Labor Day weekend is here, and that usually signals the unofficial end of Summer. If you’re up north you might be dreading the change but when you’re down south and have had to deal with 95+ degree weather daily, a little cool breeze is much welcomed. Kick back this weekend with one of these tasty labor day cocktails, each with 3 ingredients or less so you can spend less time making them, and more time enjoying them.
Maple in a Minute, crafted by Niccole Trzaska of The Liberty NYC (Pictured above)
shake all ingredients with ice and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with mint leaves if desired.
- 1 ½ parts Maker’s Mark Bourbon
- ½ part Dekuyper Orange Curacao
- Ginger Ale
Fill a rocks glass with ice. Add Maker’s Mark, a splash of orange curacao and a squeeze of fresh orange. Top off with ginger ale and garnish with an orange wedge.
- 1 ¼ parts Sugar Island Spiced Rum
- 5 parts Iced Tea (sweetened or unsweetened)
- ¾ part lemon juice
Combine all ingredients over ice in a highball glass. Stir. Garnish with a lemon wedge, and enjoy!
Birds & The Bees
- 2 parts Solbeso
- ½ part lemon juice
- ½ part honey syrup
Combine ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake, strain into a chilled cocktail glass; garnish with a lemon peel twist.
- 3 parts Ménage à Trois Berry Vodka
- 2 dashes extra dry Vermouth
- 3 Fresh raspberries
Add ice to a shaker, then Ménage à Trois Berry Vodka and two dashes of vermouth. Shake, and pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with 3 raspberries.