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Labor Day 2016: Toast To The End Of Summer With These 'Labor-Less' Cocktails

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In just a few short ships, summer will be over!

So close out the season right, check out these simple "labor-less" libations just time for Labor Day weekend.



Island Time Spritz (Serves 1, multiply for pitcher)

Created by Pamela Wiznitzer, USBG NY Chapter President and Creative Director Seamstress, NY
 
1 part Sugar Island Coconut Rum
1 part Pineapple Juice
¾ part Lemon Juice
¾ part Aperol
¼ Simple Syrup
Sparkling Rose
 
Combine together over ice. Garnish with pineapple chunks on a skewer.


 

 
Twisted Bocktail

Created by Pamela Wiznitzer, USBG NY Chapter President and Creative Director Seamstress, NY
 
1 ¼ parts Tres Agaves Reposado
¾ part Lemon
½ part Cointreau
½ part Simple Syrup
Hefeweisen
 
Combine all ingredients minus the beer; shake and strain into a highball. Top with beer and garnish with lemon.
 
 

Blueberry 46
 
2 parts Maker's 46 Bourbon
1 part St-Germain Liqueur
10 fresh blueberries
 
Muddle the St.-Germain and blueberries together in a glass. Add ice and the Maker's 46 Bourbon. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass.


Citrus Caress

Created by Niccole Trzaska of The Liberty, NYC
 
1 ½ parts Ménage a Trois Citrus Vodka
¾ part  blood orange juice
¾ part sparkling wine
 
Shake and strain Ménage a Trois Citrus and blood orange juice into a rock glass; top with cold sparkling wine and garnish with an orange twist.
 

 
Corinthian Summer

1 ¼ parts Bache Pure & Rustic VSOP
1 - 1 ¼ parts raisin syrup (simple syrup with raisins)
¾ part lemon juice
¼ pear
5-6 green grapes
 
Put all the ingredients in a shaker. Then muddle and shake before straining into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a pear boat with stalk.
 
 

Trinchero Napa Valley Mary's Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc $25

Soak in the last days of summer with this refreshing white wine that is well-balanced with beautifully ripe tropical fruit. Trinchero Napa Valley is the premium and namesake brand of the pioneering Trinchero family (founders of the iconic Sutter Home), and their Sauvignon Blanc is the ultimate wine to sip on throughout Labor Day Day soirées.
 

 
 
 
 

Mullan Road Cellars' Red Wine Blend $42

Before you fire up the grill, be sure to grab a bottle with Mullan Road Cellars. Paying tribute to some Pacific Northwest history and brought to us by established vintner Dennis Cakebread, this Walla Walla based Bordeaux-style red blend pairs perfectly with any BBQ dish you're enjoying at your outdoor Labor Day celebration.

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