If you're looking to serve and enjoy an alcoholic beverage this Labor Day, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re a cocktail-making beginner or a veteran bartender, we have the perfect drink recipe for you. Here are four easy-to-make recipes perfect for any Labor Day party provided by Nicole Saj of Slim Lizzy’s Cocktails and Master Mixologist Bobby “G” Gleason of Beam Suntory.

Blueberry Cosmo

Blueberry Cosmo Slim Lizzy's Blueberry Cosmo cocktail. Photo: Slim Lizzy's Cocktail.

At just 80-calories per serving, Slim Lizzy’s decadent Blueberry Cosmo is sure to win over any Labor Day party guest looking to indulge without the guilt. 

Ingredients: 3 fresh blueberries, 1 orange wedge, 4-ounces of Slim Lizzy’s Cosmopolitan (find it in a store near you here) and 1-ounce of sparkling (dry for low calories/lower sugar content) wine. 

How to: To create this fruity beverage, start by muddling the fresh berries and orange wedge in a glass. Shake and then strain the Cosmo mixture over ice. Top the liquid off with the wine. If desired, garnish with a lime twist and skewered blueberries. 

“It’s simple, it's refreshing and it's something that has a lot of flavor,” Nicole Saj, the Director of On-Premise, told International Business Times about Slim Lizzy’s twist on the ready-to-drink beverage. “It will look like you spent a lot of time on it, but really, it's pretty simple.”

Watermelon Limeaide Margarita

Watermelon Limeaide Slim Lizzy's Watermelon Limeaide Margarita Photo: Slim Lizzy's Cocktails


Cool down your Labor Day party guests with Slim Lizzy's Watermelon and Limeaide Margarita.

Ingredients: 3 watermelon cubes, 2 lime wedges, .5-ounce agave nectar, 2-ounces of Slim Lizzy’s Margarita, and 1 ounce-of silver Tequila.

How to: Start by muddling the watermelon, lime juice and agave nectar in a glass. Combine and mix Lizzy’s Margarita and tequila before straining over ice. Top off the beverage with a lime wedge. Saj recommends serving the cocktail in a dispenser with a spout for self-serving.

“I think the Watermelon makes it nice and refreshing and a good end of summer drink,” Saj said.

Classic Rum Daiquiri

If you prefer not to spend your entire Labor Day party making drinks for guests, opt to make a pitcher of Gleason’s take on the traditional rum Daiquiri while also allowing your guests to add their own twist. 

Ingredients: 2 parts Cruzan Estate Aged Light Rum, 1 part Simple Syrup, 1 part freshly squeezed lime juice (juice or 1 to 2 limes).

How to: All you need to do to make a classic Daiquiri is to pour the rum, lime juice and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker. Shake the ingredients well and then strain and serve in a chilled glass. 

“Put it on your table in a pitcher and then surround it with different flavors of rum,” suggested Gleason, the official Master Mixologist at Beam. “It’s a really easy way of literally setting your guests up with thousands of different drink combinations.”

Pinnacle Star-Spangled Spritzer

To make this signature patriotic drink all you need is just four ingredients and four minutes of your time. 

Ingredients: 1 part Pinnacle Whipped Vodka (Pinnacle raspberry, blueberry, strawberry shortcake and vanilla flavors can also be used as a substitute.), 1 part DeKuyper Blue Curacao Liqueur, 1 part Grenadine and just a splash of Club Soda. 

How to: Easily create this red, white and blue treat by individually pouring each ingredient seperately into a glass. Add ice and fruit garnish for a special touch. 

Gleason recommends watching the how-to instructional video provided by Pinnacle above.