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The Summer Storm

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.

Sip in style this weekend

The summer storm

Recipe adapted from Smith & Ratliff

Yields 1 cocktail


  • 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


  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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Comments on "Classy cocktails for Labor Day"

Hannah February 16, 2013 | 6:15 PM

Yum yum yum!! Thanks for the delicious recipes, I will certainly be trying these out!

Heather September 02, 2012 | 2:20 PM

I have made something similar to this for a pool party. It was a hit! Try making it with other fruit options too. Make sure your grapefruit is sweet not soar.

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