Labor Day Cocktail Recipes

Labor Day Weekend is here! Try adding one of these end-of-summer cocktail recipes to your weekend bar menu.

Tame Impala

Ingredients:labor day weekend cocktail recipe
1 ½ oz Espolon Reposado tequila
¾ oz Rothman & Winter Orchard Peach Liqueur
½ oz Lustau Cream Sherry
½ oz Cocchi Americano
1 oz orange juice, freshly squeezed
1 dash lemon juice
2 dashes Hella Citrus Bitters
Lemon wheel, for garnish

Combine ingredients into a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice. Serve with a lemon wheel and a paper straw.

Recipe courtesy of Hella Cocktail Co.


NYAK Passionfruit PUNCH

Ingredients:passionfruit punch labor day cocktail
2 ripe passion fruits
½ cup water
1 cup crushed ice
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
Sparkling wine or club soda.
Lime wheel for garnish

Blend passionfruit in a blender with water to make the puree. In a cocktail shaker combine ice, 2 ounces of passionfruit puree, lime juice, agave nectar, and NYAK VSOP. This is for just one cocktail but you have enough papaya puree for about 12 cocktails. Serve in a glass over ice. If you want to add some fizz, add a splash of sparkling wine or club soda. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Recipe by Young M.A. for NYAK Cognac.


Swim Up Bar

Ingredients:labor day weekend cocktail
1.5 oz Villa One Silver
0.25 of a kiwi muddled
0.25 oz lime juice
0.5 oz Green Chartreuse
0.25 oz simple syrup

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over a large rock. Garnish with skewered blackberries.

Recipe courtesy of Villa One.


E11EVEN Vodka’s Rosemary Caipiroska

Ingredients:labor day weekend cocktail recipe
2 oz E11EVEN Vodka
.75 oz Grapefruit Juice
.75 oz Rosemary Syrup
6 Lime Wedges (Muddled)
Grapefruit Half Moon + Rosemary Sprig for garnish

Add lime wedges to a shaker and lightly press on them with a muddler to release the juice. Add the rest of the ingredients to the shaker, add cubed ice and shake for 10 seconds. Pour into a double rocks glass keeping the ice and muddled fruit. Top with more ice if necessary.

Recipe courtesy of E11EVEN Vodka.


Ranch Rosé

Ingredients:casa del sol tequila
2 oz Casa Del Sol Blanco
1/2 z. fresh lime juice
3/4 oz Hibiscus Syrup
2-3 oz Fever Tree soda water

Using first 3 ingredients and ice, build in cocktail shaker and shake well for ten seconds. Strain into rocks glass with ice and top with soda. Garnish with fresh lime or flower.

Recipe courtesy of Casa Del Sol Tequila.


Super Smash Fuzz

Ingredients:elysian cocktail labor day cocktail
1.5oz Whiskey
.5oz Blood Orange Juice
.5oz lemon Juice
.75oz Simple

Shake and transfer to bucket glass. Top with SuperFuzz. Garnish with a blood orange peel.

Recipe courtesy of Elysian Brewing.


Knob Creek® Porch Stories

2 parts Knob Creek® Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
½ part Black Tea Honey Syrup*
2 Dashes Peach Bitters
Lemon Peel

For the Black Tea Honey Syrup, brew black tea ‘concentrate’ by using one tea bag for every 2 ounces of hot water. Combine the strong tea with an equal amount of honey and stir to incorporate. Combine ingredients in rocks glass and stir over ice. Express a lemon twist over the drink and insert for garnish.

Created by Jake Powell, New York, NY for Knob Creek.


Campfire Cocktail

Ingredients:campfire cocktail labor day weekend
2 ounces Deviation Distilling Barrel Aged Spice Trade Gin (or your favorite gin, preferably barrel aged)
½ ounce pure maple syrup
5 drops chocolate bitters
Marshmallow for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir with a bar spoon until chilled. Add ice to a rocks glass and pour cocktail over ice. Top with a toasted marshmallow.

Recipe courtesy of Deviation Distilling.


Seagram’s Strawberry Mint Pink Lemonade Punch

Ingredients:labor day cocktail recipe
½ bottle of Seagram’s Extra Smooth
¼ cup of mint syrup
2 cups of Pink Lemonade
½ cup of soda water
½ cup of chopped Strawberries
Garnish with lemon slices and springs of mint

Add all ingredients to a pitcher over ice. Stir then garnish with lemon slices and mint sprigs.

Recipe courtesy of Seagram’s.

Cointreau Grilled Peach Margarita

Ingredients:labor day cocktail
1 oz Cointreau
2 oz Tequila
1 oz Fresh lime juice
2 oz Smoked peach juice
5 Mint leaves

For the smoked peach juice, caramelize the sugars by placing halved, pitted peaches on a grill until a medium char is reached. Let cool. Peel off skin, blend, and strain. Wait until the peach juice has completely cooled off before adding it to the cocktail. Add all ingredients to the shaker with ice. Shake and fine strain over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with mint and grilled peach slice.

Recipe courtesy of Cointreau.


Yuzu Unusual

Ingredients:Yuzu labor day weekend cocktail
1-1/2 parts Hendrick’s Gin
1/2 parts Aperol
Top with Yuzu Soda
1 tiny pinch of sea salt
Cucumber & Lime wheels to garnish

Combine ingredients in a highball glass filled with cubed ice and lightly stir. Garnish with a cucumber & lime wheels and serve. The cucumber and rose essence from Hendrick’s beautifully compliments the refreshing Yuzu and Aperol for the most delightful serve.

Recipe courtesy of Hendrick’s Gin by Erik Andersson.