Labor Day is one of my favorite holidays. For starters, it usually occurs on or around my birthday, which is an added party bonus. It also ushers in my most coveted season of all, autumn. It signifies that summer is coming to an end and soon, pumpkins, Fall leaves, and cooler temps will be entering our landscape. It’s the most wonderful time of the year (IMO).
Of course celebrating oftentimes includes a little spirits. A well-made adult beverage is par for the course, and since the fab folk at Ketel One sent me a few Labor Day cocktail recipes, I thought I would share them with you.
If you are attending a soiree, BBQ, or house party shindig, these recipes will come in handy.
Without further adieu…:
Ketel One Summer Breeze
1 ½ oz. Ketel One Oranje®
1 ½ oz. fresh orange juice
1 ½ oz. cranberry juice
Build in a rocks glass over ice. Stir. Garnish with an orange wedge.
Ketel One Aperivito Especial
1.5 oz. Ketel One Oranje
.75 oz. Aperol
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 oz. fresh orange juice
.25 oz. honey
Combine first five ingredients in a mixing glass. Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Top with Prosecco. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
Ketel One Cucumber Cooler
1.5 oz. Ketel One Citroen
3 slices cucumber (seedless)
.5 oz. fresh lime juice
Combine first three ingredients in a mixing glass. Shake vigorously with ice and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with a cucumber slice.
Ketel One PK
1 oz. Ketel One Vodka
.5 oz. Pimms No. 1
1 dash Angostura bitters
3 cucumber slices
Place two cucumber slices at the bottom of a Collins glass. Top with ice. Add Ketel One Vodka, Pimms No. 1 and Angostura bitters. Top with lemon-lime soda. Stir. Garnish with remaining cucumber slice.
Ketel One Citroen Fizz
1.5 oz. Ketel One Citroen
.75 oz. fresh lemon juice
.5 oz. simple syrup
Build in a Collins glass over ice. Top with club soda. Stir. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
I hope you have an awesome and safe Labor Day. See below for more Labor Day posts:
10 Things You Need to Do Labor Day Weekend
Holiday Fab: Celebrate Labor Day with Cocktails and Ribs
I’ve seen a few cucumber vodka drinks when my husband watches Food Network etc. It makes me want to try, but I wonder if it’ll taste weird. We have a cucumber in the fridge, so I may be a little adventurous this weekend since we are staying close to home.
The Cubicle Chick says
Cucumber drinks are an acquired taste. I know a lot of spas use cucumber and mint water as refreshment, and I love it. I’ve had a few cucumber drinks with alchohol and they are hit or miss. This recipe looks good though. Will be trying it this weekend 🙂