Five 5-ingredient (or less) Boozy Recipes for Labor Day Weekend

Five 5-ingredient (or less) Boozy Recipes from Kitchen Window Clovers | Post by CheersYears.com | Photo by KitchenWindowClovers.com

[Photo by Annie at Kitchen Window Clovers]

Let's cut straight to the chase, you're gearing up to start your long weekend resting, relaxing, and NOT thinking about work (can I get an "AMEN"?!). I'm shouting out five 5-ingredient (or less) boozy recipes that I'm in LOVE with that are perfect for your Labor Day weekend.

All of these recipes are from my talented fellow food blogger bud Annie over at Window Kitchen Clovers. Annie and I originally connected online through a food blogger's course about the fact that I live in NC and she & her hubs used to live here! :) Just like most you'll find here, her recipes are majority plant-based. Her food photography will make your mouth water!

It's funny, the time I would've spent this week crafting a brand new cocktail recipe for the holiday weekend, I was arguing with myself about which of her recipes to make first. So, I'm shouting out my five favorite 5-ingredient (or less) recipes of hers to share with you today, so you can pick one for yourself to try. (Keep reading to see which one I'm starting with!)

Five Boozy Recipes for Labor Day Weekend:

1.) MINI RAINBOW MARGARITA ICE POPS

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[Photo by Annie at Kitchen Window Clovers]

Margarita. Pops. Need I say more, folks? Okay, but seriously I'm in love with how beautiful these pops are and the fact that they're made with all-natural ingredients you can find in your grocery store (minus the tequila, fellow southern folk). PLUS, there's totally some sneaky nutrition in here with the blueberries & cherries. Sure, there's tequila too, but everything in balance, right? Genius work here by Annie!

Highlights

  • Ingredients: 5
  • Time: Only minutes of prep then a little patience while waiting for freezing until it's time to enjoy. 
  • Equipment you'll need: A blender, popsicles sticks, shot glasses/ solo cups/ or pop molds. 

2.) CLOVE-FASHIONED (GRAPEFRUIT AND BASIL OLD FASHIONED)

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[Photo by Annie at Kitchen Window Clovers]

Grapefruit & basil in this spin on an old fashioned will brighten up any day! Y'all may or may not have picked up that I'm a huge grapefruit fan and love it in pretty much anything. I love that she pairs the bright flavors of grapefruit & basil with the warmer flavors of brown sugar & whiskey. 

Highlights

  • Ingredients: 4
  • Time: Less than five minutes until enjoying.
  • Equipment you'll need: A mixer/shaker and serving glasses.

3.) GREEN WHISKEY SORBET

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[Photo by Annie at Kitchen Window Clovers]

It's time to show that matcha powder you bought a good time. Put it in something more daring than your smoothie or latte. When is the last time you heard of a boozy dessert as cool as this? Grapefruit, oranges, matcha, brown sugar, and whiskey come together to make a boozy sorbet that will rock your socks. This recipe is a little more involved in terms of steps to make it, but the reward is worth it. This recipe blows me away!

Highlights

  • Ingredients: 5 
  • Time: 2-3 hours, depending on how long you let various steps stay in the refrigerator.
  • Equipment you'll need: Casserole dish, oven, cheese-cloth or fine mesh strainer, ice cream churner, serving glasses. 

4.)BOOZY WATERMELON HIBISCUS REFRESHER

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Ah, watermelon, I'm never lettin' you gooo! We can hold onto our last enjoyed sips (or bites) of watermelon with this amazing Boozy Watermelon Hibiscus Refresher. Watermelon is probably my favorite fruit ever, so I'm definitely getting in my watermelon fix this weekend before pumpkin scoots in and steal's the show. Now, typically I'm not one to break out a pot on the stove for a cocktail. However, this 3-ingredient hibiscus refresher is too simple for me to not give it a whirl. Just this hibiscus infusion, white zin, and fresh watermelon has me tearing up that summer is coming to an end this year. Let's make a toast with this tart glass of perfection. 

Highlights

  • Ingredients: 3
  • Time: 2-3 hours, depending on how you strain the watermelon foam & how long you let the drink chill before enjoying. 
  • Equipment you'll need: small sauce pot, mesh strainer, blender, serving glasses. 

5.) BOOZY CHERRY PINEAPPLE LIME SLUSHIES

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My lips are puckering and mouth is watering just typing this... If you love a cool, tart refreshing drink that pays homage to the end of summer, how could you go wrong with cherry pineapple lime? I love this recipe because all you have to do is throw the ingredients into a blender and wam-bam thank you ma'am, you're ready to enjoy! You can find all the ingredients (minus the vodka) at your grocery store and this is the drink your friends will be asking you to make all weekend long. You probably have some cute pineapple-themed things to use before busting out the autumn and #thankful napkins, so here's your chance! 

Highlights

  • Ingredients: 4
  • Time: Under 5 minutes to enjoy. 
  • Equipment you'll need: A blender and serving glasses. 

Which recipe am I making first...?

I'm going for the watermelon hibiscus refresher! This ode-to-summer cocktail is the perfect drink for me to celebrate my watermelon obsession one last time this year before changing up the flavors. I also love floral drinks. Hibiscus reminds me of a few elixirs I've had at the spa before so who doesn't want to sip on something reminiscent of the most relaxing time you can enjoy? I'm excited to make these this weekend and I hope you are, too!

Which recipe has you most tempted? Will you dare to make a greater cocktail this weekend? Comment below and let me know!

Here's to my talented fellow food blogger Annie and the long weekend ahead... Cheers!