I’m very saddened to say this, but summer is coming to an end. Before we know it, that warm summer sun is going to be masked by cold breezes and winter clothing, meaning that our drinking habits need to change slightly to go along with the season. As much as we’d love to continue drinking mojitos and sparkling sangria all winter long, it isn’t very conducive to that chilly weather going on outside. Dry your eyes boozers, we still have some time left!
Summer isn’t officially over until the end of September, but as we all know, Labor Day is emotionally the last day of summer season, celebrated with barbecues, pool parties, and an emphasis on soaking up those last few days of warm-weather drinking. It’s also a great day to make drinks that are more fall-friendly, so get creative!
To keep in the theme of warm weather, iced drinks are a no-brainer. However, your ingredients should start to lean toward more fall-friendly. Think black cherries, blueberries, blackberries, and egg whites. Bitters are also great ingredients to incorporate, as they bring an intense amount of flavor as well as add warmth to the drink.
Below are some great cocktails for your Labor Day partying, all of which will also prepare you for the long road of cold weather ahead.
— Sara Kay, The Spir.it