The Autumn season starts in literally 20 days --and speaking of twenty, 2020 has been quite a year. With the unofficial end of summer around the corner, we thought you might need some inspiration to create at home some delicious cocktails.

Find below some boozy recipes to not only enjoy the holiday weekend but also will give back to the community and support the environment.

  • Infused Tequilas that Give Back

From Monday, August 31st - Monday, September 7th, Tanteo Tequila will be donating 5% of proceeds from any item purchased in their online shop to the American Nurses Association.

Sweet Heat Margarita

Sweet Heat Tanteo Tequila will be donating 5% of proceeds from any item purchased in their online shop to the American Nurses Association. Courtesy

2 oz Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila

1 oz Fresh Lime Juice

¾ oz Agave Nectar

4-5 Raspberries 

Tanteo Jalapeño Salt Rim 

Direction: Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a salt-rimmed, ice-filled Rocks Glass. Garnish with a raspberry or jalapeño slice.

  • Outdoor Adventures That Give Back

Cheers Made from 100% recycled materials with $30 from each blanket sale, will be donated to support the conservation efforts of the American Prairie Reserve. Courtesy

High West just launched a limited-edition, charitable collaboration with Coalatree, an eco-minded outdoor gear and apparel company: the versatile High West X Coalatree Kachula Adventure Blanket, made from 100% recycled materials with $30 from each blanket sale, will be donated to support the conservation efforts of the American Prairie Reserve. Use it for a quick poncho, travel pillow, spot for a social distance picnic + more!

LET'S GO SPRITZING 

Cocktail Created by Jessica Stewart, For Oak, San Diego, CA. Courtesy

1.5 oz Vamonos Riendo Mezcal

0.75 oz Roasted Plum-Infused Fino Sherry

3 oz Champagne

Dehydrated Plum Chip

For the Roasted Plum-Infused Fino Sherry: 

Roast three plums on a wood-fired grill, add to one bottle of fino sherry, and let sit for 24 hours. Strain through a coffee filter. Enjoy within two weeks.

Direction: Combine all ingredients in a stemless wine glass, gently stir. 

Garnish with a dehydrated plum chip. 

  • Labor-Free Long Island Iced Tea

Cutwater Spirits have just released a brand-new, ready-to-enjoy canned cocktail: a Long Island Iced Tea, the 13.2% ABV throwback everyone needs right now. Cutwater’s elevated interpretation of the notorious dive bar classic features four of the brand’s award-winning spirits: Vodka, Rum, Gin, and Tequila, along with citrus notes and a splash of cola. 

Cutwater Spirits  Labor-Free Long Island Iced Tea. Courtesy

Blood Orange Margarita

Blood Orange Margarita Blood Orange Margarita for your soul! Courtesy

2 oz. Corralejo Reposado

2 oz. Blood Orange Juice

Fresh Squeezed

1⁄2 oz. Lime Juice

1⁄2 oz. Agave Nectar

Direction: Combine ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a blood orange wheel. Salt rim.

Woodford Reserve Porch Swing

Porch Swing Salud! Courtesy

1 ½ oz Woodford Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey

3/4 oz Lemon Juice

1/2 oz Honey

6 ozs Peach Tea

Direction:  Combine ingredients into a tall glass and stir. Garnish with a slice of peach or lemon wheel.