Top 5 Cocktails for Your Labor Day BBQ

Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer. The kids are all back to school and there are no more major holidays until Thanksgiving. So this is your last chance to really kick back while the days are still long and the nights sizzle. Speaking of hot, the first drink up on our cocktail list is.


The Hot Mezz


This drink brings it! To begin with the rim is lined with black and cayenne pepper. If you are really bold add some jalapeno slices. The remaining ingredients are Sombra Mezcal,sage syrup, lime juice, and watermelon. The best part of all is that even I can make this.



1 ½ oz Sombra mezcal

1 oz sage syrup

1 oz lime juice

1 oz watermelon

3 jalapeno slices (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Add ice and shake for 10 seconds. Pour.


The Milagro Freshest Margarita


Question: What’s a party without Margarita’s in the summertime? Answer: It doesn’t qualify as a party. Try this refreshing mix to cool off this Labor Day!


2 ounces Milagro Silver Tequila

¾ ounce Agave Nectar

1 ounce Fresh Lime Juice

Shake, shake shake and pour into a glass.


The Mon-Tea

This drink is great to put in a pitcher and serve up in bulk. Just a little bit of simple math to scale it up and bang!


1 oz Amaro Montenegro

1 oz Royer Force 53 Cognac

1 oz Blanc vermouth  

.5 oz Strega

1 dash Bittermens Orange Citrate


Very Berry Cooler

This is another drink that you might want to assemble in large portions because your guests will be clamoring for it.



3 oz. Slim Lizzy’s Cosmopolitan

1 oz. strawberry puree

.5 oz raspberry puree

.5 oz fresh lemon juice

1 oz. lemon lime soda

Shake Slim Lizzy’s Cosmo, strawberry & raspberry purees and lemon juice, then strain in glass

Garnish with a lemon twist.


Summer Honey Punch

The name speaks for itself. No summer party is complete without a punch bowl full of something delicious. Why not choose this?



3 cups Wild Turkey American Honey

2 cups SKYY® Vodka

1-1/2 cups fresh lemon juice

1-1/2 cups simple syrup

30 dashes Angostura bitters

15 dashes orange bitters

2 oranges


You now have 5 sensations reasons to spend your last unofficial day of summer sipping away with friends and family. You can also visit our website and come on down to The Gibson and let our mixologists concoct these delicious treats and more for you. .