Pitcher Cocktail Recipes

Basil Lemon Drop
Where there's a pitcher, there's a party. Whether you're brunching, dinner partying, or hosting a (very) happy hour, these fun pitcher cocktail recipes are sure to hit the spot. Find icy margaritas, fruity sangria cocktails, spiked punch, and more!

Mexican Margaritas

Don't mind the haters -- sometimes basic is best! Prepare a pitcher of limey margs for your next fiesta. Whether you prefer yours blended or on the rocks, this classic recipe welcomes personal (and fruity!) tweaking.

Grilled Peach Frappe

Turn blushing peaches into a fancy frappe with a quick flip on the grill. Once the smoky slices are cooled, toss them in a blender with fresh lemon, sugar, and a swig of Southern Comfort for a cool, unexpected cocktail.

Lingonberry-Rose Cocktail

Rose-lovers will swoon over this 10-minute berry cocktail. Pop open your favorite bottle, mix with club soda and lemon juice, then stud with lingonberries for the sweetest cheers in happy hour history!

Coconut Cream Island Punch

C'mon -- spike the punch! (We know you want to.) This silky smooth recipe calls for grapefruit soda, coconut sorbet, fresh star fruit, and spiced rum.

Cucumber Sangria

If you haven't caught on, cucumbers in cocktails is super trendy right now. Here, we introduce the crisp garden fruit to white wine. The result? The most refreshing sangria you've ever sipped.

Spicy Beer Mary Cocktails

Try this hoppy take on your favorite AM cocktail, the bloody mary. The twist is simple: Just swap vodka for your favorite cold beer. We recommend a lager or pilsner.

Rose-Cucumber Cooler

Light, fresh, and all kinds of fragrant, this pale pink cocktail is perfect for hot summer days. Elderflower liqueur is the key to its garden goodness.

Strawberry Smash

As weird as it sounds, strawberries and whiskey make quite the delicious duo. Before you muddle the berries into your pitcher of Prosecco, soak them overnight in a chilled blend of strawberry soda and lime juice to help tame the bold whiskey flavor.

Sparkling Golden Sangria

Sass up your sangria with citrus -- a whole lot of it. Start with chopped nectarines, mandarins, and navel oranges, then finish with a lip-smacking splash of Cointreau.

Apple-Cinnamon Winter Sangria

Cool and crisp, this deep red sangria captures winter's favorite flavors: cranberries, brandy, honey, vanilla bean, and cinnamon. A premixed pitcher tucked in your fridge makes holiday hosting a snap.

Orange-Spiced Coffee

You've never brewed coffee like this before. Place cinnamon and fresh orange slices right in your coffee filter for a superfancy (and delicious!) cup of joe. Just don't forget the liqueur.


Meet cucumber's sweet cousin: pepino. Model your next cocktail after the tropical fruit by infusing crisp cucumber and lime with candylike agave. Jalapenos and tequila give it a signature south-of-the-border kick.

Strawberry Sangria

A pitcher of this strawberry studded sangria is essential for any summer party. Ali of Gimme Some Oven sweetens this sangria with honey, oranges, and summer strawberries.

The Porcupine

This sunny cocktail tastes like Hawaii in a glass, thanks to two hits of pineapple: one in the juice and the other as a garnish. Pale ale and Prosecco create the bubbly base.

Sweet Honey White Sangria

If you prefer a stronger drink, look no further. This supersweet sangria calls for three kinds of alcohol: brandy, orange liqueur, and sparkling Spanish Cava. Fizzy carbonated water calms it down.

Winter Warmer

Warm up blanketed winter nights with a pitcher of revamped vodka-cranberry. The secret? Candied ginger and your very own infused vodka. To make, fill a bottle of vodka with vanilla beans, let sit, strain, and serve!

Cranberry Cider Sangria

Cider isn't just for apples. This holiday-perfect cider sangria is filled with pomegranates, cranberries, and oranges, and it can be made up to five days before your party.

Pineapple-Ginger Punch

Don't just spike the punch -- electrify it with an infusion of sweet pineapple rum and zesty citrus juices. Slices of fresh ginger give it a spiced spin.

Apple Cider Bourbon Punch

Give homemade apple cider a facelift with lemon juice and a generous pour of bourbon. Cinnamon-coated apple chunks keep things naturally sweet.

Watermelon-Mint Coolers

These fizzy mojito-style cocktails were made for partying. Featuring fresh watermelon, white rum, and club soda, this easy-peasy pitcher recipe is sure to hit the spot.

Basil Lemon Drop

Upgrading vodka-lemonade is easy with fresh basil leaves and simple homemade syrup. Just muddle, stir, and sip away. For a sweet party look, garnish each glass with a slice of lemon.

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