POPSUGAR Celebrity

8 Pitcher-Perfect Cocktails

Aug 31 2013 - 4:25am

Cocktails taste better when they're enjoyed with good company, but rather than craft a bunch of different beverages, make pitcher drinks like sangria and punch. All you have to do is make a large batch, and everyone gets a glass faster. Hooray! Here are a few of our favorites, just in time for that pool party, BBQ, or whatever else you have planned for the holiday weekend.

Jalapeño Margarita

Not for the faint of heart, this margarita recipe [1] has the addition of jalapeño, which adds a spicy kick to the classic tequila drink.

Redhead in Bed

Strawberries are the star ingredient in this refreshing libation [2]. The festive color and large batch (it serves 10) make it perfect for a party.

Red Sangria

This red sangria [3] is easy to make in advance and calls for ingredients you likely already have on hand; it also accommodates anywhere from one to 100!

Strawberry Margaritas

You'd be surprised at how sweet the fresh strawberries make this margarita recipe [4]. It's a potent crowd-pleaser, sure to get the conversation flowing.

Salty Dog

Ultrasimple (it only requires grapefruit juice, vodka, and salt!) and mouthwatering, a salty dog [5] is a concoction that might quickly become your go-to party drink.

Classic Mai Tai

This classic mai tai recipe [6] packs a tropical punch and can be easily adjusted to serve a large group; a solid choice for toasting to a celebration!

Easy White Sangria

Sangria isn't just for red wines! Just like its red counterpart, this recipe [7] takes advantage of robust orange and apple flavors and capitalizes on fleshy Summer fruits, like peaches and mangoes.

Classic Mojito

The ingredients in a classic mojito [8] are easy to come by: rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water, and mint. The result is absolutely sublime and can easily be added to a big pitcher!

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