Labor Day is about... well, not laboring.
When it comes to cocktails, I'm usually all about putting in the hard work to make the best possible drink I can make. However, it's nice to just kick back for at least a day and enjoy a simple, yet quality cocktail.
Here are 3 of my favorite easy drinks to whip up on a day like Labor Day. Technically these are not completely "labor free" (you'll still need to exert some energy in squeezing a lime with your fingers) but they are pretty darn close!
No shaking, stirring or straining necessary! Just throw these simple ingredients in a glass with ice and get ready to chill so hard.
2 oz gin
1/2 of a lime
Add ice to a collins glass. Add gin and the juice from half of a lime (drop in part of the lime because why not?) and fill with soda water. Don't put away the ingredients because you might make more!
Corn & Oil
2 oz blackstrap rum
1/2 of a lime
1/2 oz Falernum
3 dashes of aromatic bitters
Add all ingredients to a rocks glass then fill with crushed ice. Give it a few stirs then drop in the spent hull of the lime. Easiest tiki drink ever!
Note: I understand that Falernum isn't the most common household ingredient. However, it's worth picking up some for your tiki drinks! I love BG Reynold's Falernum and it's increasingly more available at liquor and even grocery stores.
2 oz your favorite whiskey
1/2 of a lemon
Cut half of a lemon into wedges and add to highball glass with ice. Add your whiskey and fill with ginger ale. Then go sit on the porch and do absolutely nothing.