Celebrate Labor Day
weekend in the Hamptons with a toast to the last weekend of summer.
1. Ruby Sparkler:
Enjoy the spicy, red berry flavors of Fonseca BIN 27 Ruby Port
which are lifted by the Brut Sparkling Wine.
• 1 part Fonseca BIN 27 Ruby Port
• 2 parts Brut Sparkling Wine (well-chilled)
The Beach. (Courtesy Photo)
Pour Fonseca BIN 27 Ruby Port into a well-chilled Champagne flute and top with Brut Sparkling Wine. Garnish with a fresh blackberry or strawberry.
2. The Hamptons Rumor Mill:
Cherry cola soda fans try this Hamptons inspired cocktail.
• 1 Part Pinnacle
• 4 Parts Cola
Mix in a glass with ice and garnish with a cherry.
3. The Beach:
If you aren't ready to bid goodbye to summer, stop by The Point (697 Montauk Highway, 631-668-1500, www.montauksun.com
) in Montauk for this cocktail.
• 1.5 oz. Cayrum Rum
• 2.5 oz. Pineapple Juice
• Lime wedge
Fill a glass with ice, add a splash of soda, Cayrum, and pineapple juice. Stir, garnish with a lime wedge, and enjoy.
Ruby Sparkler and New Amsterdam Citron & Soda. (Courtesy Photo)
4. New Amsterdam Citron & Soda:
An easy to make low calorie option.
• 1.5 oz. New Amsterdam Citron Vodka
• 4 oz. Club Soda
• Lemon Wedge for garnish
Fill a rocks or highball glass to the rim with ice cubes. Pour New Amsterdam Citron Vodka and the soda water over the ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
5. Savannah Sparkling Soother:
Another sparkling option to celebrate summer.
• 2 parts Sauza
Sparkling Mango‐Peach Margarita
• 1⁄2 part DeKuyper
• Fill glass with Iced Tea
Build over ice in a Collins glass. Garnish with a peach wedge on the rim.
EFFEN Salted Caramel Popcorn Martini. (Courtesy Photo)
6. Kilbeggan Waterwheel:
Darren McGettigan, the resident mixologist at Bar Beoga of the Menlo Park Hotel in Galway, Ireland, created this summery and fruity drink.
• 1 1/4 Parts Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey
• 2 1/2 Parts pressed Apple Juice
• 1 1/4 Parts pressed Pineapple Juice
• 6 Fresh Blueberries
• 1 Dash of Cherry Bitters
• 1 Bar Spoon of White Sugar
In a Boston shaker, add blueberries and sugar, muddle hard. Fill the shaker with ice, and add all other ingredients. Shake well, and double strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Garnish with blueberries on a cocktail pick.
7. Effen Salted Caramel Popcorn Martini:
Something savory to sip on while enjoying the holiday.
Blueberry Breeze. (Courtesy Photo)
• 2 parts Effen Salted Caramel Vodka
• .25 Part Simple Syrup
• 5 Caramel Popcorn Kernels (popped)
• 3 Caramel Popcorn Kernels for garnish (popped)
In a mixing glass, muddle all ingredients except vodka. Add vodka and stir with ice. Strain into a chilled rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a skewer of 3 caramel popcorn kernels.
8. Blueberry Breeze:
Enjoy the last days of summer with a bit of fizz, fresh fruit and Framboise.
• Fresh Blueberries
• .25 oz. Simple Syrup
• Splash of Lemon Juice
• 1 oz. Sobieski Vodka
• .25 oz. Lucid Absinthe
• Massenez Framboise
• Ginger beer
• 1 Sugar Cube for garnish
Muddle fresh blueberries and add syrup, lemon juice, and vodka. Add ice, shake, and pour into highball glass. Drizzle Framboise and top with ginger beer. Garnish with one sugar cube.
Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com