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Perfect Labor Day weekend cocktails to end summer with a bang

Photo Source: Hangar 1

Photo Source: Hangar 1

What better time to enjoy a fantastic cocktail than Labor Day weekend? Whether you’re planning to simply relax or you rather celebrate the extended weekend by throwing a barbecue with a few guests, a chilled drink is the perfect way to top off the extra special holiday.

Take a look at these cocktail recipes that offer a splash of summer tastes combined with fall ingredients that will help you end the season on a high note.

Photo Source: 1800 Tequila

Photo Source: 1800 Tequila

The Marguerite

1/2 ounce 1800 Reposado
1 ounce fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce Fino Sherry
1/2 ounce Maraschino Liqueur

Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled old fashioned glass. Top with soda water and garnish with a grapefruit twist.

Photo Source: Hangar 1

Photo Source: Hangar 1

Celeste & Barlett

2 ounces Hangar 1 Straight Vodka
Muddled pear
3/4 ounce lemon
1/2 ounce fig shrub
1/2 ounce Black Tea Syrup

Shake all ingredients over ice. Strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with a slice of fresh pear.

Photo Source: Boodles Gin

Photo Source: Boodles Gin

Boodles + Tonic of Arabia

1 ounce Boodles Gin
2 ounces tonic water
Garnish with date.

Add ingredients to glass and stir. Garnish with date and serve.

Photo Source: Reserva de la Familia

Photo Source: Reserva de la Familia

Grilled Peach Old Fashioned

2 ounces Reserva de la Familia
3/4 ounce Carpano Antica
1 slice Fresh Yellow Peach
2 Italian Amarini Cherries (Luxardo)
2 cubes Demerara Sugar
3 dashes House Citrus Bitters
1 slice fresh grilled peach, garnish

In a mixing glass, muddle peach, cherries, sugar and bitters. Add Reserva de la Familia and Carpano Antica and stir to combine. Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass and garnish with a grilled peach slice.