Easy Recipes for Your Labor Day Weekend Feast

Labor Day Weekend is coming, and we're đź’Ż here for it! Make the last moments of summer more memorable with these amazing recipes, using our ALL-IN-ONE functional mixer (a MUST HAVE in every pantry, for sure)!

Purely is the perfect addition to your BBQ meat marinades, salad dressings, dips & sauces, cocktails, mocktails - you name it, Purely is perfect for it!

BBQ MARINADES

Replace vinegar or any acid you would normally add to your marinade with Purely Ginger Lime or Pineapple Thai Chili flavor. We LOVE this Baby Back Ribs recipe from food52!

Baby Back Ribs

Baby back ribs marinade with healthy drinking vinegar or shrub

Ingredients:

  • 2 racks baby back ribs (about 4-1/2 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 6 tbsp Purely Ginger Lime
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • Barbecue sauce, optional

Directions:

  1. Combine broth, soy sauce, 1/2 cup sugar, Purely, olive oil and garlic. Place ribs in a shallow baking dish; pour two-thirds of the marinade over ribs. Turn to coat; refrigerate overnight, turning occasionally. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  2. Drain ribs, discarding marinade. Combine remaining sugar, salt and seasonings; rub over both sides of ribs.
  3. Grill ribs, covered, on an oiled rack over indirect medium heat for 30 minutes on each side.
  4. Baste with reserved marinade, or, if desired, barbecue sauce. Move ribs to direct medium heat and cook until pork is tender, turning and basting occasionally, 20-40 minutes longer.

SALAD DRESSINGS

Salads are a perfect dish to bring to a Labor Day BBQ Party. It's easy, healthy, and YUMMY! Try this delicious salad dressing you can whip up in under 3 minutes!

Japanese Ginger Salad Dressing

Japanese Ginger Salad using Purely drinking vinegar shrub

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Purely Ginger Lime or Ginger Pear
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • ÂĽ cup soy sauce
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp minced fresh ginger root
  • 1 tsp prepared Dijon-style mustard
  • 2 tsp honey
  • Ground black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the Purely, soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, mustard, honey and pepper.
  2. Once these are thoroughly combined, add the oil in a steady stream, whisking constantly.
  3. When all of the oil is incorporated into the dressing, pour into a glass jar and chill until serving.

COCKTAIL PUNCH BOWLS

Nothing says summer party quite like refreshing punch bowls - and the best thing about it: V A R I E T Y. Have a go at one of our most favorite recipes — Grapefruit Sparkler!

Grapefruit Sparkler Punch Bowl

Grapefruit Punch Bowl recipe for parties using Purely organic drinking vinegar shrub

Ingredients:

  • 10-16 oz Purely Grapefruit Citrus (add more based on your preference)
  • 750 ml white wine
  • 3/4 cup vodka
  • 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 1 thinly sliced red grapefruit

Directions:

  1. Add Purely, white wine, vodka a large punch bowl.
  2. Stir several time to make sure everything is fully combined.
  3. Add ice and garnish with grapefruit slices and rosemary sprigs!

More Cocktail Punch Bowl recipes here!

COCKTAILS & MOCKTAILS

Labor Day Weekend is the perfect time step back and raise a glass to everything you’ve accomplished thus far! We have TONS of cocktail & mocktail recipes, but we've done all the work for you & picked the best ones!

Sassy Pineapple

Sassy Pineapple cocktail using cocktail mixer Purely drinking vinegar Thai Chili flavor

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Shake with ice and serve over big ice.
  2. Sip sip enjoy!

 

Ginbiotic

Recipe by: Teresa Tran

Ginbiotic Cocktail recipe using cocktail mixer Purely drinking vinegar

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Stir
  2. Pour over round ice cube with tonic
  3. Garnish with cucumber and thyme for a refreshing nose with every sip 
 

Strawberry Shrub Cocktail

Strawberry shrub cocktail recipe using Purely drinking vinegar cocktail mixer

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Purely Strawberry Lemon
  • 1 oz orange flavored liqueur Cointreau
  • 4 oz vodka
  • 4 oz club soda
  • Lime rounds for garnish
  • **Special equipment: cocktail shaker

Directions:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the shrub, orange liqueur and vodka.
  2. Shake well and strain into a stemmed flute or martini glass.
  3. Top with club soda and garnish with a lime wheel.

 

SUMMER DESSERTS

The sun is shining, and it's time to think smoothies, popsicles and sorbet for dessert! Who doesn't love desserts?

Sparkling Grapefruit Sorbet

Grapefruit summer sorbet using Purely drinking vinegar shrub

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/4 cups sparkling water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup Purely Grapefruit Citrus
  • 1 tbsp grapefruit zest (from about 2 grapefruits)
  • **Special equipment: ice cream maker

Directions:

  1. Combine water and sugar in a saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar dissolves.
  2. Remove from heat, add zest and let cool.
  3. Once cool, add Purely, stir, cover and refrigerate a couple of hours until thoroughly chilled.
  4. Once chilled thoroughly, add sparkling water, and then churn in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions.
  5. Transfer frozen sorbet into a freezer safe container, and freeze for 4 hours prior to serving. (Note: Stirring the frozen mixture after 2 hours will help produce a sorbet that is lighter in texture.)

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