10 High-Spirited Mixed Drinks for Labor Day

Imbibe on Labor Day with these festive cocktails, ranging from red to white to blue.

Everyone looks forward to a good barbecue on Labor Day, but we all know we’re anticipating a great summer cocktail to go along with it. Here are ten colorful, festive, and delicious mixed drinks that’ll give you that classic late summer taste you’re thinking of.

10 High-Spirited Mixed Drinks for Labor DayBob Vivant

Thai Basil Watermelon Margaritas

Margaritas are a timeless go-to. This particular Margarita experiments with fresh watermelon and fragrant basil. The recipe incorporates the seasonal fruit, a vibrant color, and a creative aesthetic with lime wedges and balls of watermelon. Get the recipe here to try it out.

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Ginger Beer Mojitos

Try flavors you normally wouldn’t. Ginger beer is introduced to this original cocktail. The aura of ginger contributes its unique spice, while the carbonation compliments the rum and lime. Click here for the recipe.

10 High-Spirited Mixed Drinks for Labor DayMaureen Petrosky

Blueberry Lavender Vodka Spritzer

Delightful colors and tastes are presented in this cocktail with blueberries and lavender. This light spritzer only takes a short time to make. To indulge your senses, click here for the recipe.

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Cherry Sangria

Switch up the fruits you add to your sangria. This drink takes advantage of the season; it’s filled with plump cherries and sprinkled with citrus notes. The orange, lemon, and lime flavors give you that genuine sangria foundation. Find the recipe here.

10 High-Spirited Mixed Drinks for Labor DayKrys Melo

Homemade Mexican Horchata

Treat yourself to something sweet! This creamy cold beverage is perfect for a warm summer nights. We recommend adding a shot of rum if you’re looking for a delicious cocktail. Get the recipe here.

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Blue Hawaiin Cocktail

This twisted Piña Colada has summer written all over it. Enjoy the tropical combination of coconut and pineapple, with a surprising color and taste attributed to blue curaçao. Get the recipe here.

10 High-Spirited Mixed Drinks for Labor DayLesya Dolyuk

Raspberry Liqueur

A fresh liqueur derived from raspberries can be used as the base for any cocktail you desire. The possibilities are endless when you make your own liqueur from scratch. Find this recipe as well as a recipe for a Raspberry Cosmopolitan here.

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Pear, Elderflower, and Gin Cocktail

Taste the combination of natural sweetness from pears and the aromatic, delicate elderflower liqueur. A floral and fruity mixed drink has the tail-end of summer written all over it. Here’s the recipe for this fresh down-to-earth drink.

10 High-Spirited Mixed Drinks for Labor DayTasty-Trials

Blueberry Pineapple Champagne

Sip on this sparkling beverage. Change up your ordinary champagne with blueberry, mint, and pineapple. You can’t go wrong with the combination of fruit and bubbly. Click here for the recipe.

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Candied Grapefruit Cocktail

A tangy and sweet drink that’s a must before summer’s over. Fruit and citrus flavors are offered along with an elegant and natural color. Click here for the recipe.

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