Awesome Labor Day Drinks

By Cheryl S. Grant–

No matter what your weekend plans entail, be it golfing, heading to the beach or a BBQ, there will bea need for some refreshments. Here are several to help you hold on to summer a little longer while appreciating that the season is about to change.

Big Ginger®
2 parts 2 GINGERS® Irish Whiskey
2 parts Ginger Ale
Lemon Wedge
Lime Wedge

Pour 2 GINGERS® Irish Whiskey into a pint glass with ice. Top it off with ginger ale, followed by your citrus slices.

Watermelon Limeade
2 oz. Slim Lizzy’s Margarita
2 lime wedges
.5 oz. agave nectar
3 watermelon cubes
1 oz. silver tequila

Muddle watermelon cubes, fresh lime juice from wedges and agave nectar in a glass. Shake Slim Lizzy’s Margarita and silver tequila together, then strain over ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.

POM Yvette
POM Yvette
½ oz. POM Wonderful
1 oz. Vodka
¼ oz. Fresh Lime Juice
½ oz. Crème Yvette

Combine ingredients in cocktail shaker over ice and shake until mixed and chilled. Serve in a chilled martini glass with an orange twist. Add a frozen orchid garnish optional. *Recipe provided by Arnaud Dissais, head bartender at DANIEL*

Ketel One Pk
1 oz. Ketel One Vodka
.5 oz. Pimms No. 1
1 dash Angostura bitters
3 cucumber slices
Lemon-lime soda

Place two cucumber slices at the bottom of a Collins glass. Top with ice. Add Ketel One Vodka, Pimms No. 1 and Angostura bitters. Top with lemon-lime soda. Stir. Garnish with remaining cucumber slice.

Cruzan Summer’s End
1 part Cruzan Estate Diamond® Dark Rum
1 part Cruzan Black Strap Rum
1 part Fresh Lime Juice
3/4 part Turbinado Syrup*

*Turbinado Syrup Ingredients:
8 parts Hot Water
8 parts Turbinado Sugar

Combine 8 parts Hot Water and 8 parts Turbinado Sugar. Stir until Sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate. Will last for 30 days.

Combine all ingredients in a shaker over ice. Shake hard. Single strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with fresh grated Nutmeg.

Yellow Tail Shiratini
1/2 oz. Yellow Tail Shiraz
1 oz. Blueberry flavored vodka
1/2 oz. Orange Liquer
1/2 oz. POM Pomegranate juice
1 Lime wheel

Combine all the ingredients except for the lime. Shake with ice and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with lime wheel.

Bohemia Limeaid
1 ½oz Herradura Silver
¼ oz triple sec
1 oz fresh lime juice
½ oz agave syrup
1 oz Bohemia

Mix all ingredients together and stir without ice. Pour over ice and garnish with a lime wheel.

Guiltless Mango Mojito
1 ½ oz. white rum
3 oz. Mango Mojito LO Fruit Beverage

Mix and shake ingredients well with ice and strain over fresh glass of ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint.