Labor Day Drinks Recipes

Relax on Labor Day with these summery drinks—no need to work up a sweat.

Staff Picks

Vintage Lemonade

Rating: 4.5 stars 323
In the 1800's this is how people made lemonadeu002du002dyou can do it too! It's not that difficult, and tastes wonderful!

Conchi's Sangria

Rating: 4.5 stars 65
This is the sangria that my friends taught me to make in Spain. It's quick and easy and makes a great drink to mix up for a summer party.

Rosemary-Infused Watermelon Lemonade

Rating: 4.5 stars 23
This is a recipe I created in an effort to duplicate my favorite lemonade from a cafe in downtown L.A. called, well, 'Lemonade'. I don't like it too sweet, so if you want to add more sugar, cool. But I think that this recipe is perfect. It also makes a great martini served in a sugar-rimmed glass with a garnish of watermelon wedge and a twist of lemon! Simply fabulous!

Brenda's Strawberry Slush Delight

Rating: 5 stars 34
Cool and refreshing, this summertime drink is perfect for weddings and showers. Everyone I make this for just loves the taste.

Parker's Famous Margaritas

Rating: 4.5 stars 88
"My father-in-law developed a taste for margaritas [while living] in Zihuatanejo."

The Arnold Palmer

Rating: 5 stars 29
Sometimes the best things are the most simple. Nothing rings of summertime more than lemonade and iced tea. The Arnold Palmer brings them together.

Watermelon Agua Fresca

Rating: 4.5 stars 80
This is a drink served throughout Mexico. It is made with several different fruits. This is a watermelon drink.

Mint Tea Punch

Rating: 4.5 stars 139
Tea, mint, sugar, orange and lemon juices make this a quick and easy, refreshingly delicious drink on a hot summer's day, given to me by a true Southern lady. Goes great with Cajun or spicy foods too. Every time I serve this someone asks me for the recipe!

Inspiration and Ideas

Jewel's Watermelon Margaritas
Rating: Unrated 96
"Synonymous with summer for me. Double the recipe, because these will go fast! We'll miss these, going into fall." – Lisa D-O
5 Grilled Cocktails
Get your party fired up with these grilled fruit cocktails!