Put a Little Effort into Tasty Labor Day Cocktails!

It’s a holiday- and it’s the end of “summer” except we all know (at least here in California) we could have summer for another 2 months.
But for those of you who are already looking at weather changes, I want to give you some fun things to indulge in for cocktails. I know that I tossed you a couple of cocktails yesterday but I gave you a ton of great treats to make as well. So make sure you did make something or create a riff off those items and start ordering those specific items because they will reappear back in the blog in fall posts about cocktails, food and treats.

So now you have a bonanza of cocktails that you can make right now. Hit the store quickly and here’s the first one which is easy, breezy and you hopefully will have seen this on youtube or TV.

Sauza Refreshing Margarita- The Refreshing Lifeguard

FYI: for those who think this guy looks familiar, he should be. It’s Anderson Davis who was featured here on this blog in a podcast and I featured a slew of his videos on that post- just not this one! (Do listen to the podcast. He’s funny, interesting and shares a fair amount about himself).

HINT Water is a beverage that I found out about a L O N G time ago. I was around when it first launched and it was amazing then and even better now. When I asked them about some cocktails for Labor Day, they were very happy to share a couple of recipes!!

hintberry margarita

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Serves: 2
It’s time to relax and kick off your shoes with this crisp fruity cocktail!
Ingredients:
• 1 blackberry hint water

• 1 cup raspberries (save a few for garnish)

• 3 ounces blueberry vodka

• Ice
Directions:

• Add ice, blackberry hint water, raspberries, and blueberry vodka to a blender

• Blend until desired consistency

• Garnish with raspberries (optional)

• Serve in a margarita glass and enjoy!

Nutrition per serving (1/2 recipe): 129 calories, 0 grams fat, 8 grams of carbohydrate, 8 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugar, 1 gram protein

Watermelon Mojito Serves: 1
Not only is this mojito tongue-tantalizingly good, it’s waistline friendly, delicious, and gives a refreshing twist on the classical mojito!

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Ingredients

 Ice

1.5 ounces rum

 2 ounces club soda

 3 ounces Watermelon hint

 10 mint sprigs

 1 lime

 Watermelon slice (for garnish)

Directions
• In a cool tall glass, gently crush mint leaves and add lime juice from one lime.

• Fill glass with ice.

• Add rum, club soda, and watermelon hint water and stir well.

• Garnish with a watermelon wedge, a few sprigs of mint and enjoy.

Nutrition per serving: 103 calories, 0 grams fat, 2.3 grams of carbohydrate, 0 grams of fiber, 0.5 grams of sugar, 0 gram protein

DEWARS Highlander Honey is an amazing spirit and something that you should be playing with not only as a cocktail but in cooking and also with hot drinks as well.

DEWAR’S Honeysuckle Sour

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1.5 oz. DEWAR’S Highlander Honey

.5 oz. Cointreau

.5 oz. fresh lemon

.5 oz. fresh orange juice

1 bar spoon simple syrup

Method: Shake DEWAR’S Highlander Honey with fresh lemon, fresh orange juice and one bar spoons of simple syrup.

Honey Apple Highball

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1.5 oz. DEWAR‍’S Highlander Honey

2 oz. pressed apple

1 wedge fresh lime

Top with Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer

Method: Squeeze wedge of lime over cubed ice in a small tumbler glass, add DEWAR’S Highlander Honey and press apple juice and top with Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer.

Kevita is a new beverage out that is perfect by itself or also as a base for cocktails.

Here are two cocktails that really just require a glass, Kevita, a shaker, ice and some spirits.

The Kevita Mojita

Here’s the basic recipe:

Kevita Mojita

Mojita

Ice

mint

Rum (Try Cruzan Spiced or Bacardi flavored Rum)

Whatever flavor of rum, you might want to snag some of that fruit and muddle them in a shaker with the mint and pour in the Kevita and shake well.

Pour into a tall glass and garnish with mint leaves.

Kevita Lemon Pepper Splash!

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Kevita Lemon Pepper

Lemon — sliced and also some squeezed for juice

Vodka– lemon/citron or pepper-flavored vodka. The choice will change up the tang and zip of this cocktail

Ice

Add Ice, Vodka, Kevita along with the lemon juice (1 Tsp) to a shaker and shake briskly till it’s really cold!

Pour over rocks into a tall highball glass and garnish with lemon slices.

Have a great Labor Day!!

Stevie Wilson,
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