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5 Fizzy Twists on Classic Cocktails, According to an Expert

We just upgraded your Labor Day drink menu.

Labor Day Weekend is practically here, which means it's time to stock up the bar cart and begin crafting the perfect cocktail menu.

Since this is the last major event of the summer, you'll want to serve bright, fruity, and fizzy cocktails to your family and friends. Oh, and preferably something that's not too challenging to whip up, right? That's why we asked Graham Ruchti, Brewery Educator at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, California to craft five easy-to-make cocktails that you can serve to your guest this long holiday weekend.

Note, all of the cocktails are made with Golden Road Brewing's own line of hard seltzer, however, any hard seltzer brand will do! Just be sure to find the same flavor. After, don't miss the 20 Best Labor Day Recipes for ideas on what to include in your food menu!

1

Raspberry Lime Bubbly Bramble

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Ingredients

  • 1 oz gin
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup
  • 0.5 oz creme de mure
  • 1 can Raspberry Lime Fruit Cart Hard Seltzer (or equivalent)
  • Blackberries and raspberries, to garnish

Ingredients

  1. Grab a highball glass and fill it with ice
  2. Add gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup and stir
  3. Fill with hard seltzer, leaving half an inch at the top
  4. Float creme de mure
  5. Garnish with blackberries and raspberries
2

Cucumber Lime Fizz

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Ingredients

  • 3 cucumber wheels
  • 1 oz gin or vodka
  • 1 can Cucumber Lime Fruit Cart Hard Seltzer (or equivalent)
  • Lime wedge, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Retrieve a highball glass
  2. Muddle two cucumber wheels
  3. Add 1 oz gin or vodka
  4. Fill with ice
  5. Fill with Cucumber Lime Fruit Cart Hard Seltzer and stir
  6. Garnish with a cucumber wheel and lime wedge
3

Mango Paloma

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Ingredients

  • 1 oz tequila
  • 0.5 oz grapefruit juice
  • 0.5 oz orange juice
  • 1 can Mango Fruit Cart Hard Seltzer (or equivalent)
  • Fresh mango, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Retrieve a highball glass
  2. Fill with ice
  3. Add tequila, grapefruit juice, and orange juice
  4. Fill with Mango Fruit Cart Hard Seltzer and stir
  5. Garnish with fresh mango
4

Strawberry Pineapple Daiquiri

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Ingredients

  • 1 oz white rum
  • 0.5 oz lime juice
  • 0.5 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 can Strawberry Pineapple Fruit Cart Hard Seltzer (or equivalent)
  • Garnish with strawberries and a pineapple wedge

Instructions

  1. Add ice to a cocktail shaker
  2. Add Rum, lime juice, and pineapple juice
  3. Shake
  4. Strain into coup glass
  5. Add hard seltzer and stir
  6. Garnish with strawberries and a pineapple wedge
5

Watermelon Spritzer

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Ingredients

  • 4 oz white wine (light and crisp, like pinot grigio or sauvignon blanc, avoid buttery Chardonnay)
  • 0.5 oz lime juice
  • 1 Can Watermelon Fruit Cart Hard Seltzer (or equivalent)
  • Lime wedge and watermelon cube to garnish

Instructions

  1. Grab a wine glass and fill it with ice
  2. Combine all ingredients and stir
  3. Garnish with a lime wedge and watermelon cube

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Cheyenne Buckingham
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