8 Labor Day-Inspired Cocktails To Boost Your Menu, Sept. 3rd

Every holiday is an opportunity to boost sales. On-premise readers can benefit the first Monday in September by changing up their cocktail list to make customers feel a sense of occasion, as well as urgency. Nothing says “buy me” like an item that won’t be there tomorrow.

Here are 8 Labor Day-inspired cocktails that scream “Summer’s not over yet!”

Citrus Pomegranate Prosecco Punch

Ingredients:

  • ½ part orange juice
  • ½ part pink grapefruit juice
  • ¼ part pomegranate juice
  • 1 part Ruffino Prosecco, well chilled
  • Slices of assorted citrus and pomegranate seeds, to garnish

Method: In a large pitcher or punch bowl with plenty of ice combine the fruit juices. Pour the Ruffino Prosecco over top. Garnish generously with sliced citrus and pomegranate seeds. TIPS: For best flavour use freshly pressed juices as available. Ruffino Sparkling Rosé is a great choice for this recipe too.

Ease Up

Ingredients:

Method: Muddle cucumber with water and allow to sit overnight. Strain the water and then combine the liquid with equal parts sugar. Build in a highball glass, garnish with small watermelon cube and a cucumber slice on a skewer.

Frosecco Fiore

Ingredients:

Method: Mix all ingredients and pour into a frozen drink machine. Mix until frozen and pour in an oversized wine glass. Garnish with fresh lavender, elderflower and a lemon wheel.

Noble Punch

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Casa Noble Crystal Tequila
  • 0.5 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 0.75 oz simple syrup
  • Soda water
  • Dash bitters
  • Pineapple wedge

Method: Place Casa Noble, lime juice, pineapple juice, and simple syrup into shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into glass; top with soda and bitters. Garnish with pineapple wedge.

American Dream Punch

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts SVEDKA Vodka
  • ½ part Orange Curaçao
  • ½ part simple syrup
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • Dash grenadine

Method: Combine ingredients in a pitcher and top with ice. Garnish with blackberries and mint.

Bitter Pink Peach

Ingredients:

  • 1½ parts SVEDKA Peach
  • 1 part Campari
  • ¾ part fresh lemon juice
  • ½ part simple syrup
  • 3 grapes

Method: Muddle grapes in a cocktail shaker, add remaining ingredients, and shake well. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with grapes.

Kiwi Martini

Ingredients:

  • ½ of a kiwi fruit, skinned
  • ½ oz fresh lemon juice
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • ¾ oz vodka
  • 1 ½ oz Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
  • ½ oz pomegranate juice

Method: In the bottom of a mixing glass, muddle the kiwi in the lemon juice and simple syrup. Add remaining ingredients and shake well with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass (or over ice into a rocks glass). Garnish with a kiwi slice on rim of glass.

Servings: 1 martini

 

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