For a number of people, Labor Day marks the official end of summer and the start of the school year, so you may want to celebrate with a custom cocktail before fall and winter begin.
We’ve put together a few recipes below to set your Labor Day function off right so you can give a final farewell to the summer season.
The Macallan Sour
The Macallan Double Cask 15 Years Old
20ml lemon juice
10ml brown sugar syrup
Oloroso sherry float
Shake all ingredients, except sherry, into an ice-filled shaker.
Strain into glass over ice.
Using a bar spoon, slowly layer the sherry over the top of the cocktail.
1 ½ oz Blanco Tequila
1 oz. Marigold infused St-Germain *
1 oz. Fresh Pineapple Juice
Bar spoon Red Pepper Puree
½ oz. Fresh Lime Juice
Top with Soda Water
Build all ingredients into a shaker sans soda, shake with ice, double strain into a collins glass with ice, and top with soda.
*Marigold-infused St-Germain recipe
2 cups of St-Germain
1 large fresh marigold (about 10-15 petals)
Method: Blend until smooth, strain in a fine mesh strainer.
1oz Martini & Rossi Riserva Speciale Rubino
1oz Martini & Rossi Riserva Speciale Bitter
Add the gin, Martini & Rossi Riserva Speciale Bitter, Martini & Rossi Riserva Speciale Rubino, into a mixing glass with ice and stir for 15 to 20 seconds until well-chilled, Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Gently add an orange and twist it as a garnish. Serve and enjoy.
Belvedere Raspberry Lemonade
2 oz. Belvedere Vodka
¾ oz. Lemon Juice
¾ oz. Simple Syrup
Place all ingredients into a shaker except for ginger beer and shake with ice. Strain and strain over fresh ice. Top off with ginger beer garnish with mint and raspberry.
1 1/2 oz D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac
1 oz Amaretto Liqueur
3 oz Fresh Pineapple Juice
Method: Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass
1 ½ oz Grey Goose Essences Strawberry & Lemongrass
4 ½ oz Soda Water
+ Martini & Rossi Sweet Vermouth
+ Lemon Wheel
Method: Rinse wine glass with Martini & Rossi Sweet Vermouth. Build in a wine glass over cubed ice. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
DeLeón Añejo Old Fashioned De Miel
1 ½ oz DeLeón Añejo
¾ oz Orange Blossom
3 Dashes Smoked Apricot
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir vigorously until cold. Strain over a large ice cube in a glass. Twist an orange peel over the drink to release the oils. Garnish with an orange peel and a brandied cherry. Glassware: Rocks
Garnish: Large Format, Ice Cube, Orange Peel, Brandied Cherry
DeLeón Blanco Peach Mango Margarita
1 ½ oz – DeLeón Blanco Tequila
1 oz – Peach Puree
½ oz – Mango Puree
½ oz – Fresh Lime Juice
½ oz – Fresh Lemon Juice
¾ oz – Agave Nectar Syrup
Rimrocks glass and fill with ice. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into ice-filled rimmed glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and fresh peach slice.
Tajin & Salt Rim, Lime & Peach Slices
Southern Charmer Cocktail
1 ½ Parts D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac
2 Parts Sweet Tea
1 Part Lemonade
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into a highball glass. Add more ice. Empty into a Highball glass with a Lemon Wheel.
D’USSÉ That’s My Jam
2 parts D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac
1 tbsp apricot jam
1⁄2 part fresh lemon juice
1⁄2 part pineapple shrub
1 thyme sprig
top sparkling soda
Muddle thyme, lemon juice and pineapple in a shaker. Add apricot jam, D’USSÉ and ice. Shake well and strain into a crushed-ice-filled rocks glass. Top with sparkling soda.