Labor Day Weekend Cocktail Recipes

Can you believe it’s Labor Day weekend? How do you plan to celebrate the upcoming long weekend? Whatever is on your agenda, be sure to find some time to try these deliciously easy recipes that use seasonal produce and herbs to help ease you into the transition into fall.

All Tea No Shade

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ oz. vodka (WC recommends: Triple 8 Vodka)
  • 1 ½ oz. Hibiscus tea and strawberry syrup
  • ¾ oz. Lemon juice
  • 6 mint leaves
  • Top with seltzer

How to Make

Add ice and everything but the seltzer in a shaker, short shake, and strain. Top with seltzer.

New York City bartender Fanny Chu created this recipe


Campfire Cookout Cooler

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ oz. bourbon (WC recommends: 2bar Bourbon)
  • 1 ¼ oz. Fresh pressed watermelon
  • ½ oz. Fresh ginger syrup
  • ½ oz. Fresh lime juice
  • 3 dashes Rhubarb bitters
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

How to Make

Pour all ingredients into glass over fresh rocks. Top with soda water. Garnish with a dehydrated lime wheel and blue corn flowers.

Josh Cameron of Boulton & Watt created this recipe


Porch Thyme

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ oz. bourbon (WC recommends: Kinsey Bourbon)
  • ¼ oz. Lime juice
  • ¼ oz. Simple syrup
  • 2 sprigs Thyme
  • 2 slices Nectarines
  • 2 small Pancetta lardons
  • Sweet tea topper

How to Make

Muddle fresh thyme and nectarines with lardons. Add ice, lime juice and bourbon. Shake and strain over ice. Top with sweet tea and stir. Garnish with thyme and nectarine.

The mixologists at Barnsley Resort in Adairsville, GA, created this recipe

Original Recipes and Photo Credit: https://newsakmi.com/food-drinks/7-cocktails-for-labor-day-2020/