The end of summer is upon us, signaled once again by the extended Labor Day weekend — one final summer holiday to salute and celebrate those who work hard throughout the year and to welcome in the upcoming fall season. It’s been a fantastic summer, so here’s a few of the more interesting submissions we’ve received, compiled for your consideration and usage. Safe travels during this holiday season!
Earl of Paradise Punch
3 parts Malibu rum
2 parts apple juice
4 parts chilled Earl Grey tea
1 part fresh lime juice
½ part simple syrup
Muddle the raspberries with syrup and then add the rest of the ingredients. Chill by stirring on ice and garnish with mint and citrus wheels.
Red Sunrise Punch
1 part (50-60 ml) Malibu Red
2/5 parts (20 ml) fresh lime juice
3/5 parts (30 ml) fresh pink grapefruit juice
2/5 parts (20 ml) raspberry syrup
A dash (5 ml) of Pernod Ricard Absinthe
Stir all the ingredients on ice in a rock glass. Top with a dash of absinthe.
Ketel One PK
1 oz. Ketel One Vodka
.5 oz. Pimms No. 1
1 dash Angostura bitters
3 cucumber slices
Place two cucumber slices at the bottom of a Collins glass. Top with ice. Add Ketel One Vodka, Pimms No. 1, and Angostura bitters. Top with lemon-lime soda. Stir. Garnish with remaining cucumber slice.
1 ½ oz. Ungava Gin
1 oz. lemon juice
½ oz. simple syrup
3 oz. soda water
Orange zest and cherries for garnish
Add Ungava Gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a tall glass and top with soda water. Garnish with orange zest and cherries and serve.
1 oz. Lucid Absinthe
2/3 oz. triple sec
Dash of Monin Sirop de Framboise
6-8 fresh raspberries
Juice from 1/2 lime
Muddle raspberries, Monin Framboise, and juice from half the lime in a cocktail shaker. Top with ice,Lucid Absinthe, and triple sec. Shake and strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Top with Champagne and garnish with remaining fresh raspberries.