Cocktails for the Day AFTER a Super -Steamy, Super -Hot Labor Day Weekend!
Here in California, it has been a maddening 10 days of crazy weather! High temperatures were scorching California residents up and down the coast from Napa to San Diego and beyond. The humidity would not die and the stickiness factor made the weather and the week nearly unbearable. The interior had it worse with hot temps along with thunder storms.
It looks like the weather might have changed today. For the first day in almost 2 weeks, the weather was about 80 degrees (in my back yard). The fragile whisper of a breeze cooled it off even more. I know others had it even worse across the US.
While the weather shifted in a major way here in Los Angeles about 3 PM today, it seemed to me that these cocktails would be a great refresher tomorrow night- the first full working day after Labor Day.
The cocktails featured below should be pretty easy to whip up and they will be REALLY yummy! They feature light textures and fruit flavors which will fit in perfectly to the post-Labor Day “readjustment” period we will all have to deal with !
Created by Santina
Add frozen Aperol to pitcher and top with Prosecco and soda water
Stir to blend and pour into balloon wine glasses
Garnish with orange wheel and mint sprig
Green With Envy
3 ounces Natura Chardonnay
4 ounces Green Tea
1 1/4 ounce Cucumber Syrup*
1/2 ounce Lillet
1/2 ounce Lime Juice
1 Cucumber, ribboned
2 Mint Sprigs, to garnish
Combine Chardonnay, green tea, Cucumber syrup, Lillet and lime juice into a Collins glass.
Fill with ice and garnish with a cucumber ribbon inside the glass and mint sprig on top.
Juice 1 cucumber and combine 16 ounces with equal parts simple syrup.
Wet Hot American Summer Ale-tail
Created by Natasha David
3 oz Sam Adams Summer Ale
1.5 oz Mezcal (preferably Del Maguey Vida Mezcal)
0.75 oz Lime Juice
0.5 oz Ginger Syrup (Can be substituted for simple syrup)
1 whole strawberry
2 slices of Jalapeño
In a shaker, muddle the Strawberry and Jalapeño slices.
Add the rest of the ingredients.
Shake with ice and strain into a highball glass with ice.
Top with 3 oz of Sam Adams Summer Ale.
Garnish with a Lime wedge.
Have a great week. Please drink responsibly!
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