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4 Quick & Easy Labor Day Cocktails!

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September 3, 2016

If you’re anything like me, holiday weekends always sneak up and of course that’s the week you have a million other things on your to-do list. So it’s no surprise this Labor Day was no different. For me it’s officially the “kick-off” of fall wedding season and my thoughts are consumed with escort cards and dress fittings. I had a grand total of one hour today to come up with a cocktail plan for our last minute party on Sunday and it couldn’t have been more perfect timing for an amazing package to arrive and save the day!

DRY Sparkling - Mr. & Mrs. Wedding Events

The leadership team for Creative Chics received samples of the new DRY Sparkling flavors this week and I am OBSESSED! They are completely delicious just as they are, but of course I was instantly brainstorming fun cocktails I could create with them. Plus the company is founded by a stay-at-home mom is Seattle, which I love! The fun flavors include Apple, Vanilla Bean, Lavender, Watermelon, Cucumber and more. I decided that instead of limiting guests, I would pick up fun mixers and let each person customize their own. The possibilities are endless, but here are four great ideas to get you started:

  1. Lavender Spritzer

Fill your favorite champagne glass with Sofia Sauvignon Blanc and top with a splash of Lavender DRY Sparkling. Garnish with a sprig of lavender and you’re set!

DRY Sparkling - Mr. & Mrs. Wedding Events

 

2. Cucumber Mojito

Ingredients:

  • 2-inch slice of cucumber, quartered
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tsb sugar
  • 1 small lime, juiced
  • 2 oz clear rum
  • Cucumber DRY Sparkling

In a sturdy glass muddle the cucumber, mint leaves and sugar. Fill the glass with ice then add lime juice and rum. Top with Cucumber DRY Sparkling and serve with a fun straw!

DRY Sparkling - Mr. & Mrs. Wedding Events

3. Watermelon Soda

Combine chilled champagne and Watermelon DRY Sparkling in a flute and garnish with a basil leaf to balance the flavors. Perfect for the end of summer!

DRY Sparkling - Mr. & Mrs. Wedding Events

4. Fuzzy Cucumber Lemonade

In a tall glass add 6 oz lemonade, 2 oz vodka & 2 oz Cucumber DRY Sparkling. Fill with ice and garnish with a cucumber slice and a bright colored straw. I could sip on these all day!

DRY Sparkling - Mr. & Mrs. Wedding Events

 

I hope you enjoy trying these cocktails over Labor Day weekend and if you have a minute you can watch the replay of my FB Live video showing you how I styled them. Maybe you’ll even love these enough to “Fancy Another?”

  1. Melissa

    October 4th, 2016 at 1:39 am

    I love this!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

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