18 Simple Big-Batch Drinks for Summer Entertaining
With summer in the air and thirsty friends popping by at every turn, it’s always a great idea to have a pitcher of your favorite beverage—boozy or not—on hand just in case. With that in mind, we pulled together 18 of the best flavored waters, sangrias, margaritas, and lemonades—all so good that they each deserve their own pitcher at your next backyard bash!
Think of it as the grown-up version of carnival lemonade—vodka optional. So until the Ferris wheels and elephant ears pull into town, best to whip up a batch of this and enjoy. Get the recipe.
The paloma combines tequila with the tart and fresh flavors of grapefruit and lime juices to create the most refreshing of libations. Typically a paloma is topped with a lime or grapefruit wedge, but I really love adding a slice or two of jalapeño for some heat or a fresh sprig of mint to cool it down. Get the recipe.
I mean, what’s tastier than bits of fresh pear, strawberry, and nectarine all doused in champagne with a splash of pear vodka? Because this festive drink is so light and refreshing, it’s the perfect summertime sipper to serve at parties. Get the recipe.
Not only is this lemonade pretty in pink, but it basically tastes like sunshine in a glass too, and for that, I’m a mega-fan! Get the recipe.
This sweet-versus-tart combo has won my heart, and it goes hand in hand with some particularly wonderful evenings (think Mexican date nights with your S.O. or catch-up sessions with friends). Get the recipe.
We love this pretty-as-pie Shirley Temple with a ginger twist! Get the recipe.
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Do you have any go-to batched cocktails you make? Share the recipe in the comments!