Friday, August 30, 2013

Mix it up on Labor Day: 4 Drinks You'll want to Serve

Are you hosting a Labor Day party? Add some fun to the festivities with a theater-themed twist on the drinks you serve. Mark Di Pietro, Fox Cities P.A.C. Food, Beverage & Event manager, offers quick and easy recipes your guests are sure to drink up. On your mark, get set, mix!
End the summer with these drinks inspired by shows that have come to the
Fox Cities P.A.C.  –  the Hakuna Matata, Boxing Ballerina, Splash Zone and Jersey Sun.
Take a splash with the Center’s Blue Man Group inspired creation, Splash Zone. You won’t want to stop at just one!

Splash Zone

3 ounces lemonade
1 shot vodka
1 shot Blue Curacao
Splash of 7UP
Cherry and orange slice garnish
To mix:
Fill 12-ounce cup with ice. Add lemonade and vodka first. Add Blue Curacao over the top and finish with 7UP. Garnish with cherry and orange slice.
After your dip into something cool, soak in some rays with a Jersey Sun! You’ll be singing “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” and giving this Jersey Boys themed treat glowing reviews.
Jersey Sun

2 parts vodka
1 part limoncello
1 part triple sec
3 ounces lemonade
Splash of lemon juice
Lemon wheel garnish
To mix:
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Strain into martini glass and garnish with lemon wheel.
If you’re looking for something to sip that packs a punch, you can always try the Boxing Ballerina. You’ll be doing pirouettes after trying this spirited Billy Elliot refreshment!
Boxing Ballerina

1 part cake vodka
1 part black raspberry liquor
2 parts cranberry juice
Splash of club soda
Lime wheel garnish
To mix:
Fill 12-ounce soda cup with ice. Add all ingredients together finishing with a splash of club soda. Garnish with lime wheel.
As the sun begins to set on your fun-filled day, your guests will be feeling “no worries” as they try our final drink suggestion, the Hakuna Matata. They might just let out a roar like Simba in Disney’s The Lion King once they taste it!
Hakuna Matata

1 shot soju
1 shot triple sec
3 ounces pineapple juice
3 ounces orange juice
Grenadine to top
Orange wheel garnish
To mix:
Add all ingredients except grenadine into glass. Top with grenadine and garnish with orange wheel.
Have a fun and safe holiday weekend! Let us know what you think of these recipes and make sure to share them with your friends. We’ll also post more in the future so keep your eye out for them. You never know what will pop up next!

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