18 Delicious Cocktails You Can Make in Bulk, Because 1 Cup Just Isn't Enough
No matter what big events you have on your calendar, there's surely at least one that's going to call for a refreshing cocktail — or five. Rather than stocking up on an huge amount of beers and wine coolers, we have a proposition we think you'll love: bulk cocktails for entertaining. Perfect for Summer barbecues, holidays, birthday parties, weddings, you name it, you can't go wrong throwing together a signature drink for everyone to sip on. Whether you're feeling margaritas, sangria, or a dangerously sweet punch reminiscent of college pregames, there's something out there for everyone. Before your guests arrive, prepare one of these supereasy bulk cocktails and everyone will be asking you for the recipe.
Fact: a pitcher full of a pretty (and strong) cocktail is basically a lifesaver. This mojito pitcher is made of just five ingredients: rum, sugar, lime juice, club soda, and mint.
Pitcher Style Margaritas
Margaritas in bulk? Yes, please. These pitcher style margaritas only call for three ingredients (simple syrup, lime juice, and tequila). Don't forget the ice unless you want them to be super strong.
Ginger Beer Party Punch
Meet the drink all of your friends are going to ask you to make for their Summer parties: ginger beer party punch. Made with lemonade, Bud Light Lime, Ginger Beer, and lime and lemon slices for garnish, this is sweet, refreshing, and supereasy to DIY.
Strawberry Peach Frosé
Frosé will be a hit at any party and this strawberry peach frosé recipe is no exception. It's basically the alcoholic version of a healthy smoothie, which is something we can all get behind. Each batch takes only 10 minutes to make, proving that frosé is a breeze!
Kombucha Wine Spritzer
Calling all kombucha and wine enthusiasts: we've found the perfect drink for you. All that's needed to DIY these kombucha wine spritzers is white wine or Rosé, berry-flavored kombucha, ice, and mint for garnish.
Amaretto Bourbon Punch
Who's in the mood to throw cherries and orange slices in cocktails? This amaretto bourbon punch is the perfect excuse to do so.
Lavender Grapefruit Gin Bulk Cocktails
Perfect for a bridal shower or just about any dreamy occasion, these lavender grapefruit gin bulk cocktails are straight out of your Pinterest feed.
Mango & Plum Sweet Tea Cocktail
Sweet tea lovers, rejoice! This mango and plum sweet tea cocktail is made with tea, fresh orange juice, bourbon, Jeremiah Weed Sweet Tea Vodka, and cubed plum and mango.
If you don't own a punch bowl, this fizzy and fruity champagne punch is the ultimate excuse to pick one up. The list of ingredients is a little longer since you need to add in all of those fruits — orange, lemon, raspberries, pomegranate seeds — but it's still easy and definitely worth it.
Strawberry Pimm's Cup
Make a seriously good impression with this strawberry Pimm's cup. It's bursting with fresh produce, and we're already planning out the perfect poolside day to craft it up.
These blueberry mojitos are light and the perfect combination of minty and fruity. The best part? Each batch (six servings) takes only five minutes to make.
Boozy Watermelon Mint Lemonade
For a drink that's dangerously good, look no further than this boozy watermelon mint lemonade. It only calls for six ingredients and it's a summertime staple you can recreate over and over again.
Whiskey Sour Party Punch
A million times better when served in your backyard than the local bar, whiskey sour party punch will be a hit at every gathering.
Watermelon Frozen Gin and Tonic
Obviously we needed to include at least one beverage that's beautifully garnished with a watermelon wedge. Enter this watermelon frozen gin and tonic, a drink that's probably been saved on Pinterest a million times and can be easily recreated for your next party.
Hibiscus Arnold Palmer Drink
The hibiscus Arnold Palmer drink is the 'grammable, Summertime version of the 99 cent beverage we all know and love. Double or triple the recipe if you're looking to serve a serious crowd. Your guests will be amazed!
Minted Orange and Strawberry Coolers
These minted orange and strawberry coolers are a lot easier to make than you think. They only take 10 minutes and are equal parts refreshing and fruity.
Bourbon Peach Lemonade Punch
Love bourbon? Love lemonade? Meet your match: bourbon peach lemonade punch. The pitcher-style beverage will be requested over and over again once you do it the first time.
Cosmos For a Crowd
In the case that you're looking to get a little fancy, let us direct you to this handy recipe for
cosmos for a crowd. The key is to make a whole pitcher (or two or three) of the cosmo recipe beforehand, and then quickly shake and serve each one individually when it comes time to party. For the prettiest presentation, don't forget to garnish each bevvy with an orange twist.