Happy Labor Day from Philadelphia Event Planners

The History:

Labor Day- A celebration of American Labor Movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers.

The Reality:

A weekend celebration to wrap up the summer and prepare for the starting of school , reality of needing to start holiday shopping and rotating closets from t-shirts to hoodies!


A recent visit to the historical Berwyn Tavern built in 1959, which inspired our suggestions for this blog about summery cocktails and beers!


Owner Joe Rexroat and the friendly staff at BT will be serving up the last of summer’s brews and their summer specialty drinks.




Recipes provided in case you are away!


A Classic Mojito

What you need:

  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • ½ lime, cut into 4 wedges
  • 2 tablespoons of simple syrup
  • 1 cup of ice cubes
  • 1 ½ ounces of white rum
  • Splash of club soda


Place mint leaves and 1 lime wedge into a sturdy glass. Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice. Add 3 more lime wedges and the simple syrup, and muddle again to release the lime juice. Do not strain the mixture. Fill the glass almost to the top with ice. Pour the rum over the ice, and fill the glass with carbonated water. Stir, taste and garnish with the remaining lime wedge.



Intern Sarah- modeling the Classic Mojito


The Pineapple Basil Margarita (8 Servings)

  • 4 cups of pineapple chunks
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cups of lime juice
  • 1 cup silver tequila
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • Ice cubes
  • Pineapple chunks for garnish


Pulse pineapple chunks in a blender until chopped. Muddle the basil with sugar in a large pitcher and then add the pineapple, lime juice, tequila and salt. Fill the pitcher with ice and then serve in a cup with a pineapple garnish.



Karen’s Favorite!



The Strawberry Mint Gin Infusion

  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 3 fresh strawberries, 2 muddled and 1 for garnish
  • 3 ounces of gin
  • Club soda
  • Fresh mint sprig for garnish


In a tall glass, combine the sugar and a squeeze of juice from the lime wedge. Muddle to dissolve the sugar. Add the sliced strawberries and lightly muddle. Fill the glass with ice and add the gin. Shake and then top with a splash of club soda and garnish with the last strawberry and a sprig of mint.



Kassie’s Favorite


Hard Blueberry Lemonade

  • 2 tablespoons fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 fresh mint leaves
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 ounce of vodka
  • Splash of club soda
  • A couple of blueberries to float in the cocktail for a garnish


In a highball glass, muddle blueberries, lemon juice and mint. Fill the glass to the rim with ices cubes. Add the gin and then top with club soda. Stir gently and then place blueberries in the glass.



Sarah’s Favorite!


Fall and Winter brews will be coming soon….Here are some of the Berwyn Tavern’s hottest selling brews!




Enjoy the rest of your summer and don’t forget to try one of these delicious concoctions!  Stay Safe and Responsible this weekend as you celebrate the end of summer with friends and family!




Karen, Kassie & Sarah