Labor Day Archives – LUSHWORTHY

I know I’ve probably made one too many Beyonce analogies on here, but let’s be real, boozy lemonade is to Labor Day as fancy leotards are to Beyonce. The two practically thrive off of one another. You guys know I love my Simply Lemonade as a mixer, but sometimes it’s nice to get a little creative with your drink options. Thankfully, Snow Leopard Vodka has got you covered. Just in time for the Labor Day weekend, they’ve crafted two boozy lemonade options that are sure to be a welcome treat for this weekend’s festivities.

Sparrow Swizzle – Created by Garrett Mikell at Eveleigh in Los Angeles, CA (Pictured Above)

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz Snow Leopard
1.5 oz Lavender Lemonade

DIRECTIONS

Build in a collins glass, add crushed ice, swizzle and a lemon twist.

Summer’s coming to an end, and I couldn’t be more excited because…BOOTS and spiked hot chocolate. But seriously, I will truly miss you fruity, fizzy, captivatingly colorful, and oh-so-Lushworthy drinks of summer. You were a true and dear friend throughout these sweltering, summer months. With Labor Day serving as the unofficial end to summer, it’s time to gather the freshest of fruits, some worthy mixers, and a few bottles for some end of summer libations. Check out a few Labor Day-inspired cocktails, below!

Shimmer Citrus Punch – Created By Cali Mixers (Pictured Above)

INGREDIENTS

¾ part Ruby Viniq ½ part Amsterdam Pineapple vodka 1 part Sweet N sour

½ part Pineapple juice

Combine ingredients in punch server. Garnish glass with pineapple, orange wheels. Garnish with pineapple orange wheels and cherries.

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)

INGREDIENTS

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

DIRECTIONS

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.

In a matter of weeks we’ll be switching from shades to scarves and from daiquiris to Irish coffees. Yes, we’ll be saying goodbye to summer next week as we celebrate Labor Day, so you might as well indulge in a little spiked punch or one of many seasonal cocktails while you still can.

If boozy, fruity punches aren’t quite your cup of tea then I’ve also included the drink recipe for the sweet and savory “EFFEN Salted Caramel Popcorn Martini.” I mean, you really can’t go wrong with a cocktail that’s made using caramel popcorn. And if you’re hoping to tap into your inner mixologist this Labor Day, there’s also the Jaime Salas-created “Hi Teq Punch,” a cocktail that combines Milagro Silver, hibiscus tea, and Lillet Rose. But if it’s spiked punch you fancy then I’ve got plenty of those recipes as well. Check ’em out below and be sure to have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend! Cheers!

Berry Bliss Punch (Pictured Above)

INGREDIENTS

1 Quart SKYY Vodka ½ Quart Fresh Lemon Juice ½ Quart Fresh Lime Juice ½ Quart Pineapple Juice

¼ Quart Agave

DIRECTIONS

In a pitcher, combine all ingredients and refrigerate until chilled. Stir the punch and strain it into a punch bowl. Add the Berry Infused Ice (below) and garnish the punch with raspberries and lime wheels. Serve in small rocks glasses or tea cups.