6 Cocktail Recipes You Can Make In A Pitcher

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Hosting a warm-weather soiree just got a whole lot easier thanks to these delicious (and of course, Instagrammable) cocktail recipes. Make them in large quantities and serve them in a pitcher so you don’t have to spend time playing bartender for your brunch guests. It’s like batch cooking, but for booze.

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Lauren Volo

Rosé Lemonade

Recipe author: The Kitchn

Serves: 8

Ingredients: Ice 1 bottle dry rosé wine 3 cups lemonade 1 medium lemon, sliced 1 can club soda

Directions: Full recipe instructions can be found here.

Sparkling Ice

Watermelon Vodka Lemonade

Recipe author: Sparkling Ice

Serves: 6 to 8

Ingredients: 3 cups seedless watermelon pieces 3 lemons, juiced 1/4 cup fresh mint, plus more for garnish 1/2 cup vodka 2 cups Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade

Directions: In a blender, puree the watermelon and lemon juice, then strain through a sieve into a pitcher. Add mint, vodka and Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade, then stir. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh mint.

Kimberley Hasselbrink

Mixed Melon & Limoncello Sangria

Recipe author: The Kitchn

Serves: 4

Ingredients: 3/4 cup Limoncello, chilled 8 to 10 mint leaves, plus sprigs for garnish 1 cup cantaloupe cubes 1 cup honeydew cubes 1 bottle Pinot Grigio, chilled

Directions: Full recipe instructions can be found here.

Faith Durand

Blood Orange Mimosa

Recipe author: The Kitchn

Serves: 8

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups blood orange juice 1 bottle dry sparkling wine 8 to 10 blood orange twists, for garnish

Directions: Full recipe instructions can be found here.

Vicky Wasik

Suns 'n' Roses

Recipe author: Serious Eats

Serves: 6 to 8

Ingredients: 8 oz water 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 vanilla bean, split 1/4 cup dried apricots (about 6 pieces), diced 1/4 cup diced fresh peach or nectarine 10 oz stone fruit syrup 15 oz aged rum (such as Flor de Caña 7 Year) 12 oz brewed white tea, cooled 6 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice, from 6 to 8 medium lemons Mint sprigs, for garnish

Directions: Full recipe instructions can be found here.

Sarah Derer/Drinking Woman

Paloma Punch

Recipe author: Drinking Woman

Serves: 8 to 10

Ingredients: 2 cups tequila blanco 3 cups fresh grapefruit juice 2 cups lime-mint syrup Sparkling water

Directions: Full recipe instructions can be found here.