Labor Day cocktail recipes to toast the end of summer

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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.

RUFFINO

CITRUS POMEGRANATE PROSECCO PUNCH

Instructions

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

Preparation

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.

EASE UP

Ingredients:

  • 4½ parts Ruffino Sparkling Rosé
  • ¾ parts cucumber syrup
  • Watermelon cube
  • Thinly sliced cucumber

Preparation:

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.

FROSECCO FIORE

Ingredients

25 oz Ruffino Prosecco

12 oz St Germaine

8 oz Lemon Juice

4 oz Vodka

8 oz Simple Syrup

Preparation

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.

Casa Noble

NOBLE PUNCH

Ingredients:

  • 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

Preparation:

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.

SVEDKA

AMERICAN DREAM PUNCH

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts SVEDKA Vodka
  • ½ part Orange Curaçao
  • ½ part simple syrup
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • Dash grenadine

Preparation:

Combine ingredients in a pitcher and top with ice.

Garnish with blackberries and mint.

BITTER PINK PEACH

Ingredients:

  • 1½ parts SVEDKA Peach
  • 1 part Campari
  • ¾ part fresh lemon juice
  • ½ part simple syrup
  • 3 grapes

Preparation:

Muddle grapes in a cocktail shaker, add remaining ingredients, and shake well.

Strain into a rocks glass over ice.

Garnish with grapes.

Kim Crawford

KIWI MARTINI

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

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

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