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Labor Day weekend is this coming weekend in and out of Manhattan, and we’re all catching our last bits of summer sun and bites of BBQ. Celebrate a long year of hard work with Angry Orchard hard cider—the most refreshing way to end the summer!

Refreshing Cider for End of Summer:

Enjoy the fruits of your labor this Labor Day with Angry Orchard Crisp Apple (ABV 5%), a cider so crisp and refreshing that it tastes like you’re taking a bite out of a fresh apple. Available in both bottles and cans (12oz. & 16oz.), Angry Orchard Crisp Apple is perfect for when you’re grilling, chilling, or on-the-go.

Cider Cocktails

Mixologist Jeremy Oertel, one of Food & Wine’s Best New Mixologists, uses hard cider to create light and refreshing cocktails with complex flavor profiles. There’s one for the whole party, and one made especially for you

Here are some of his creations that you can make at home!

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Credit: Angry Orchard

Angry on the Beach (punch)

4 12 oz bottles Angry Orchard Crisp Apple
4 cups Watermelon Juice
1 cup Vodka
1 cup Cointreau or Orange Liqueur
1 cup Lime Juice
0.5 cup Orange Juice
1 Navel Orange Sliced
1 Lime Sliced
Watermelon Chunks

Method: In a large container add the watermelon juice, Vodka, Cointreau, limejuice and orange juice. Stir in ice, orange slices, lime wheels, and watermelon chunks. Top off with Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider and stir gently to combine. Serve!

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Credit: Angry Orchard

Angry Refreshmint (single serve)

1 oz White Rum
.5 oz Lime Juice
.5 oz Simple Syrup
1 dash Angostura Bitters
2 Slices Cucumber (Muddled)
5 to 6 Mint Leaves (Muddled)
4 oz Angry Orchard Crisp Apple

Method: Muddle mint and cucumber in a shaker then add all ingredients except cider. Shake with ice and fine strain into a rocks glass with ice and top with cider. Garnish with a mint sprig and cucumber wheel.

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Credit: Angry Orchard

Angry Firework (single serve)

Angry Orchard Crisp Apple
1 oz blue curacao
1 oz raspberry schnapps

Method: In a pint glass, combine 1 oz blue curacao and 1 oz raspberry schnapps over ice. Fill with Angry Orchard Crisp Apple. Garnish with a lime wedge.

For more information on Angry Orchard, check out their official site.