2014 Recipe File: Palpable Labor Day Cocktails

The first Monday in September is the working man’s favorite holiday! Labor Day is a day to honor the men and woman in our country who take care of their families and themselves by logging hours at their jobs all year long. Nightclub & Bar has gathered several palpable recipes that are sure to entice customers to reward themselves on this special holiday.

And for the bar professional, while there is no rest for the wicked, be sure to take a break for a cocktail to appreciate yourself and all that you have built. After all, this day is in honor of you!

Bitter Summer Zapatista
Created by Borys Saciuk of 15 Romolo in San Francisco

1 1/2 oz. Cabo Wabo Reposado Tequila
3/4 oz. Campari
3/4 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice
1/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1 tbsp. Agave Nectar
Fresh Egg White
Pinch of Indonesian Pepper

Beginning with Agave Nectar and pepper, combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice into tall glass. Garnish with long grapefruit peel.

Bitter Summer Zapatista with Cabo Wabo Tequila

Bohemia Limeaid
Created by Herradura Silver

1 1/2 oz. Herradura Silver
1/4 oz. triple sec
1 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. agave syrup
1 oz. Bohemia 

Mix all ingredients together and stir without ice. Pour over ice and garnish with a lime wheel.

Herradura Silver Bohemia Limeaid

Cutty Sark Sour
Created by Cutty Sark Prohibition Ediiton

2 oz. Cutty Sark Prohibition Ediiton
3/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
3/4 oz. Simple Syrup
Soda Water

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain in to a Collins glass over fresh ice. Top with soda water and garnish with a lemon wheel

Cutty Sark Prohibition Ediiton

The Porch Sipper
Created by Smirnoff Vodka

1.5 oz. Smirnoff Sorbet Light Summer Strawberry
3 oz. Diet citrus soda
Garnish with a Squeeze of lemon

Build in glass over ice and serve.

Porch Sipper with Smirnoff Vodka

Laphroaig Suntanned Scotsman
Created by Laphroaig

1.5 oz. Laphroaig 10-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
1.5 oz. Pineapple Juice
1.5 oz. Cranberry Juice

Build over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a slice of pineapple on the rim.

Laphroaig Suntanned Scotsman

Hemingway Daiquiri
Created by Caliche Rum

2 oz. Caliche Rum
1/2 oz. maraschino liqueur
1/2 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
3/4 oz. lime juice

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into a rocks glass.

Hemingway Daiquiri with Caliche Rum

Spiced Cran Cooler
Created by Malibu Rum

1 1/2 oz. Malibu Island Spiced
3 oz. soda water
1 oz. cranberry juice

Build ingredients over ice in a Collins glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Malibu Rum Spiced Cran Cooler

Rise & Shine
Created by Martini Asti      

1 oz. Grey Goose L’Orange Vodka
1/2 part Orange Juice
1/2 part Lemon Juice
1 1/2 oz. Pomegranate Juice

Combine vodka, orange juice, lemon juice, pomegranate juice and ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into a flute. Top with Martini Asti.

Rise and Shine with Grey Goose L'Orange Vodka

Black Cherry American Dream
Created by Effen Vodka

1 1/2 oz. Effen Black Cherry Vodka
3/4 oz. Dekuyper Peachtree Schnapps Liqueur
1 1/2 oz. Organic Apple Juice
1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
3 Basil Leaves
In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients and shake with ice.  Strain into a tall glass over ice.  Garnish with cherry and peach slice.

Black Cherry American Dream with Effen Vodka

Cutty Sark Pear Cooler
Created by Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition

1 1/2 oz. Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition
1/4 oz. Lemon Juice
1/4 oz. Honey
2 oz. Ginger Beer
1/8th of a ripe Pear

In a mixing tin, muddle the pear with honey and lemon. Add the whisky and shake. Double strain over fresh ice into a Collins glass.  Top with ginger beer and garnish with a pear slice.

Pear Cooler Cutty Sark

Kahlúa Root Beer Float
Created by Kahlúa

2 oz. Kahlúa
3 oz. premium root beer
Vanilla ice cream optional

Build over ice. Stir and serve.

Kahlua Root Beer Float



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