor Day; a day we celebrate American labor, the achievements of workers everywhere, and the social and economic value they bring to the country. To celebrate we recommend limiting the amount of work you do on this day, just enjoy a day full of relaxation and delicious cocktails. Whether you’re spending Labor Day grilling with family and friends, or soaking up the sun by the pool,  these cocktails recipes are the perfect way to enjoy the day. A great way to limit the amount of work you have to do on Labor Day (and get to enjoy your cocktails quicker), is to create a pitcher full of mouthwatering cocktails made with Sauza TequilaCruzan RumQ Drinks, and Alberta Rye Dark Batch Whisky.

Labor Day Lemonade

Tip #4 by Michelle Yam

1 cup Sauza® Signature Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
1 cup lemonade
1 cup ginger beer
1 cup water
1 teaspoon honey
Lemon slices or peels (optional)
Combine lemonade, ginger beer, tequila, water, lemon slices and ½ teaspoon of honey in a glass filled with ice. Stir well to combine. Garnish with a lemon slice or peel (optional). Enjoy!

Bittersweet Summer

Tip #1 by Michelle YAm

1 cup Sauza® Signature Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
3 cups grapefruit soda
½ cup lime juice
Grapefruit wedges (optional)
Add tequila into a tall glass with ice. Fill remainder of the glass with grapefruit soda. Squeeze juice of lime and garnish with grapefruit wedge (optional). Enjoy!

If you’re spending the day solo, we recommend a grabbing smaller pitcher for quick refills, but if you want to pace yourself with individual cocktails, the featured cocktail recipes below are incredibly delicious, and will not let you down.

Cruzan Brew Berry Mojito

Cruzan® Brew Berry Mojito

1 1/2 parts Cruzan Strawberry Rum
1/2 part Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 part Agave Nectar
5 parts Blonde Lager
3 Fresh Strawberries
8-12 Mint Leaves
Muddle strawberry, mint and agave nectar in a tall glass. Add lemon juice, rum and ice and shake. Add beer, shake lightly, and strain over ice into glass of choice. Garnish with a halved strawberry and sprig of mint.

Ginger Beer Margarita

Ginger Beer Margarita

3 oz Q Ginger Beer
1.5 oz Reposado tequila
0.5 oz Cointreau
1 oz fresh lime juice
0.5 oz organic agave nectar
Coarse salt, for lining rim
Lime wedge, for garnish

Line a small serving glass with fresh lime juice and dip in coarse salt. Add tequila, Cointreau, agave nectar and lime juice to a large glass or cocktail shaker with 1/2 cup of ice and stir vigorously. Pour liquid into serving glass with a few ice cubes. Top with Q Ginger Beer and stir gently. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Rye Squeeze

Rye Squeeze

1 1/2 parts Alberta® Rye Whisky Dark Batch™
4-5 parts Q Ginger Beer
2 dashes Agnostura® bitters
1 Orange Wedge Pressed
Add all ingredients to a bourbon glass. Fill with ice, top with ginger beer and stir. Garnish with an orange slice.

Will you be enjoying these cocktails this Labor Day? What tasty drinks will you be enjoying?