Labor Day began in the late 19th century as a celebration of the working class, who were, at that time, just starting to gain rights and recognition as a political force. Today, though, the holiday is fêted as a final summer hurrah. It’s a long weekend of cookouts and barbecues and the last chance to wear white pants. While we love a good grilling marathon as much as the next session sipper, we think there’s a way to refocus the holiday on the working man (and woman) while still partying it up using cocktails.
Here, eight patriotic and work-themed cocktails to return your Labor Day party to its labor-centric roots.