Every good party has to have a signature cocktail but when you’re entertaining a big crowd, making fifty individuals cosmos isn’t exactly realistic. This year, ditch the cocktail shakers and whip up a big batch of drinks you can serve to your guests with a pitcher and a glass. Hosting will be easier for you and your guests will be happy they can easily get seconds.
Here are a few of our favorite pitcher drinks to make this warm weather season.
A Pimm’s Cup is one of our favorite summer beverages, especially this recipe for a pitcher. The fresh ingredients and refreshing sweet flavor are impossible to beat. You’ll need:
- 3 cups ice cubes
- 4 mint sprigs
- 1/3 cucumber
- ½ orange
- 1.5 cups Pimm’s
- 1 bottle lemon lime soda (like 7Up)
Arnold Palmers a classic whether boozy or not but naturally we prefer them with a touch of the good stuff. We love this recipe because it doesn’t just default to sweet tea vodka but has a lemony twist you won’t expect.
- 2 cups of fresh brewed iced tea
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 cup sugar
- 5 lemons
- 2 oz. Limoncello (per serving)
Next to cocktail pitchers, beer pitchers are our next favorite thing. And this Ginger Shandy recipe combines the two perfectly. Whip a batch up to please your guests and have plenty for yourself.
- 1 bottle ginger beer (12 oz.)
- 3 bottles chilled Belgian ale
- 1 lemon
- Mint sprigs
What’s your favorite pitcher drink to make? Tell us below.