big batch cocktails for Summer

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big batch cocktails for Summer

I LOVE to entertain. Love it. And I am always looking for fun beverages to serve my guests, aren’t you. So how about a few recipes of perfect-for-summer big batch cocktails?

Lets start with a new twist on an old classic – the Margarita!

big batch cocktails for Summer

We chose a classic, blown glass pitcher with a cobalt blue rim, and matching stemware. We paired it with printables from our “Wine and Cheese” themed set of decorations. A quick and cute label for the pitcher, and 2″ round tags (hole punched with ribbon) make the perfect personalized glass tags.

Limeade Margarita
Ingredients:
1 12 oz container of frozen concentrate limeade
1 12 oz bottle of beer
12 oz tequila
12 oz water
1 lime cut into wedges
ice cubes

In a medium pitcher, combine the limeade, beer, tequila and water. Stir well, making sure all the limeade has melted. Add ice. Pour into glasses and garnish with lime.

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Next up, how about a ice cold refreshing “Spiked” Arnold Palmer?

big batch cocktails for Summer

A vintage “mason jar” style glass pitcher was just the right vessel for this sweet lemonade-ice-tea-bourbon mixture. We are even using mason jars to serve up our drinks! And just to make sure our guests know this is a grown-up beverage, we added tags to the pitcher and to the glasses from our “Plaid Flannel” printable party kit.

Spiked Arnold Palmer
Ingredients:
4 tea bags
4 cups boiling water and 4 cups cold water
3/4 c sugar
1 t lemon zest
1 cup bourbon
1/2 cup lemon juice
lemon wedges

In a large bowl, pour boiling water over tea bags, sugar and lemon zest. Stir well until all the sugar is dissolved. Cover and let steep for 4 to 6 minutes. Remove the lemon zest & tea bags. Pour through a strainer into a large pitcher. Stir in the cold water, bourbon and lemon juice. Cover and chill at least one hour. Serve over ice and garnish with lemon wedge.

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And finally, a bright and beautiful Sangria!

cocktails by the pitcher

A modern glass pitcher with a glass stir rod, to keep the flavors mixed, was just right for this white wine and fruit medley. And what better tie on decor than our bright and colorful “Geometric” printables! A tag for the pitcher, and 2″ rounds -personalized- for our guests stemware.

White Sangria
Ingredients:
1 bottle dry white wine
2 teaspoons sugar
2 peaches, peeled and cut into wedges
1 orange, sliced
1 red apple, diced
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup seedless red grapes
1 pear, diced
1 kiwi, sliced
12 ounces lemon-lime soda

Pour wine and sugar into a pitcher and stir until all the sugar has dissolved. Add remaining ingredients, stir and chill for one hour.

big batch cocktails for Summer

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