Bring the party this season with a playful batch cocktail! These festive drinks are easy to prepare in advance and a great hands-off way to keep your guests satiated. Mix up the base ahead of your party, then add ice, bubbles, and any fun garnishes as your guests arrive. Everyone can help themselves, so you’re not stuck playing bartender all night. Here, 8 colorful batch cocktails to try now.
Break out your favorite summertime gin to brew up the perfect backyard BBQ sipper with this recipe from Le Petit Eats. Spotlighting a homemade peach puree that subdues the herbaceous green tea to produce an invigorating, subtly sweet flavor, this might just be your new go-to adult beverage this summer.
A perfect cocktail for those mild, spring-into-summer evenings, this sparkling watermelon-flavored lemonade from Peanut Butter & Fitness shows off breathtaking shades of purple and pink. A drink so gorgeous, we almost feel bad making it disappear!
This drink has long been a favorite potable, particularly this time of year, due to its sweet-bitter-salty flavor combination. MyRecipes upped the ante by turning the Salty Dog into a festive slushy, one that’s certain to delight and refresh any guests you deem worthy.
This recipe from Epicurious drinks like a classic French 75 with gin. The Champagne makes it effervescent and celebratory, and we love the idea of freezing the citrus rounds in your ice for some visual flair. Pro-tip: To avoid watering down your batch cocktail, freeze water in a loaf pan or a large Bundt pan to make large ice cubes that melt slower.
This cocktail from Olive Magazine is made with rum and tropical juices like OJ and pineapple juice. A splash of grenadine gives it a colorful sunset look, making it a vibrant choice for your next backyard bash. Garnish with fresh fruit and citrus slices.
We’ll be making this easy breezy pitcher cocktail recipe from The Charming Detroiter long into summer. It’s made with juicy nectarines, blueberries, fresh basil, and Sauvignon Blanc. You can mix the whole thing together in advance so it can infuse in your fridge until your guests arrive.
As we dive into strawberry season in Texas, now is the perfect time to make this refreshing cocktail. The combination of herbal gin and bitter Campari calls to mind the profile of a classic Negroni, but if these spirits aren’t for you, feel free to skip the Campari altogether or swap out the gin for vodka or a light golden rum. You can comfortably make this recipe your own. The strawberry–black pepper syrup makes enough for 30 cocktails, so this recipe can yield a big batch!
Julie’s Eats and Treats presents this classic vodka cocktail that brings together grapefruit and cranberry juice for a refreshing drink that can be enjoyed year-round! Make it as an individual cocktail or a large batch for a party. It’s super easy.