It’s time for your last summer hurrah. As you toast to the end of the season, enjoy one of these eight Labor Day weekend libations.
1. Classic Red Sangria:
Directions: Combine the sliced fruit, brandy and triple sec in a pitcher. Add Riunite Lambrusco, orange juice and lemon-lime soda.
2. The Marguerite:
Directions: Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled Old Fashioned glass. Top with soda water and garnish with a grapefruit twist.
3. Grilled Peach Old Fashioned:
Directions: 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 in a rocks glass and garnish with a grilled peach slice.
4. Hardly Workin’:
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
5. Courvoisier Sparkling Sangria:
Directions: Thinly slice peaches. Cut the grapes in half. Put sliced fruit in a pitcher with Courvoisier, peach liqueur and grape juice. Let sit in the fridge for 1 to 3 hours. Immediately before serving, pour 2 bottles of Prosecco and stir. Serve over ice.
6. Summer’s Kiss Goodbye:
Directions: Pour all ingredients except club soda over ice. Muddle strawberries and top with club soda.
7. Pinnacle Sweet Orange Getaway:
Directions: Shake vodka and pineapple juice with ice and pour over the grenadine in a chilled glass. Garnish with a cheery and orange wheel.
8. Manzanilla Punch:
Directions: Assemble all ingredients in a punch bowl. Garnish with lemon wheels and mint, add large ice cubes to dilute.