If you’re having a party on the Labor Day long weekend then we don’t need to tell you that you have taken on a great responsibility. This is the last long weekend of the summer. Labor Day is everyone’s last opportunity to wear flip flops before they trade them in for close toed shoes or, even worse, boots. Of course, this doesn’t apply as much if you live in one of those beautiful places where Canadians and migratory birds go in the fall.
Having some great drink recipes ready to go for your Labor Day long weekend party is your number one priority for throwing a Labor Day bash that will make people forget the weather is about to get so cold it could literally kill them. Here are some of our suggestions to serve at your Labor Day get-together:
Passionate Tequila Sunrise
Instead of giving summer a tearful goodbye, why not celebrate everything awesome about summer? This tasty twist on the classic Tequila Sunrise is like what it would taste like if you could distill sunshine and add booze.
Make a Tequila Sunrise (tequila, orange juice, and grenadine) but add a splash of passion fruit syrup to give it a flavorful twist. You could also sing the Eagle’s classic song, Tequila Sunrise, but then you’ll realize that is kind of a depressing song and not fit for an upbeat Labor Day party at all. If tequila isn’t your kind of drink, try substituting rum instead. Now you’ll feel like you’re sitting on a beach in the Caribbean.
Secret Sweet Tea Recipe
Nothing says summer like sweet tea. Nothing says party like whiskey. Combining the two only makes sense. You’ll want to make a big jug of this because once people have a sip they’re going to want a whole lot more. First, make the sweet tea. If you’re lazy then you can make some store-bought iced tea crystals. We don’t judge around here. Now, add some soda water, lemon juice, ginger syrup, and whiskey. Start with a small amount of whiskey and work your way up from there based on taste. Serve over ice with a slice of lemon and you have a sweet tea beverage perfect for your Labor Day party. If you’re not a big fan of whiskeys like Jack Daniels: try a Canadian Whiskey. They aren’t aged as long and should taste a little sweeter - perfect for this recipe.
Don’t whine about the end of summer… Wine about it! Also… Don’t tell that joke at parties unless you enjoy uncomfortable silence. This cool, blended beverage is the perfect summer patio drink. In a blender, blend together some pineapple juice, pineapple chunks, and a splash of ginger syrup. You can leave this in your fridge until party time. Once your guests arrive, add a bottle of prosecco. The result is a refreshing, bubbly punch! The best part about this recipe is that you can add whatever you want to make it your own. Experiment and have fun!
This Isn’t Goodbye Forever, Just Goodbye For Now
Summer isn’t going away forever. It will be back next year - same time as always. Yes, the winter months can feel long and never ending but there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Make sure you give summer a proper send off with drinks that will have your guests talking until the snow melts!