Delicious Summer Cocktails for Labor Day Weekend

August is slipping by swiftly which means it's time to start planning your Labor Day festivities. This year make your last summer weekend extra special with some easy-to-mix summer cocktails like the Don Julio Hot Nantucket Night or the Zacapa Summer Soiree. Don your summer whites for the last time and toast farewell to summer with a cool and delicious specialty cocktail!


Don Julio Hot Nantucket Night
Served at Woodward at Ames in Boston, MA

  • 1 1/2 oz. Tequila Don Julio Blanco
  • 1 oz. agave nectar
  • 2 fresh cranberries
  • 1 thin slice jalapeno pepper
  • 1 jalapeno for garnish
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice

Muddle jalapeno and cranberries in a highball glass. Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, agave nectar, and lime juice into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into rocks glass over ice, muddled jalapeno and cranberries. Garnish with jalapeno.




Zacapa Summer Soiree

  • 1 1/2 oz. Zacapa 23 Rum
  • 1/2 oz. ginger liqueur
  • 4 dashes orange bitters
  • 2 oz. orange-guava juice

Combine Zacapa 23 Rum, ginger liqueur, orange bitters, and orange-guava juice into a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Cover and shake until thoroughly chilled. Strain into a rocks glass.