Delicious Labor Day Weekend Cocktails

Nothing says reason to celebrate like a long weekend, right? Make sure you celebrate right with these delicious drinks. Cheers!

1. Labor Day Cocktails: Godiva Chocolate Pomegranate Twist

Godiva Chocolate Pomegranate Twist

Ingredients:

1 1/2 ounces Godiva Chocolate or Chocolate Raspberry Infused Vodka

3/4 ounces pomegranate juice

Directions:

Combine Godiva Chocolate or Chocolate Raspberry Infused Vodka and pomegranate juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Makes one drink. 


2. Labor Day Cocktails: Godiva Coco Razzle Tea

Godiva Coco Razzle Tea

Ingredients:

1 1/2 ounces Godiva Chocolate Raspberry Infused Vodka

3 ounces iced tea

3 to 4 lemon wedges for garnish

Directions:

Combine Godiva Chocolate Raspberry Infused Vodka and iced tea in a cocktail shaker with ice.

Shake well and strain into a highball glass over ice.

Garnish with lemon wedges. Makes one drink. 


3. Labor Day Cocktails: Toes in the SANDgria

Toes in the SANDgria

Ingredients:

1 bottle of Barefoot Riesling

1 red apple, cut into chunks

1 cup pineapple, cut into chunks

1 12 oz. can of lemon-lime soda

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a pitcher, except the lemon-lime soda.

Let it sit for at least an hour, covered and refrigerated.

Prior to serving, pour contents into individual wine glasses.

Top with ice and lemon-lime soda (about 1 oz.)

Stir and serve. Serves six. 


4. Labor Day Cocktails: Zacapa Daiquiri

Zacapa Daiquiri

Ingredients:

1 1/2 ounces Zacapa 23 Rum

1 barspoon caster sugar

1/2 ounce lime juice

Lime wedge for garnish

Directions:

Combine Zacapa 23 Rum, caster sugar, and lime juice into a cocktail shaker.

Shake well. Pour into a cocktail glass.

Garnish with lime wedge.  Makes on drink. 


5. Labor Day Cocktails: Zacapa Dark & Stormy

Zacapa Dark & Stormy

Ingredients:

1 1/2 ounces Zacapa Rum 23

3 ounces Ginger Beer

Lime wedge for garnish

Directions:

Combine Zacapa Rum 23 and Ginger Beer over ice in a Collins Glass. 

Garnish with a lime wedge. Makes one drink. 


6. Labor Day Cocktails: Sunny September Cocktail

Sunny September Cocktail

Ingredients:

1 ½ oz rum

Juice of half a small lime 

5 mint leaves

2 oz Cascal Bright Citrus Soda

Directions:

Tear up the mint and throw into bottom of a mixing glass. Add rum and lime juice and shake hard with ice. Pour in Cascal Bright Citrus Soda and stir gently. Strain into Cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime twist or lemongrass stalk if available.


7. Labor Day Cocktails: Mochaccino Meltdown

Mochaccino Meltdown

Ingredients:

Ice

10oz Blood Orange Infused Vodka 
 

1/6 oz Simple Syrup

½ can of illy issimo Mochaccino

Directions:

Fill the cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add vodka, simple syrup, and illy issimo mochaccino and shake hard with ice. Pour into glass and strain the ice. Garnish with a slice of orange.


8. Labor Day Cocktails: The Prosecco Smoothie

The Prosecco Smoothie

Ingredients:

16 oz chilled Ruffino Prosecco (or similar bubbly)

2 cups plain or fruit-flavored yogurt

4 cups chopped fresh blueberries and strawberries

Fruit or mint for garnish

Directions:

Combine yogurt and fruit in a blender; process until smooth 

Pour mixture into glasses, filling 3/4 full.

Top off with Ruffino Prosecco.

Gently stir to combine. Garnish with mint sprig or fruit slice. Makes 4 drinks. 


9. Labor Day Cocktails: Sweet White Peach Mint Sangria

Sweet White Peach Mint Sangria

Ingredients:

1 bottle Woodbridge Sweet White Wine (or similar), chilled

1 bunch fresh mint

2/3 cup Elderflower Liqueur

1.5 cups diced white peaches (about two)

Seltzer Water (to taste)

Directions:

In a large pitcher combine sliced white peaches, fresh mint and elderflower liqueur. Mix with wooden spoon and add full bottle of chilled Woodbridge Sweet White Wine. Place in refrigerator to let Sangria set for at least 30 minutes, and up to 3 hours as desired.

To serve add seltzer, gently stir and pour in to glasses. Makes 6 drinks.