That bittersweet time of the year is upon us – the end of the summer, the start of the new school year. Americans around the country are ready to celebrate one last time, and the BOTY app team wants to help make sure this season goes out with a bar-like bang.
Whether you’re hosting a mega barbecue with hundreds of people or plan to have a few close friends over, there are plenty of drink ideas on this list to whet your taste buds. Best of all? We made sure they’re all easy to make and even easier to drink.
Here are the 10 ultimate drinks you should be serving up this Labor Day Weekend.
When the sun is out, Sangria is always a good idea. Round up the last of the season’s watermelons to make this cocktail, and literally enjoy the fruits of your (easy) labor. Note: this recipe will need a blender. Full instructions here.
Ingredients: 1 large watermelon, 1 bottle (750 ml) white wine, 2 cup rum, 1 cup club soda, ⅓ cup lime juice (about 6 limes), 2 limes thinly sliced, 2 cup assorted fresh fruit (blueberries, strawberries, pineapple, etc)
Shots aren’t for everyone, but for those who partake, nothing says party like a jello shot. This one is inspired by the delightfully easy to shoot Lemon Drop. We suggest making double – these will go down the hatch fast. Full instructions here.
Ingredients: 1 3 oz box lemon flavored gelatin, 1 cup boiling water, 4 oz lemon or citrus vodka, 2 oz triple sec, ¼ cold water
Depending on the type of day you’re looking to have, this spin on the classic party drink can make or break it. Note bene: this concoction is not for the lightweights, and will likely have hangover repercussions. You’ve been warned.
Ingredients: ½ oz blue curacao, ½ oz light rum, ½ oz gin, ½ oz vodka, ½ oz tequila, 1 oz sour mix, splash lemon lime soda
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