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This Labor Day Weekend, We’re Sipping These Labor-less Libations

August 30, 2021 – With the long weekend right around the corner, we’ve gathered a handful (almost labor-less) libations perfect for Labor Day sipping! From relaxing stoop hangs to road trips down the shore, check out these perfect end of summer libations from our friends at ALCO Canned CocktailsCoopers’ Craft Bourbon, and 2SP Brewing Company. 

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For imbibers in need of a cooler stuffer ideal for sipping on the beach, or wherever Labor Day Weekend may lead, look no further than ALCO Canned Cocktails, produced by South Kensington craft distillery New Liberty Distillery. The line of vibrant, ready-to-drink, low-calorie canned cocktails includes five varieties to mix, match and share (or not) — tart and zingy Sparkling Vodka Lemonade boasting real lemon juice, Gin & Tonic made with Red Ribbon Tonic Water, a Margarita made with real lime juice and craft triple sec, Vodka Soda, and Orange Crush made with vodka, soda water, and orange.  
ALCO Canned Cocktails come in 4pk/355ml slim cans, present at 8% ABV, start at 156 calories, and retail for an MSRP of $9.99-$13.99 varying by market. ALCO Canned Cocktails can be found across Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Delaware, as well as your favorite neighborhood bars and beer gardens including the recently launched Cocktail Garden on-site at New Liberty Distillery. Online purchases of single cans, 4-packs, and cases can be made here and shipped statewide in Pennsylvania.  
New Liberty Distillery | 1431 N Cadwallader St. | 267.928.4650 | www.newlibertydistillery.com/   

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Coopers’ Craft Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Brown Forman’s newest bourbon since Woodford Reserve, is available state-wide in PA and is a versatile and light-bodied bourbon that can be sipped straight, perfect for passing around the campfire or fire pit, but truly shines in easy-to-make three ingredient cocktails such as the Coopers’ Cup. A riff on a Kentucky mule, this tasty tipple is a satisfyingly simple cocktail to whip up for friends or family during the long weekend. Recipe below! 
Entertaining and looking to impress? Check out the recipe attached for Bourbon Fondue courtesy of Chef Ashley James, Director of Culinary Operations at DiBruno Brother’s, Philadelphia’s premier location for all elevated imports including rare cheeses, meats, desserts, wine, and more. 

COOPERS’ CUP COCKTAIL — Pair with fondue!   

Courtesy of Fitz Bailey, Coopers’ Craft Mixologist       

Ingredients:   

  • 2 parts Coopers’ Craft 82.2  
  • 1 part fresh Lime Juice  
  • Top with ginger beer (up to 6 parts)  

Glassware: Highball or mug 
Garnish: Lime and/or mint sprig  
Instructions: Combine Coopers’ Craft 82.2 with lime juice. Add ginger beer and serve over ice. Garnish with mint sprig and line wheel.  

To add your own personal signature to the cocktail take a muddler and a few pieces of your favorite fruit. Berries are ready to go but make sure you skin citrus, pomes, and stonefruit. Stonefruit should also be pitted prior to use. Muddle fruit in a shaker, add ice, lime juice, and Coopers’. Shake, strain, and enjoy.  

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DIBRUNO BROTHERS’ + COOPERS’ CRAFT FONDUE RECIPE   

Courtesy of Chef Ashley James 

Ingredients  

  • 1⁄2 lb. Reading Raclette  
  • 1⁄2 lb. Seven Sisters Cheese 
  • 1⁄2 lb. Cabot Cloth Bound Cheddar  
  • 2 tbsp. Cornstarch  
  • 1 Cup Dry White Wine  
  • 1⁄2 Cup Coopers’ Craft Bourbon  
  • 1 tsp. Mustard  
  • Few Drops of Pickle Juice  
  • Black Pepper  

Instructions  

  • In a bowl, lightly coat the cornstarch into the cheeses.  
  • Over a medium heat add the wine, 1⁄2 of the bourbon 
    and the pickle juice.  
  • Gradually add the cheese stirring all the time.  
  • Once a smooth mixture is obtained add the mustard, 
    black pepper, and the remaining Bourbon.  
  • Enjoy with fresh crusty bread, crostinis, salamis, and anything else you would like to dip into the Fondue. 

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Finlandia Botanical, a brand-new line of refreshing vodka-based sprits that combines the smoothness of Finlandia Vodka with the best Finnish nature has to offer, can be used to make a variety of unique cocktails – perfect for imbibing with friends and family at a backyard barbecue ahead of the long holiday weekend.   

The two infusions, Cucumber Mint and Wildberry Rose, combine Finlandia’s signature smoothness with the natural flavors of berries and fruit, and the fresh, crisp notes of botanicals which both present perfectly in pitcher style for a Labor Day gathering.   

Mint Spritzer Pitcher    

Courtesy of Pekka Pellinen, Finlandia Global Mixologist  

Ingredients 

  • 1 part Finlandia Botanical Cucumber & Mint   
  • 3 parts soda water   
  • 1/3 parts simple syrup   
  • 12 lime wedges   
  • Mint leaves   

Glassware: Pitcher   

Method: Muddle lime wedges and mint. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir   

Garnish: Cucumber wedges and mint leaves   

Plus, while sipping on this refreshing drink, imbibers may enter to win the Finlandia Labor Day Kit, jam-packed with prizes including a Bluetooth speaker, loaded picnic pack, Molly backyard game, and a $100 gift card. To participate, head over to Instagram, follow @Finlandiavodka_US and post favorite Finlandia Vodka cocktail.    

Finlandia Botanical just launched and is available now in Colorado, Connecticut, Louisiana, Ohio, Texas, and Washington. A larger role out is coming soon. To learn more, click here.  

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Celebrate the dog days of summer with the latest collaboration from Wawa and 2SP Brewing – This Labor Day Weekend, stock your cooler with a sixer of the Sunfest Strawberry Lemonade Shandy (4% abv, $8.99/six pack), a crushable, light-bodied shore beer with a touch of strawberry sweetness and a delightful pucker finish courtesy of Wawa’s fresh lemonade. To hear more about the beverage from the brewers, click here.   

The Sunfest Strawberry Lemonade Shandy is currently available for purchase at 2SP Brewing Company (120 Concord Road, Units 101-103, Aston, PA 19014), as well as at six select Wawa Stores, including its two flagship beer stores in Chadds Ford, PA and Middletown, PA and for the first time, four new stores now offering alcoholic beverages including Blakeslee, Emmaus, Horsham and Philadelphia.  

2SP Brewing Company | 484.483.7860 | 120 Concord Road, Units 101-103, Aston, PA 19014 

 

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-Kira Cappello