It's time to say goodbye to summer so get your cocktails ready and toast the warm weather away! Now for many that many not be a good thing, but fall is around the corner and who doesn't love the changing of the leaves and Starbucks pumpkin lattes? If you're ready to let summer go and plan on throwing a Labor Day bash, here are some great end of summer cocktails that you may want to try from Cruzan Rum, 2 GINGERS and Basil Hayden's.
Cruzan Summer's End
1 part Cruzan Estate Diamond® Dark Rum
1 part Cruzan Black Strap Rum
1 part Fresh Lime Juice
3/4 part Turbinado Syrup*
Combine all ingredients in a shaker over ice. Shake hard. Single strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with fresh grated Nutmeg.
*Turbinado Syrup Ingredients:
8 parts Hot Water
8 parts Turbinado Sugar
Combine 8 parts Hot Water and 8 parts Turbinado Sugar. Stir until Sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate. Will last for 30 days.
2 GINGERS® Irish Snapper
1.5 parts 2 GINGERS® Irish Whiskey
Small splash of peach liqueur
Top off with cranberry juice
Combine over ice.
Basil Hayden's Maple Sour
Created by Jason Stevens (Bottled in Bond Consulting, Austin TX)
1 ½ parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
¾ parts Tawny Port
¼ part Grade B Maple Syrup
½ part Lemon Juice
1 heavy dash Bittermen’s Molé Bitters
1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
2. Shake for 15 seconds and double strain into a double Old Fashioned glass with ice.
3. Garnish with a lemon wheel and a cherry.
Want some more great cocktail recipes? Just click through the list for more recipes from Cruzan Rum, Basil Hayden, 2 GINGERS and even a special recipe from Chef Michael Symon and Knob Creek! What are your plans for Labor Day? Leave a comment and let's talk!