Labor Day Drink Recipes :: Greensboro NC Events

It's Labor Day!!!  There will be a lot of parties today, and what better way to greet your guests when they arrive than with a cool refreshing drink. Here are a few drink recipes  that will have your guests coming back for more!  Enjoy!

WATERMELON LIMEADE- AFTERNOON LABOR DAY PARTY

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INGREDIENTS

  • 8 cups cubed watermelon (seeds removed), or 1 quart watermelon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar, or more to taste
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice cubes
  • GARNISH:
  • Lime slices (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  • Place half of the watermelon cubes in a blender and process until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve set over a large bowl; discard the solids. Repeat with the remaining watermelon cubes. You should end up with about 1 quart of watermelon juice.
  • Add the lime juice and sugar to the watermelon juice, and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Taste, and add more sugar if necessary. Transfer the limeade to a nonreactive pitcher and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.
  • Serve over ice in tumblers, with lime slices for garnish

FRUITY RUM PUNCH- LATE EVENING LABOR DAY PARTY

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups unsweetened apple juice
  • 1-1/2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen cranberry juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 cup golden or light rum
  • 1 bottle (1 liter) club soda, chilled
  • Ice cubes
  • GARNISH:
  • Pineapple wedges and orange twists

DIRECTIONS

  • In a large pitcher or punch bowl, combine the apple juice, pineapple juice, cranberry juice concentrate, orange juice concentrate and rum. Refrigerate until chilled.
  • Just before serving, add club soda. Serve over ice in hurricane or highball glasses. Garnish as desired. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).

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