Labor Day Cocktail Line Up
On September 2nd, throw an unforgettable Labor Day BBQ or party with bespoke cocktails created by Belvedere Vodka’s Head of Mixology and Spirit Creation, Claire Smith that will help you and your friends end this summer in style. The “Sand Star” and “Belvedere Fall Harvest” are two great cocktails that are sure to impress and delight your guests. As summer fades into fall, Skinnygirl has created the “Endless Summer” and “Sunset Strawberry Lemonade,” two delicious, stress-free, low-calorie recipes that will have your guests raising their glasses in salute to your end-of-summer soiree.
Crave Chocolate Liqueurs also put some recipes together for us to relax into the Labor Day weekend. Their “Sweet & Spicy Margarita” and “Cocoa-Mint Mojito” are great whether you’re celebrating at home in the backyard, by the pool, or at the beach. If you are a whiskey fan, Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey® has the perfectly refreshing cocktail to make sure everybody stays cool: The Kilbeggan® Waterwheel. Kiss summer goodbye with one (or more!) of these perfect-for-Labor Day cocktails. All recipes are listed below and are perfect to have on hand as the warm summer days transition into cool fall nights.
- 1 1/2 oz Belvedere Citrus
- 3 oz San Pellegrino Aranciata
Preparation: Build over cubed ice into a highball glass. Garnish with an orange and lemon slice.
Belvedere Fall Harvest
- 1 1/2 oz Belvedere Vodka
- 1 1/2 oz Pressed Apple Juice
- 1 1/2 oz Pomegranate Juice
Preparation: Build over cubed ice in a highball glass and garnish with a slice of apple or lemon.
- 1 1/2 parts Skinnygirl Island Coconut Vodka
- 3 parts pineapple juice
- 4 parts sparkling water
- 1 cup sliced mango, frozen
- Mango wedge for garnish
Preparation: Pour over fruit and ice. Garnish with a mango and enjoy!
Sunset Strawberry Lemonade
- 2 parts Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka
- 2 large muddled strawberries
- 1 part powdered lemonade mix
- Splash of club soda
Preparation: Pour over ice. Top with club soda and enjoy!
Sweet & Spicy Margarita
- 1 part JDK & Sons™ Crave Chocolate Chili Liqueur
- 2 parts Sauza® Blue Reposado Tequila
- 2 parts Fresh Lemon Sour
- 1 part Fresh Lime Juice
Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass over ice and shake.
Strain into a margarita glass with ice.
- 1 part JDK & Sons™ Crave Chocolate Mint Liqueur
- 2 parts Cruzan® Aged Light Rum
- 6-10 Fresh Mint Leaves
- 1 part Fresh Lime Juice
- Club Soda
Preparation: In a highball glass, muddle mint leaves and lime juice. Fill glass with crushed ice. Add rum and stir to distribute leaves throughout. Top with club soda and JDK & Sons™ Crave Chocolate Mint Liqueur. Garnish with a mint sprig and a lime wheel.
Recipe By Darren McGettigan, resident mixologist at Bar Beoga of the Menlo Park Hotel
- 1 1/4 Parts Kilbeggan® Irish Whiskey
- 2 1/2 Parts Pressed Apple Juice
- 1 1/4 Parts Pressed Pineapple Juice
- 6 Fresh Blueberries
- 1 Dash of Cherry Bitters
- 1 Bar Spoon of White Sugar
Preparation: In a shaker, muddle the blueberries and sugar. Add the remaining ingredients and fill with ice. Shake well and double-strain into a tall glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with blueberries on a cocktail pick.