Before you trade in your flip flops and tank tops for jackets and boots, enjoy the remaining days of summer with some Labor Day-themed cocktails. These summery sips will help keep the beach memories alive before we have to start worrying about when the “polar vortex” will arrive. So grab a glass, don your shades and sunscreen and toast to Labor Day weekend.
The Weekender – This fruity cognac cocktail is a sweet pair with Labor Day BBQ.
1 ½ oz. CAMUS VS Elegance Cognac
¾ oz. elderflower liqueur
½ oz. passion fruit juice
½ oz. lemon juice
Dash of simple syrup
Garnish with lemon peel
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon peel and serve.
Island Sunburst – Tropical flavors make this a perfect end of summer cocktail.
2 oz. Sobieski Toasted Coconut Vodka
2 oz. orange juice
½ oz. cranberry juice
Orange twist and wheel for garnish
Add all liquid ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a tall glass, over fresh ice. Garnish with orange twist and wheel.
Bella Frappe – This refreshing sip makes the most of summer’s best bounty-fresh berries!
1 oz. Lucid Absinthe
⅔ oz. triple sec
Dash of Monin Sirop de Framboise
6-8 fresh raspberries
Muddle raspberries, Monin Framboise, and juice from half the lime in a cocktail shaker. Top with ice, Lucid Absinthe, and triple sec. Shake and strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Top with Champagne and garnish with remaining fresh raspberries.