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Friday, September 03, 2010

Labor-Free Cocktails for Labor Day

It’s Labor Day weekend, so surely you’re kicking back and patting yourself on the back for being such dedicated, hard worker. Why not reward yourself even more with a cocktail—and a quick and easy one at that? In the spirit of relaxation, we’ve rounded up five easy-to-make drinks calling for no more than four ingredients (that you probably already have on hand). After all, less time laboring over cocktails for others means more time relaxing with your own well-deserved drink in hand.

Bee's Knees
Gin, honey and lemon juice combine to create a deliciously easy-going cocktail.

Hemingway Daiquiri
You can’t go wrong with Ernest Hemingway’s favorite combo of rum, lime, grapefruit and maraschino.

No. 9 Park Palmyra
Garden-fresh mint, lime and vodka is all you need to enjoy this summery cooler.

The Southern Cola
This simple sipper refreshes with a splash of amaro and a squeeze of lime.

Watermelon Cooler

Savor the remaining days of watermelon season with this crowd-pleasing cocktail.