Labor Day Libations

By on August 21, 2019

Labor Me Not Cocktail for Labor Day – September 3rd

Labor Day is the perfect day to “labor me not”, so we decided to name this fruity cocktail to honor that laid back attitude. RiverTop is the café at the River Bluff Water Experience, and sitting out there in the sunshine, swimsuit on, feet up, sitting beside the pool, is the extreme side of labor me  – not!

This combination of fruit juices and rum tantalizes the taste buds and quenches the quaking thirst after a ride down the Lazy River. Seems a theme is developing here.

So, come on out to the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. Take a short stroll to the RiverTop café and unwind with this lazy cocktail.  Or if you can’t get to San Antonio,  let us bring San Antonio to you where the drinks are strong and the days are long and labor day is celebrated early and often.

Labor Me Not Cocktail

2 oz. Brugal 1888 Rum*

4 oz. Pineapple

1 oz. Orange Juice

1 oz. Cream of coconut


Blend and garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.

  • Brugal Rum is a wonderful sipping whiskey. 1888 is first matured in hand-picked ex bourbon American oak casks, then in European oak, first-fill sherry casks.
    This blend of two worlds gives 1888 a complex yet smooth flavour profile.


Happy Labor [Me Not] Day – September 3rd!


About Linda Eckhardt

Linda West Eckhardt, is an award winning journalist, food writer, and nutritionist. Her more than 20 cookbooks have garnered prizes including the James Beard prize for the best cookbook for a text she wrote with her daughter, Katherine West DeFoyd, entitled Entertaining 101, Doubleday. Their follow-up book, Stylish One Dish Dinners, Doubleday, was also nominated for a James Beard prize. Their next book, The High Protein Cookbook, Clarkson Potter, remains a best seller after 12 years. That book was designed to accompany low carb diet plans. Her ground-breaking book, Bread in Half The Time, Broadway Books, was named the Best Cookbook in America by the prestigious IACP, The Julia Child award. Her award winning radio work with Jennifer English, for a national show on the Food and Wine radio network, was nominated for a James Beard Prize for a show called, “I Know What You Ate Last Summer.”