Super Recipes for Great Sips for Labor Day and Summer-y Weekends!

In case you are tired of brews and basic cocktails, I am here to share an array of fun and unusual cocktails that will make your friends think you are a mixologist!

Frozen Strawberry Negroni
Created by Jeremy Ortel, Donna (Brooklyn)

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Ingredients:
1 oz. Campari
1 oz. Bulldog Gin
1 oz. Cinzano 1757 Sweet Vermouth
.75 oz. Orange Juice
.5 oz. Simple
1 Strawberry

Method:
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Garnish with a strawberry and orange slice.

 

NOLET’S Silver Peach Lemonade Punch

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Ingredients:
750 ml NOLET’S Silver Dry Gin
2.25 L Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
375 ml Elderflower Liqueur
2 Bags Frozen Peaches

Method:
Mix all ingredients in a pitcher or infusion jar and stir.
Serve over ice in a highball glass and garnish with a peach slice or raspberry skewer.
Red, White and True Martini

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Ingredients:
3 oz. elit Vodka
Garnish of raspberry, blueberry and pearl onion
Method:
Pour elit into a mixing glass and stir with ice.
Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a raspberry, blueberry and pearl onion.
Jagermule Punch
Created by Flinn Pomroy, Sweetwater Social

 

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Ingredients:
125 oz Jagermeister
42.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
37.5 oz Ginger Syrup
35 oz Bigelow Orange & Spice Tea
60 oz Soda Water (add to taste)
2 whole oranges sliced into very thin discs.
There is little to no prep involved with this recipe.

Method:
• Combine Jägermeister, Lime Juice, and Ginger Syrup in punch bowl.
• Bring 5 cups of water to a boil and add 5 tea bags of Bigelow Orange & Spice.
• Remove water from heat and allow to steep for 6 minutes
(You will have more tea brewed than you are actually going to use.)
• Add 35oz of Bigelow Orange and Spice tea to the punch bowl.
• Stir punch vigorously.
• Add soda to taste.
• Top entire punch with sliced orange discs.
• Serve over ice in traditional Mule Tins or in another receptacle of your choosing.
• Garnish with orange wheels – and enjoy responsibly.
Drink Italian: Cynar Julep:

 

Cynar-Julep-(Dante)

 

 

Ingredients:
2 oz. Cynar
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
1/2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
2 oz. Soda Water
12 Mint Leaves

Method:
In a tall glass, add mint and all ingredients except soda water and bitters.
Gently muddle, add ice, then soda and top with bitters.

 

 

These tasty sips are easy to make and   can be easily  mixed up as a pitcher drink.  It’s a great way to celebrate the Labor Day weekend or any other event that you have!

 

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

 

 

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