Food and Cocktail Pairings to Prep for Your Labor Day Weekend Getaway
We tapped NYC-based cocktail company Hella Cocktail Co. to craft a menu.
Holiday weekends were made for relaxing with family and friends, whether you choose to host a group at home, or escape to the beach or countryside. However, the latter presents a unique challenge, at least when it comes to planning what cocktails to craft without the arsenal of your home bar.
To help, we enlisted some experts—the team at Hella Cocktail Co., a Brooklyn-based cocktail company offering non-alcoholic mixes, syrups, and bitters—to select a cocktail for each pivotal point in the weekend and explain how to make it. (Each recipe incorporates the company’s all-natural products, like Bloody Mary mix and smoked chili bitters.)
“We always make sure that our products empower people who want to make and share their own craft cocktails,” Eddie Simeon, one of the brand’s three founders, told DEPARTURES. “All of them have a bold flavor, and we make them with real ingredients you’d find in your own kitchen.”
The team also picked party foods to pair with each drink, plus a list of barware to pack that’s sure to cover all the festivities.
Hella Cocktail Co. is a member of the American Express® Platinum Collective, an advisory board that helps create experiences and benefits for Platinum Card® Members.