I can’t believe I’m writing this blog post right now. Is summer over already? I mean, I know we’ve got a gazillion more weeks of sweltering heat left here in Atlanta, but I’m surprised that we’ve almost knocked out yet another season this year. Thankfully though, this Labor Day weekend is sure to be a cocktail-filled one, so I can leave my bewilderment at the door at least for a few days.
No need to fret over what sips you should serve this holiday weekend because I’ve compiled a list of drink recipes from Skinnygirl, Belvedere Vodka, 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey, and a handful of other boozy brands, that are sure to please even the most finicky of cocktail lovers..Cheers to a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!
South Of The Border (Created By Mixologist Lynnette Marrero)(Pictured Above)
1 ounce Zacapa Rum 23
1/3 ounce Myers Dark Rum
1/3 ounce Orange Curaçao
2/3 ounce Perfect Puree Passion Fruit
1/3 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
1/3 ounce Orgeat Syrup
2 dashes Aromatic Bitters
Mint Sprig & Orange Slice for Garnish
Combine Zacapa Rum 23, Myers Dark Rum, orange curaçao, perfect puree passion fruit, fresh lime juice, orgeat syrup and aromatic bitters into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain contents into a rocks glass over crushed ice. Garnish with mint sprig and orange slice.
Labor Day Sangria
6 parts Pinnacle® Citrus Vodka
3 parts Dekuyper® Pucker Sour Apple Schnapps
3 parts Lemon Sour Mix
1 750 ML Bottle New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc®
Mix all ingredients in a large pitcher. Add orange and lemon slices.
5 parts glass of Skinnygirl® Pinot Grigio
2 parts frozen lemonade
1 part soda water
Lemon twist for garnish
Blend ingredients with crushed ice and pour into a flute glass. Finish with soda water and garnish with a twist of lemon.
Belvedere Sunny Day
1.5 oz. Belvedere Lemon Tea
0.5 oz. Sweet Vermouth
0.5 oz. Campari
0.5 oz. Orange Curacao
4 oz. Fever Tree Lemonade
Build over ice and garnish with grapefruit, lemon, orange slices & mint sprigs.
2 Gingers Negroni
2 parts 2 GINGERS® Irish Whiskey
1 part sweet vermouth
1 part Campari® liqueur
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir, then strain into a low-ball or rocks glass. Garnish with an orange twist.