Labor Day is the one day a year that we as Americans take the time to honor all of the hard workers in the nation. There is no better way to celebrate than to sit back, relax, and raise a toast with a nice, cold drink at hand. The best labor day drinks must be tasty, refreshing, and festive. Luckily, I have gathered a list of the 8 best labor day drinks to serve to guests that fit all of those categories!
1. Blue Cocktail
Topping the list is this blue cocktail. It is simple to make and exudes patriotism. Merely mix together 3 oz of Ginger ale, 1/2 an ounce of Coconut rum, and 2 oz of blue Curacoa and you have yourself a great tasting drink that is sure to leave you feeling good. Pierce a marachino cherry onto a toothpick and place it into the drink for an added bit of sweetness and labor-day spirit!
2. Watermelon Cocktail
In the mood for something fruity that will be sure to cool you down in this hot weather? Then a watermelon cocktail is just the thing for you! To make this, just blend together 8 cups of chilled watermelon, 12 oz of coconut water, and 4 tbsp of fresh lime juice. Then, pour the mixture into a pitcher and add in your citrus-flavored vodka of choice. Garnish with a hint of mint for added flair and flavor!
3. Spiked Blueberry Lemonade
A classic go-to drink that all of us tend to crave when the weather goes up is lemonade. This twist on lemonade will be sure to please your guests. A mature spin on a childhood steeple, this spiked blueberry lemonade is one of the best labor day drinks around. Simply take a glass and throw in 1 generous tbsp of blueberry compote (or blueberry pie filling) and mix it with 2 parts lemonade and 1 part vodka. Add in some cubes of ice and a lemon slice and voila – a perfect, sweet drink all guests are sure to enjoy!
4. Summertime Spice
For those who prefer a drink full of spice rather than sweetness, the Summertime Spice drink is a dream come true. It is considered one of the best labor day drinks due to its extensive flavor profile. Many times, people choose to serve spice-drinks exclusively within the cooler the months because they fear that it will make guests feel too warm if served in the warm weather, but this drink is able to serve spice whilst being refreshing too. To prepare, shake up 1.5 oz of Casamigos Blanco tequila, 0.75 oz of Ancho Reyes, 0.75 oz of lemon juice, and .25 oz agave syrup in a shaker and pour the mixture into a glass of ice. Garnish with a lemon twist to make this drink even more refreshing.
5. Aloe Mojito
Of this entire list of best labor day drinks, this low-calorie aloe mojito is particularly best suited for guests that are more health-conscious. If you are trying to celebrate labor day and want to feel guilt-free from all of the drinks you are sure to be drinking then look no further, I have the perfect solution! Pour 1 oz of Casamigos Tequila, 2 oz of a drinking-mix called dirty lemon+aloe, 1 lime cut into wedges, and 1 mint sprig into a shake and shake well. Pour over ice and serve with a lime wedge. As an added health bonus, the dirty lemon+aloe drink-mix is known to hydrate your skin from the inside-out! With a drink this guilt-free, who could help but knock back more than one.
6. The Jojo
Arguably, the most popular fruit out there is strawberry and because of that, this drink makes the list of best labor day drinks. The Jojo is delightful, delicious, and simple to make. Muddle a strawberry and pour in 2 oz of ELYX Vodka, 0.25 oz St.Germain, 0.5 oz lemon juice, and 0.75 oz Simple Syrup into a shaker. Shake it up and pour it into a glass of ice. Place a sliced strawberry onto the rim of the glass to complete it.
7. Patriotic Popsicle Champagne
You know why rootbeer floats are such a hit? It’s because you are taking two already great things and somehow making it better by combining them. The Patriotic Popsicle Champagne is one of the best labor day drinks because it emmulates that same kind of “mixing-magic.” This drink is ridiculously easy to make since all you have to do is pour your champagne of choice into glass and then stick one of those red, white, and blue popsicles from your childhood into it. This dessert-drink is nostalgic and is sure to get everyone feeling extra patriotic.
8. Labor Day Jello Shots
Last, but certainly not least, are these labor day jello shots. This drink is one of the best labor day drinks to kickstart a party! Not only will this drink taste great, but it is sure to make you feel great too. The labor day jello shots take a little time to make, however, it is super simple and totally worth it. All you need is red, white, and blue jello packets, some water, and some vodka! To start, pour the Berry Blue gelatin in a bowl, add 1 cup of boiling water, and wait for it to completely dissolve. Then, stir in as much vodka as you want, let the mixture cool for 5 minutes, pour it 1/3 of the way into a shot glass, and wait for it to completely solidify. This takes approximately 1 hour. Repeat the same steps for the white, unflavored gelatin and then the strawberry or cherry gelatin.
These are the best labor day drinks that are sure to have your guests talking the next day. Everyone will be gushing over how these drinks were the best labor drinks they have ever tasted! Which drink will you serve this labor day? Let us know in the comments! Also, be sure to tell us all about the amazing reactions will surely get!
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Hello! My name is Sara Bowers and I am a Senior at Azusa Pacific University where I am double majoring in Allied Health and Honors Humanities and minoring in Psychology. As a young girl, I loved to write and English became my favorite subject very quickly. The sciences also intrigued me and I was often told to choose one path, but I did not want to sacrifice either of my passions. It turns out I didn't have to and thanks to the many novels read in my Humanities courses and the writing prompts I tackled alongside them, my love of writing was further affirmed and I grew more confident that I made the correct decision in pursuing both paths. I have a heart for helping people by any means necessary, so if that means helping someone with a physical ailment, informing someone of the best places to eat, or giving tips to calm anxiety, I am all for it. So, there you have it - that's me! Thank you for taking the time out of your day to get to know me a little bit! I hope you stop by and check out more of my articles in the future!