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What To Mix Up For Your Labor Day Weekend Gatherings

Nicole Barylski

Black Box Wines Frosé. (Courtesy Photo)

It's time to say goodbye to another summer, but before you do, bid adieu to beach season by mixing up some delicious refreshments that are fit for any Labor Day weekend soiree.

Black Box Wines Frosé:

 • 4 cups frozen Black Box Wines Rosé
 • 1/4 cup Sugar
 • 1/3 cup Ice
 • 1 cup Strawberries, sliced
 • 5 Tbsp Lemon Juice
 • 5 mint Sprigs

Directions: Remove Rosé wine bag from box and place in freezer. Freeze bag for at least 6 hours prior to preparation. When ready to serve, blend all ingredients together until smooth. Garnish with strawberries and fresh mint. Serve and enjoy!

Summer Cup. (Courtesy Photo)

Summer Cup:

Keith's Nervous Breakdown Cocktail Mix Rum Punch. (Courtesy Photo)

 • 1 oz. Lillet Rose
 • 1/2 oz. Vodka
 • 1/2 oz. Strawberry and Rhubarb Syrup
 • Pinch of Salt
 • 1.5 oz. Watermelon Juice
 • 2 oz. Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé

Directions: Shake and strain on ice and top with 2 oz. Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé. Garnish with watermelon radish wheels.

Keith's Nervous Breakdown Cocktail Mix Rum Punch:

 • 3 oz. Keith's Nervous Breakdown Cocktail Mix Rum Punch Mix
 • 2 oz. White Rum
 • 1 oz. Dark Rum
 • Pineapple Slices, for garnish
 • Oranges Slices, for garnish
 • Strawberries, for garnish

Directions: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine 3oz. mix and 2oz. white rum,
shake and pour into glass, then top with 1oz of dark rum floater. Garnish with pineapple slices and oranges slices and strawberries.

The Centaur. (Courtesy Photo)

The Centaur:

 • 1 1/2 oz. Rémy Martin® V.S.O.P.
 • Ginger Ale
 • A dash of two of Angostura Bitters
 • Lemon Wedge, for garnish

Simple Margarita. (Courtesy Photo)

Directions: Pour Rémy Martin® V.S.O.P. into a wine glass over ice and top with Ginger Ale. Add a few drops of Angostura bitters (optional). Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Simple Margarita:

 • 1.5 oz. Tequila
 • 3 oz. Stirrings Simple Margarita Mix
 • Ice
 • Stirrings Margarita Rimmer, for garnish
 • Lime Slice, for garnish

Directions: Shake ingredients with ice, pour into a rimmed margarita glass or rocks glass. Add a lime slice, if desired.

Berry Simple Lemonade:

 • 2 oz of Simple Vodka
 • 5 oz of cold pressed lemonade
 • 4-5 fresh raspberries
 • 1 teaspoon of sugar or simple syrup (optional depending on sweetness preference)
 • 1 sprig of mint (for garnish)

Directions: In a shaker, muddle raspberries with sugar (or syrup). Add vodka and lemonade and shake until well mixed. Strain over a tall glass with ice. Garnish with a fresh raspberry and mint sprig. Pour into mason jar. Enjoy!

Berry Simple Lemonade. (Courtesy Photo)

Red River Punch:

Red River Punch. (Courtesy Photo)

 • 1.5 oz. Koskenkorva Vodka
 • .5 oz. Lemon Juice
 • .5 oz. Sugar Syrup
 • 4 pieces Raspberry
 • Egg White (optional)
 • Soda Water

Directions: Muddles raspberries in a shaker with liquids and add egg white. Shake vigorously with ice and double strain in a wine glass.

Amelia Bloomer: (Created by Cassandra Rosen)

 • Small Mint Sprig, muddled
 • 1 tsp Sugar
 • 3 oz. Club Soda
 • Juice of 1/2 a Lime
 • 2 oz. Mermaid Rum or Aged Rum
 • 2 oz. fresh pressed Apple Juice
 • Mint, for garnish
 • Lime, for garnish

Directions: Muddle mint with sugar in the bottom of a shaker. Add apple juice and lime juice. Stir. Add ice and rum, shake and strain into a glass filled with ice. Add club soda and stir gently. Garnish mint and lime.

Amelia Bloomer. (Courtesy Photo)

Clicquot Rich Rosé + Lime and Edible Rose Petals:

 • 5-6 large Ice Cubes
 • 2-3 zests of Lime
 • 4-5 edible Rose Petals
 • Veuve Clicquot Rich Rosé Champagne

Directions: Place 5 ice cubes in a large wine glass, add lime zests, sprinkle with edible rose petals, and finish with Veuve Clicquot Rich Rosé.

Clicquot Rich Rosé + Lime and Edible Rose Petals. (Courtesy Photo)

Rebel Rosé Cocktail:

 • 4 oz. Josh Cellars Rose
 • 1.5 oz. Redemption Bourbon
 • 1 oz. Licor 43
 • Grapefruit Juice
 • Grapefruit Peel, for garnish

Directions: Pour Josh Cellars Rosé, Redemption Bourbon and Licor 43 in a cocktail shaker and shake. Pour over ice and top with grapefruit juice. Garnish with a grapefruit peel and enjoy.

Rebel Rosé Cocktail. (Courtesy Photo)

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 NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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