The last unofficial weekend of the summer is here! What are your plans? If by any chance you’ll be hosting a farewell summer party, you’ll want a selection of bye-bye summer cocktails to make. Not sure what to make to celebrate this long weekend? I got you covered! Keep reading to find recipes for a tropical shot perfect to get the party started, a bubbly mixture to drink all day long, or a festive tequila cocktail to infuse the fun times even more.
Shot: Land of the Loco
Prefer a more enjoyable and sophisticated shot recipe over whatever liquor you have in hand poured into a shot glass? Your wish is my command. Get yourself a bottle of Captain Morgan LocoNut. It’s creamy, coconut-y, and perfect to drink on its own as a shot. You can also amp the festiveness by creating the Land of the Loco shot. Another alternative? The Painkiller
0.5 oz. Captain Morgan LocoNut
0.5 oz. Grenadine
0.5 oz. Blue Curaçao
To mix one up for yourself or a fellow Hautie, start by adding 0.5 oz of grenadine into a shot glass. Then slowly pour 0.5 oz Captain Morgan LocoNut over the back of a spoon. Top it off by slowly pouring 0.5 oz blue curaçao over a spoon, and enjoy!
Bubbly: Angry Firework
Fireworks or no fireworks this long Labor Day weekend, this cocktail will keep you refreshed, happy, and at peace with the fact that fall is on its way. The mix of apple cider with the sweetness of the fruity liqueurs will complement the sparkles in the sky perfectly. Another alternative? Miss American Pie
Angry Orchard Crisp Apple
1 oz. Blue Curaçao
1 oz. Raspberry Schnapps
In a pint glass, combine 1 oz blue curaçao and 1 oz raspberry schnapps over ice. Fill with Angry Orchard Crisp Apple. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Festive: Sangre de Mayo Elder Punch
Yes, May has come and gone. Summer… came and is about to bid adieu as well. Take the vivid season in and fill yourself with its energy until it comes back next year with this tequila cocktail. Love the use of blood orange and strawberry in it! It’s like drinking Bloody Mary’s sweet cousin. Make it in drink dispenser for the entire party! Another alternative? Spicy Blood Orange Teresita
60 oz. Cazadores Reposado
7.5 oz. Agave Syrup
90 oz. Blood Orange & Strawberry Juice
Mix all ingredients in a drink dispenser, pour yourself some over ice, and cheers!
Hope you all have a fun and safe Labor Day weekend!