Published on September 2nd, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz


You Can Celebrate Labor Day With Casamigos Via These 3 Fun Tequila-Based Cocktail Recipes

Today, hundreds of millions of Americans are celebrating Labor Day. While part of an extended weekend, the national holiday also signifies that the summer season is almost at its end.

The ultra-premium tequila known as Casamigos — a name you likely recognize thanks to founders George Clooney, Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman — is regularly part of joyful celebrations. So for those of us still celebrating the summer of 2019, below are 3 fun and easy-to-make cocktail recipes courtesy of Casamigos, which can be visited online at

Lavender Spritzer

– 2 oz. Casamigos Blanco Tequila
– 1.5 oz. Lavender syrup
– 0.5 oz. Fresh lemon juice
– 0.5 oz. Grapefruit juice
– 2 Dashes lavender bitters
– Top off with grapefruit soda water

– Add all ingredients into a shaker and shake vigorously for 8-10 seconds.
– Strain into a Collins glass and add fresh ice.
– Garnish with a lavender sprig and lemon peel.

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Pineapple Cilantro Margarita

– 2 oz. Casamigos Reposado
– 1 oz. Pineapple Juice
– 0.5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
– 0.5 oz. Simple Syrup
– 8–10 Cilantro Leaves
– Optional: ½ Thick Rim of Sugar, Cilantro Salt (Equal Parts)

– Combine all ingredients into tin shaker.
– Add ice.
– Shake vigorously for 8–10 seconds.
– Strain into rocks glass.
– Add ice.
– Garnish with 2 pineapple leaves.

El Diablo

– 2 oz. Casamigos Blanco
– 1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
– 0.5 oz. Agave Nectar
– 4 Blackberries
– 4 Basil Leaves
– 2 Serrano Slices

– Combine all ingredients into tin shaker.
– Muddle fruit/herbs.
– Add ice.
– Shake vigorously.
– Fine strain into rocks glass.
– Add ice.
– Garnish with a large basil leaf and 2 blackberries though skewer.

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is a New York resident (and Long Island native) with over 15 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. In the years following, he worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer.Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Format Magazine, Businessweek, The Improper, the L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. He has been a member of the SATW and the IFWTWA organizations as a food and travel writer.Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host the recently-launched "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with PureGrainAudio.

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