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Classy cocktails for Labor Day

Christina Haller works full-time in marketing, is a mom, wife, freelance writer, and lover of cats, coffee, ethnic food, and traveling, and is currently living in Minneapolis.

Sip in style this weekend

This Labor Day weekend, impress your friends with a cocktail they've never had before. Try one or all three of these sophisticated sips, sure to please every palate.

The Summer Storm

The summer storm

Recipe adapted from Smith & Ratliff

Yields 1 cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces gin
  • Splash of soda water
  • Mint for garnish

Directions:

  1. Puree blueberries with water (this is what gives the drink its blueberry flavor and intense color).
  2. Add the fresh lime juice, simple syrup and blueberry puree into a shaker.
  3. Add gin and shake. Strain into a chilled Collins glass and top with soda and garnish with mint.

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