Labor Day Cocktails

Summer’s nearing an end, which means it’s time to put away your CSI Miami pants and break out some fall cocktails. These Labor Day-inspired sips come courtesy of Belvedere Vodka and feature fall flavors like black cherries and licorice. Recipes below:

black cherry mule Black Cherry Mule

1.5 oz Belvedere Vodka
6-7 fresh black cherries
Dash of simple syrup
1/2 oz lime juice
Dash Peychaud’s bitters
Ginger beer

Muddle cherries, then shake all ingredients except ginger beer with ice. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice. Top with ginger beer, and garnish with a cherry.

liquorice sour Intense Liquorice Sour

1.5 oz Belvedere Intense
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz licorice syrup
Dash licorice bitters
Dash egg white

Dry shake all ingredients. Add ice and shake again. Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass, and garnish with a lemon wheel.

Monin makes a serviceable licorice syrup. Licorice bitters are difficult to find in stores but can be purchased online.

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Written by Kevin Gray

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