Labor Day Weekend is almost here, folks. For many of that means a long weekend and that is a reason to get excited. We know that Labor Day is a federal holiday (hence the day off) but the down side of Labor Days is that it signifies the end of the summer season. We aren’t one to argue, but just so you know, there are technically still three weeks of summer left after Labor Day – and in many states, much more than that. And while that means more time to be outside, that means the mosquitoes are still out there too. Until the weather consistently stays below 50 degrees the mosquitoes continue to breed and be active in our yards so Mosquito Joe will stay busy protecting you so you can get out there and make the most of these last few weeks!
There are lots of things you could be celebrating this weekend: your kids going back to school (hey, don’t be ashamed, we all need breaks!), the start of college football season, maybe you have a birthday in your family – or you could be celebrating the actual reason for the holiday which is the contributions and achievements of the 155 million men and women who are in the U.S. workforce.
Whatever your reason, the weather is perfect for some outdoor time. And in the spirit of celebrating (MoJo loves a celebration) and in the spirit of spirits below is a recipe for one of my favorite beverages at happy hour as the sun starts to sink, courtesy of Southern Living! We hope you have a safe and wonderful Labor Day weekend!
Raspberry Beer Refreshment
- 3/4 cup frozen raspberries*
- 3 1/2 (12-oz.) bottles beer, chilled
- 1 (12-oz.) container frozen raspberry lemonade concentrate, thawed
- 1/2 cup vodka
- Garnish: lemon and lime slices
- Stir together first 4 ingredients. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.
- *Fresh raspberries may be substituted.
- Note: To make ahead, stir together lemonade concentrate and vodka in a large container. Chill up to 3 days. Stir in raspberries and beer just before serving. Garnish, if desired.
Editors Note: Please drink responsibly!
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