Posted: Aug 31, 2013 9:00 AM
 
Labor Day weekend is almost here — the unofficial end of summer. Throw one last party for family and friends, and make some refreshing summer cocktails to keep the spirit of summer alive.

Deep blue sea martini

Deep Blue Sea Martini

You'll feel like you are on an exotic isle with this tropical summer cocktail.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Blue Ice Vodka
  • 3/4 ounce sweet & sour
  • 1/2 ounce blue curacao
  • 1/2 ounce pineapple juice
  • Pineapple for garnish
  • Cherry for garnish

Directions:

  1. Add all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with a pineapple slice and cherry.

Jalisco Sweet heat

Jalisco Sweet Heat

The juicy, sweet goodness of watermelon meets up with the heat of pepper jelly for an unbelievable fusion of flavors.

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 ounces Camarena Silver Tequila
  • 4 large pieces watermelon (1 x 1-1/2 inches)
  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper jelly
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • Watermelon slice for garnish

Directions:

  1. Muddle the watermelon, jelly and lemon juice in a mixing glass. Add the tequila and ice.
  2. Shake vigorously to completely blend the mixture. Double strain into large rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a watermelon slice.

Labor day lounger

Labor Day Lounger

This refreshing cocktail features jalapeño-infused tequila for some kick!

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces Jalapeño-Infused Camarena Silver Tequila*
  • 3 ounces fresh-squeezed blood orange juice
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 2 ounces orange liqueur
  • Orange peel for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the jalapeño-infused Camarena Silver Tequila, blood orange juice, lime juice and orange liqueur.
  2. Fill with ice, shake and strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with an orange peel.
* To make the 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 mesh strainer.

Ginger Crush

Ginger Crush

This fresh, zingy cocktail is perfect for winding down the summer party season.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Camarena Silver Tequila
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 coins ginger
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 2 ounces ginger beer

Directions:

  1. Muddle the mint, ginger and simple syrup in a mixing glass.
  2. Add the tequila, lemon juice and ice.
  3. Shake and strain into a tall glass with ice.
  4. Top with the ginger beer and stir. Garnish with mint leaves.

Endless Summer cocktail

Endless Summer

Sadly, the summer is coming to an end, but you don't have to accept it... at least when it comes to your cocktails!

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 parts Skinnygirl Island Coconut Vodka
  • 3 parts pineapple juice
  • 4 parts sparkling water
  • 1 cup sliced mango, frozen
  • Mango wedge for garnish

Directions: 

  1. Pour over fruit and ice.
  2. Garnish with a mango and enjoy!

Sunset strawberry lemonade

Sunset Strawberry Lemonade

Enjoy strawberries while they're still in season!

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka
  • 2 large muddled strawberries
  • 1 part powdered lemonade mix
  • Splash of club soda

Directions:

  1. Pour over ice.
  2. Top with club soda and enjoy!

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