I can’t believe it’s almost Labor Day already! The summer definitely flew by this year! Are you planning an end of summer celebration with friends this year? If so I have some Labor Day cocktail recipes to share with you courtesy of Camarena Silver Tequila, and Blue Ice Vodka.
Labor Day Lounger
- 4 oz Jalapeño-Infused Camarena Silver Tequila*
- 3 oz Fresh-Squeezed Blood Orange Juice
- 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- 2 oz Orange Liqueur
- Orange Peel for Garnish
In a cocktail shaker, combine jalapeño-infused Camarena Silver Tequila, blood orange juice, lime juice and Cointreau. Fill with ice, shake and strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with an orange peel.
*Jalapeño-Infused Camarena Silver Tequila
To make jalapeño infusion, slice up a fresh jalapeño pepper and allow it to steep in 1 cup of Camarena Silver Tequila for 2 hours. Taste to check the heat level, and continue to steep if a stronger infusion is desired. Once infusing process is complete, remove the slices by pouring the mixture through a mess strainer.
Deep Blue Sea Martini
- 2 oz Blue Ice Vodka
- 3/4 oz Sweet & Sour
- 1/2 oz Blue Curacao
- 1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a pineapple slice and cherry.
Jalisco Sweet Heat
- 1 1/2 oz Camarena Silver Tequila
- 4 Large Pieces Watermelon (1” x 1 1/2”)
- 1 tablespoon Hot Pepper Jelly
- 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
- Watermelon Slice for Garnish
Muddle watermelon, jelly and lemon juice in mixing glass. Add tequila and ice. Shake vigorously to completely blend mixture. Double strain into large rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a watermelon slice.
- 2 oz Camarena Silver Tequila
- 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
- 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
- 2 coins of Ginger
- 6 Mint Leaves
- 2 oz Ginger Beer
Muddle mint, ginger and simple syrup in a mixing glass. Add tequila, lemon juice and ice. Shake and strain into a tall glass with ice. Top with ginger beer and stir. Garnish with mint leaves.
Enjoy your last summer blast Labor Day weekend! Remember to drink responsibly, and don’t let friends drink and drive!