Your Labor Day Weekend Drinking Guide

Classic Lemonade

[Photograph: Dave Katz]

This Labor Day, whether you're barbecuing or camping out, relaxing in the yard or entertaining a bunch of friends, you'll probably be thirsty. Consider this your one-stop shopping for drinks ideas to get you through the holiday weekend.

Alcohol-Free for Everybody

Raspberry Limeade

[Photograph: Dave Katz]

12 Easy Lemonade Variations »
The Food Lab's Iced Tea »
Pineapple Mint Agua Fresca »
Sparkling Cider Sangria »
Virgin Grilled-Tomato Bloody Maria »
The Best Ready-to-Drink Lemonade »

Grab a Beer

Perfect Pilsner

Beers to Pair with Grilled Sausages »
Beers to Pair with Sliders »
Beers to Pair with Ribs »
Beers to Pair with Grilled Veggies »
Beers to Pair with Chips, Cheese Puffs, Funyuns, and Other Junk »
Beers to Pair with S'mores »

Pitchers, Punches, Sangria, and Frozen Drinks

Pineapple Rum Punch

[Photo: Robyn Lee]

Pineapple Rum Punch »
Starfruit Sangria »
Fresh Watermelon Sangria »
Apple Sangria »
Watermelon Margaritas »
Cantaloupe Margaritas »
Perfect Pimm's Cup »
Strawberry, Gin, Campari and Lime Slushito »
The Best Frozen Lime Margaritas »

A Few Refreshing Highballs


[Photo: Kelly Carambula]

Smoky Iced Tea and Whiskey Cooler »
Paloma Brava »
The Spotted Pig's Dark & Stormy »
My Sharona »
Santa Carla »
Cuba Libre »
Navy Fizz »
Perfect Pimm's Cup »

Don't Forget About Wine!


[Photograph: Nikuwka on Shutterstock]

The Serious Eats Budget Rosé Hall of Fame »
The Serious Eats Budget White Wine Hall of Fame »
The Serious Eats Budget Red Wine Hall of Fame »
The Serious Eats Guide to the Best Boxed Wine »
The Best Wines for Burgers »
Wine to Drink with Sausages »
More Wine Recommendations for Burgers »
The Best Wines for Ribs »
The Best Wines for Grilled Seafood »

Have you stocked your fridge yet? What are you drinking this weekend?

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