Enjoy your three day Labor Day weekend with simple, yet satisfying drinks. Each drink is 3 ingredients or less with optional garnish. Pour, stir, enjoy!When it comes to making drinks I’m just like you. Some days I go all out whipping up a complicated drink. It’s so worth the effort. But most days I just want something simple; an easy, yet satisfying drink. That could be as simple as a straight whiskey, vodka on the rocks or a multitude of duo or trio ingredient drinks. Because let’s face it; two or three ingredients are sometimes better than one, but simple is the name of the game at the end of the day.

Enjoy your three day Labor Day weekend with simple, yet satisfying 3 ingredient drinks. Each of the drinks below contains a base ingredient, mixer and in some cases a dash of bitters and optional garnish. Pour, stir, enjoy!

Find more 2 and 3 ingredient drinks for 3 day weekends here.

Ginger’s Sea Dog

Enjoy your three day Labor Day weekend with simple, yet satisfying drinks. Each drink is 3 ingredients or less with optional garnish. Pour, stir, enjoy!Ginger’s Sea Dog

1-1/4 ounce Pusser’s Rum

4 ounces Fentimans Ginger Beer

2 dashes Angostura bitters

2 Lime Wedges

Place ice into a large rocks glass. Add rum, ginger beer and Angostura bitters. Squeeze both lime wedges over top of drink and drop into the glass. Stir briefly.

Cherry Cooler

Enjoy your three day Labor Day weekend with simple, yet satisfying drinks. Each drink is 3 ingredients or less with optional garnish. Pour, stir, enjoy!Cherry Cooler

2 ounces Cherry Brandy

3 ounces Cola

Lemon Slice or Cherries

Place brandy in highball glass over fresh ice. Top with cola. Stir. Garnish with lemon slice or cherries according to preference.

Approximately 164 Calories w/ regular Cola – 128 Calories with Zero Calorie diet Cola

Foghorn

Enjoy your three day Labor Day weekend with simple, yet satisfying drinks. Each drink is 3 ingredients or less with optional garnish. Pour, stir, enjoy!Foghorn

2 ounces Gin

Ginger Beer

Lemon Slice Garnish

Place ginger beer in chilled pilsner glass leaving room for gin. Add gin. Garnish with lemon slice.

Or try it with ginger ale instead.

Gin & Ginger

Enjoy your three day Labor Day weekend with simple, yet satisfying drinks. Each drink is 3 ingredients or less with optional garnish. Pour, stir, enjoy!Gin & Ginger

2 ounces Gin

3 ounces Ginger Ale

Lemon Twist Garnish

Place gin in highball glass over fresh ice. Top with ginger ale. Stir. Garnish with lemon twist.

Moon Shot

Enjoy your three day Labor Day weekend with simple, yet satisfying drinks. Each drink is 3 ingredients or less with optional garnish. Pour, stir, enjoy!Moon Shot

1 ounce Gin

1-1/2 ounces Clam Juice

1 Dash Tabasco Sauce

Combine liquids in mixing glass with ice. Stir to blend. Pour into an Old Fashioned glass or divide drink between two shot glasses.

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Five 3 Ingredient drinks for 3 day weekends
  • Nicole McDonald

    Ooooh, I’ve never had a drink with ginger beer! I’m going to have to try that one.

  • Jamie | The Kitchenarium

    Looks like I need to pick up some Gin this weekend. Great cocktails!