The last weekend of summer is upon us and BBQ’s and hangouts are definitely on the agenda. People will be serving up all kinds of yummy food and drink to celebrate the unofficial end of summer. Even though the holiday is called “Labor Day’, there shouldn’t be too much to do. These ‘Labor-less’ cocktails are perfect for the occasion.

These cocktails are made with a variety of liquor including vodka, Bourbon, and Solbeso, Labor-less cocktails are dope because they require minimal mixing. Each cocktail has a maximum of three ingredients so that leaves more time for chillin’ and less work behind the bar. Please keep in mind that these cocktails will be a lot more potent than most so drinking them in moderation is key. Check out the recipes below and kick back this holiday weekend and enjoy!


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1½ parts Maker’s 46
¾ part Crown Maple Medium Amber Syrup
¾ part lemon juice

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with mint leaves if desired.

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1 ½ parts Maker’s Mark Bourbon
½ part Dekuyper Orange Curacao
Ginger Ale

Fill a rocks glass with ice. Add Maker’s Mark, a splash of orange curacao and a squeeze of fresh orange. Top off with ginger ale and garnish with an orange wedge.


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1 ¼ parts Sugar Island Spiced Rum
5 parts Iced Tea (sweetened or unsweetened)
¾ part lemon juice

Combine all ingredients over ice in a highball glass. Stir. Garnish with a lemon wedge, and enjoy!

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2 parts Solbeso
½ part lemon juice
½ part honey syrup

Combine ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake, strain into a chilled cocktail glass; garnish with a lemon peel twist.


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3 parts Ménage à Trois Berry Vodka
2 dashes extra dry Vermouth
3 Fresh raspberries

Add ice to a shaker, then Ménage à Trois Berry Vodka and two dashes of vermouth. Shake, and pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with 3 raspberries.