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
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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 vodka for yourself.

Behold, seven cheap cocktails to keep your budget low and spirits 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. And 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 little extra sweetness by replacing OJ with orange sherbet. But 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
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Using Smirnoff Red, White, and Berry vodka, this drink is a sure patriotic w