End of Summer Cocktail Recipes

Labor Day Weekend is around the corner, marking the unofficial end of summer. Help your guests savor the last sips of the season with these end of summer cocktail recipes.

Buckwheat Honey Old Fashioned

Ingredients:labor day weekend cocktail recipes
2 oz Rampur Asava Indian Single Malt Whisky
¼ oz buckwheat honey
2-4 dashes Angostura Bitters
Orange peel

In the bottom of a large rocks glass, combine the orange peel, bitters, and honey. Muddle to combine flavors and release the orange oil. Add 2 oz Rampur Asava. Stir gently to combine. Add ice, and stir again to further combine the ingredients and chill to dilution.

Recipe courtesy of Rampur Indian Single Malt Whiskey.


Sunshine 75

Ingredients:labor day cocktail recipes
1 oz Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin
½ oz fresh lemon juice
½ oz orange blossom honey syrup*
3 oz dry champagne
1 drop (ONLY ONE DROP!!!) orange blossom water
*Honey syrup can be made by mixing 2 parts honey with 1 part warm water

In a cocktail shaker, combine the gin, citrus, and honey syrup. Shake, but not to bruise. Double strain into a tall flute. Top with dry champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist. Add one drop of orange blossom water.

Recipe courtesy of Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin.


Shady Beach

Ingredients:labor day cocktail weekend
3 oz. Lime Juice
4 oz. Pineapple Juice
3 oz. Liber & Co. Fiery Ginger Syrup
6 oz. Grey Goose Essences Strawberry & Lemongrass Vodka

Combine all ingredients in a pitcher or carafe. Serve over crushed iced. Garnish with a sprig of mint and an edible flower, and enjoy.

Recipe by Thomas Mizuno-Moore, Senior Beverage Manager for Aba.


Vacation Friends

Ingredients:end of summer cocktail recipes
1.5 oz. Johnnie Walker High Rye
.5 oz. L’Orgeat Almond Liqueur
.75 oz. Lemon Juice
1 Dash Angostura Bitters
Glassware: Rocks Glass
Garnish: Mint Sprig and Lime Twist

Combine all ingredients into a shaker, add ice and shake for 10 seconds. Strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass and garnish with a mint sprig and a long twist of lime.

Recipe by Lacy Hawkins, Johnnie Walker Brand Ambassador


Ultimate Ocean Poi Dog

Ingredients:labor day cocktail
2½ parts Fresh Squeezed Pomelo (or Grapefruit Juice)
¾ parts Yuzu Citrus (¼ parts Yuzu Juice & ½ parts Lemon Juice)
¾ parts Thai Basil and Black Peppercorn Syrup
1½ parts OCEAN Organic Vodka

Rim half of Collins glass with salt and pepper. In a mixing tin, combine all ingredients and shake for 10 seconds. Strain over fresh ice into Collins glass. Garnish with one sprig of Italian Basil.

Recipe courtesy of OCEAN Organic Vodka.


Community Spirit Moscow Mule

Ingredients:community spirit vodka
2 parts Community Spirit Vodka
0.5 parts Lime Juice
4 parts Fever Tree
Garnish – lime twist

Combine vodka and lime juice in an ice filled glass. Top with ginger beer. Stir gently and garnish with a lime twist.

Recipe courtesy of Community Spirit Vodka.


Beach Mule 

Ingredients:labor day cocktail recipe
1.5 oz. Beach Whiskey Bonfire Cinnamon
1.5 oz. Club Soda
5 oz. Ginger Beer Lemon
Lime Slices

Shake & pour over fresh ice into a rocks glass.

Recipe courtesy of Beach Whiskey.



Temptress Gin and Tonic made with Grande Absente

Ingredients:Grande Absente
1.5 oz rhubarb- strawberry infused gin
0.25 oz Grande Absente
0.25 oz jack rudy cocktail extra bitter tonic
0.75 oz fresh lemon
0.5 oz sage infused campari

Shake vigorously in a shaker with ice, serve over crushed ice. Garnish with fresh rhubarb ribbon, strawberry and sage leaf.

Recipes by @boozy_bartender .


Strawberry Cooler

Ingredients:iichiko shochu
2 oz iichiko Silhouette
0.5 oz Strawberry Liqueur
Topped with Club Soda
Fruit of Choice

Mix all ingredients except club soda into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake, then strain into rocks glass with Ice. Top with club soda and garnish with fruit of choice.

Recipe created by iichiko Shochu.


Tuscan Golden Hour

Ingredients:peroni tuscan
1 ounce of aged rum
½ ounce honey syrup
½ ounce grapefruit juice
5 ounces of Peroni
Garnish with grapefruit slice

Add cocktail (aged rum, honey syrup, and grapefruit juice) to glass. Top with Peroni and garnish.

Recipe by The Italian Spritz Collection.


Raspberry Lemon Soda

Ingredients:labor day cocktail recipe
½ oz Chambord
Juice from ½ lemon
4 oz  soda water

Fill a tall glass with ice, add Chambord and fresh lemon juice. Top with soda water, garnish with a lemon and voilà!

Recipe courtesy of Chambord.


Bourbon Bramble

Ingredients:bourbon bramble labor day cocktail recipe
1 1/2 parts Basil Hayden® Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey3/4 part fresh lemon juice1/2 part blackberry liqueur4 blackberries5 fresh basil leaves

Directions:Combine basil and blackberries in a cocktail shaker and gently muddle. Add rest of cocktail ingredients to shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a basil leaf and fresh blackberries.

Recipe courtesy of Basil Hayden.


Beach Breeze

Ingredients:labor day cocktail recipe
1 oz. Beach Whiskey Island Coconut
1 oz. Cranberry Juice
1 oz. Pineapple Juice

Shake and pour over fresh ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Recipe courtesy of Beach Whiskey.




The Queen’s Road

Ingredients:labor day cocktails
1.5 ounces Zacapa No. 23
.5 ounce orange juice
.5 ounce lime juice
.5 ounce ginger syrup (1:1 fresh ginger juice to sugar, blended)
.5 ounce honey syrup (1:1, honey:water)
1 dash Angostura bitters
Garnish: mint, orange peel
Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin and shake with ice. Strain into a chilled rocks glass over ice. Garnish with mint and orange peel.
Recipe courtesy of Lynnette Marrero for Zacapa Rum.