Cocktail Recipes: Labor Day Edition

Enjoy Labor Day even more with these delicious drinks.

Gary Dudakby Gary Dudak

Of all the holidays that give us an excuse to gather with friends and family and party, Labor Day is probably the one we most deserve. That’s because Labor Day is the celebration of us, the workers in society. Granted, not everyone out there is actually working, but who cares? Let’s end summer the right way, shall we? Enjoy these delicious Labor Day cocktails from some of our friends in the spirits community.

LUCY JUNElucy june, brugal rum cocktail
Created by Danilo Bozovic, Macao NYC

2 oz. Brugal Extra Dry Rum
1.5 oz. Boiron Pear Puree
.75 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
.5 oz. Enriched Simple Syrup
3 Dashes of Dale DeGroff Pimento bitters

Shake first 4 ingredients together, strain over ice in a coupe glass. Garnish with 3 dashes of pimento bitters.

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hornitos iron clad paloma, tequila cocktail

2 parts Hornitos Plata Tequila
3/4 part Lime Juice
1 part Grapefruit Juice
1/2 part Agave Nectar
3 Raspberries
Soda Water

Pour all ingredients, except the soda water, into a shaker with ice. Shake and double strain into a pilsner glass filled with ice. Top with soda and garnish with a salted rim and lime wedge.

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montauk, gin cocktail
Created by Theo Lieberman, Milk & Honey
(Photo by Alice Gao)

1 oz. NOLET’S Silver Dry Gin
1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
1 oz. Dry Vermouth

Built in the glass over ice, serve with a twist of lemon.

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patron silver, patron cocktail

2 oz. Patrón Silver
Tonic Water (We recommend Q Tonic)
Lime Wedges

The quickest way to the ultimate in Labor Day relaxation, simply drop a couple of ice cubes in a glass, add the Patrón Silver and Q Tonic, then garnish with a lime or two.

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EFFORTLESeffortless labor day, rum cocktailS LABOR DAY

2 oz. Brugal Extra Dry
.5 oz. Simple Syrup
2 oz. Soda Water
2 slices of Cucumber (cubed)
2 slices of Lemon (cubed)
4 Basil Leaves

Muddle cucumber, lemon, basil and simple syrup. Add Brugal Extra Dry, shake and top with soda water.

hornitos toro margarita
2 parts Hornitos Plata Tequila
3/4 part John DeKuyper & Sons O3 Premium Orange Liqueur
1/2 part Lemon Juice
1/2 part Pineapple Juice
2 Pieces of Sage

Pour ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass with ice and garnish with the sage leaves.