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Spice Up Your Labor Day with These Affordable Cocktails

A sure way to keep your spirits high and budgets low.

by Nathan Reilly Sep 7, 2020

Patriotic cocktails
Beautiful Booze

As one of the top 10 booziest holidays of the year and the last officially-recognized festivity of the summer, it’s only fair that you want to celebrate Labor Day with occasion-appropriate cocktails. But alcohol can be a bit pricey, especially if you buy in bulk, and we don’t blame you if you want to save the top-shelf labels for yourself.

Behold, seven cheap cocktails to keep your budget low and spirit high.

1. Orange Sherbet Mimosa Punch

Orange sherbet cocktail
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If you plan to start drinking early, mimosas are a brunch staple and can be made in a pinch whenever you want to add a little kick to your morning OJ. With the right purchase choice, champagne or sparkling wine can be one of the most affordable options on the market. This recipe offers a twist to this breakfast classic with a hint of sweetness by replacing OJ with orange sherbet. If sherbet isn’t your thing, you can always swap for sorbet (which differs from sherbet), orange ice cream, or even a Creamsicle®, especially if it's an Instaworthy snapshot you want.

2. Festive Frozen Berry Lemonade

Festive cocktails
Beautiful Booze

Using Smirnoff Red, White, and Berry vodka, this drink is a sure patriotic way to celebrate Labor Day and remember the American Labor Movement. Smirnoff flavored vodkas typically cost between $9.47-$11.99 per bottle (depending on your state), and with this specific flavor’s 60 percent proof, you’ll undoubtedly be able to create a relatively strong drink with less pour. As the unofficial #drinko