Labor Day cocktail recipes to toast the end of summer
If you’re throwing a Labor Day bash this year, your guests will need a few … In addition to the unavoidable beer and wine, a good summer cocktail or two makes the party more festive and interesting. Take a look at these DIY cocktails you can make to make sure your guests have a nice time.
CITRUS POMEGRANATE PROSECCO PUNCH
½ part orange juice
½ part pink grapefruit juice
¼ part pomegranate juice
1 part Ruffino Prosecco, well chilled
Slices of assorted citrus and pomegranate seeds, to garnish
In a large pitcher or punch bowl with plenty of ice combine the fruit juices. Pour the Ruffino Prosecco over top. Garnish generously with sliced citrus and pomegranate seeds. TIPS: For best flavour use freshly pressed juices as available. Ruffino Sparkling Rosé is a great choice for this recipe too.
- 4½ parts Ruffino Sparkling Rosé
- ¾ parts cucumber syrup
- Watermelon cube
- Thinly sliced cucumber
Muddle cucumber with water and allow to sit overnight.
Strain the water and then combine the liquid with equal parts sugar.
Build in a highball glass, garnish with small watermelon cube and a cucumber slice on a skewer.
25 oz Ruffino Prosecco
12 oz St Germaine
8 oz Lemon Juice
4 oz Vodka
8 oz Simple Syrup
Mix all ingredients and pour into a frozen drink machine. Mix until frozen and pour in an oversized wine glass. Garnish with fresh lavender, elderflower and a lemon wheel.
- 1.5 oz Casa Noble Crystal Tequila
- 0.5 oz lime juice
- 1 oz pineapple juice
- 0.75 oz simple syrup
- Soda water
- Dash bitters
- Pineapple wedge
Place Casa Noble, lime juice, pineapple juice, and simple syrup into shaker with ice.
Shake until chilled.
Strain into glass; top with soda and bitters.
Garnish with pineapple wedge.
AMERICAN DREAM PUNCH
- 2 parts SVEDKA Vodka
- ½ part Orange Curaçao
- ½ part simple syrup
- 1 part fresh lime juice
- Dash grenadine
Combine ingredients in a pitcher and top with ice.
Garnish with blackberries and mint.
BITTER PINK PEACH
- 1½ parts SVEDKA Peach
- 1 part Campari
- ¾ part fresh lemon juice
- ½ part simple syrup
- 3 grapes
Muddle grapes in a cocktail shaker, add remaining ingredients, and shake well.
Strain into a rocks glass over ice.
Garnish with grapes.
- ½ of a kiwi fruit, skinned
- ½ oz fresh lemon juice
- ½ oz simple syrup
- ¾ oz vodka
- 1 ½ oz Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
- ½ oz pomegranate juice
In the bottom of a mixing glass, muddle the kiwi in the lemon juice and simple syrup. Add remaining ingredients and shake well with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass (or over ice into a rocks glass). Garnish with a kiwi slice on rim of glass.
Servings: 1 martini