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15 Big Batch Cocktails to Try

For those who love hosting, big batch cocktails save the day. They mix up the fun with less fuss, perfect for any social event. You’ll keep guests smiling without being stuck mixing drink after drink. These recipes are your secret to being the ultimate host. They blend simplicity with flavor, offering something for every taste. From refreshing sangrias to spirited punches, each recipe is a hit at gatherings. Your parties will be the talk of the town. Check out this roundup for crowd-pleasing sips.

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Fish House Punch

Fish House Punch
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Fish House Punch is a little time-consuming to make due to the need for muddling and allowing the drink to sit for a few hours. However, the taste you’ll create is well worth it! It combines rum, cognac, and peach brandy with refreshing citrus flavors and a hint of spice from some nutmeg. I love the combination of spiciness and citrus, as it is very refreshing and goes well with most foods.


Hibiscus Punch Royale

Hibiscus Punch Royale
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Hibiscus Punch Royale is one of the easier big-batch cocktails to make, as all you need to do is combine everything in a pitcher and allow it to chill. It gives off summer vibes with a combination of rum, champagne, citrusy lime juice, and floral, sweet notes of hibiscus syrup. I love this drink because of its bright red color and mix of sweet and tart flavors.


Big-Batch Moscow Mule

Big-Batch Moscow Mule
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Moscow Mules are easy to make, as you can mix everything in a pitcher and then top it off with ginger beer before serving. These delicious and refreshing drinks also only include three ingredients, so your shopping list will be short. Just combine vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer! The result is a spicy, citrusy, carbonated cocktail. I highly recommend adding mint sprigs for an extra refreshing zing.


Prosecco Margaritas

Prosecco Margaritas
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Margaritas are almost always a winner for any gathering. Luckily these prosecco margaritas are easy to make by combining tequila, orange liqueur, and prosecco with citrusy lime juice and simple syrup in a pitcher. The result is a tasty mix of sweet and sour. I think the prosecco brings in a nice fruitiness that you don’t usually get from a traditional margarita.


Pear and Pub Ale Party Punch

Pear and Pub Ale Party Punch
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If you’re having a gathering that features cookout food, this pear and pub ale party punch will be the perfect accompaniment. This easy recipe combines whiskey, rum, and ale with cinnamon-spiced, fruity syrup, and citrus juices. I think the alcohol choices pair especially well with the spicy and fruity notes.


Mojito Pitcher

Mojito Pitcher
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One of the most refreshing cocktails out there is the mojito. So, creating a pitcher of this drink is sure to be a hit with guests. This recipe uses rum, mint syrup, lime juice, and soda water. The mint syrup will take a little time to make. However, you can easily throw everything into a pitcher after making it. I love the mix of sweet, citrusy, and invigorating minty notes.


Big-Batch French 75

Big-Batch French 75
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Big-Batch French 75 is a great summer party drink with its combination of gin and champagne with a sweet simple syrup and zesty lemon juice. It has herbal and citrusy flavors, creating the perfect hot-weather refreshment. This is one of my go-to party drinks as it is like a spiked lemonade, and it’s easy to make.


Blood Orange Margaritas for a Crowd

Blood Orange Margaritas for a Crowd
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If you’re a fan of orange or citrus, this is a drink for you! The addition of sugar helps sweeten it a bit, but the citrus taste is quite strong. It combines tequila and orange liqueur with fresh blood orange and lime juice. You’ll simply need to stir everything together in a pitcher and serve! I love how invigorating and refreshing this drink is.


Tom’s Garden Cooler

Tom's Garden Cooler
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Tom’s Garden Cooler has a delicious mix of herbal and citrus notes, which is reminiscent of a mojito. It combines gin and elderflower liqueur with flavors of lemon, lime, and mint. All you need to do is stir everything in a pitcher and top it off with club soda! I love the combination of mint and lemon, as it creates an energizing feeling when it hits your taste buds.


Large Format Mezcal Negroni

Large Format Mezcal Negroni
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Big-batch cocktails like a Negroni pitcher can make the perfect pre-meal drink. It uses simple ingredients like mezcal, Campari, sweet vermouth, and water. That’s it! This delicious mix has notes of citrus and fruitiness with hints of herbs and spices. I like to serve this drink with appetizers, as it almost cleanses the palate.


Watermelon Lemonade

Watermelon Lemonade
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Watermelon lemonade is another easy drink that’ll be a big hit at your summer parties. Not only is it beautiful in color, but it bursts with flavor due to ingredients like gin, watermelon juice, lemon juice, and herb-based syrup. Combining these ingredients in a pitcher with sparkling water makes the perfect refreshment. I love the combination of sweetness with the herbs.


Spicy Jalapeño Margaritas For a Crowd

Spicy Jalapeño Margaritas For a Crowd
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Try kicking your margaritas up a notch with some spicy jalapenos! It can take a little time to make the jalapeno syrup, but the flavor is well worth it! Just mix the syrup and lime juice with tequila and orange liqueur in a pitcher for a citrusy drink with a spicy zing. I love the contrast between the citrus and peppery spice.


Spiked Strawberry Lemonade

Spiked Strawberry Lemonade
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Spiked strawberry lemonade is a drink that’ll quench everyone’s thirst with its mix of strawberry simple syrup, lemon juice, and vodka. After you make the syrup, just combine everything in a pitcher and serve! The syrup will bring in a tasty, sweet fruitiness, while the lemon juice brings in that lemonade zing. I love the color and the summer-like taste.


Ginger Grapefruit Bourbon Sour

Ginger Grapefruit Bourbon Sour
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This easy ginger grapefruit bourbon sour combines bourbon with grapefruit juice, sweet simple syrup, fresh ginger, and other citrus flavors. Simply mix your ingredients in a pitcher after creating your simple syrup. I love the taste of the fresh ginger with the grapefruit juice, as it brings in a nice zip.


Peach Plum Sangria

Peach Plum Sangria
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Fruity drinks are always a safe option at parties. This easy peach and plum sangria will be a crowd-pleaser with its combination of peach brandy, dry Riesling, simple syrup, and fresh fruits. I love the sweetness from the peaches, plums, and cherries, which contrasts well with the tart Riesling. Just ensure this drink sits in the fridge overnight to get the true flavors of the fruit!


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15 Big Batch Cocktail Recipes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
4.8 from 5 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: big batch cocktails
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
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