17 Big-Batch Cocktails To Whip Up At Your Next Outdoor Party

Feed a thirsty crowd with these delicious drink recipes.

Ooh, guys. It’s summer, our favorite season, one that encourages throwing parties outside, grilling food over fire and devising new tactics to hold onto sweaty cocktail glasses. We know you’ve felt the mercury rise over the last few days, and we’re here to offer some new inspirations for summer big-batch cocktails.

Each summer we fall totally in love with one particular drink that we make over and over. One year it was the Pucker Up; another year we only wanted to drink beer cocktails. Will this summer be the year of the caipirinha? The classic Mai-Tai? We’re not quite sure yet. We’ll be sure to let you know when we figure it out, as long as you tell us what your liquid refreshment will be this summer, too. Check out the cocktails below and see if you find a favorite.

How Sweet Eats
Blood Orange Sangria
Get the Blood Orange Sangria recipe from How Sweet Eats
Garnish With Lemon
Meyer Lemon Whiskey Sours
Get the Meyer Lemon Whiskey Sours recipe from Garnish With Lemon
Garnish With Lemon
Bubbly Strawberry Mojitos
Get the Bubbly Strawberry Mojitos recipe from Garnish With Lemon
Love And Confections
Blueberry Sangria
Get the Blueberry Sangria recipe from Love And Confections
Garnish With Lemon
Peach Rosé Sangria
Get the Peach Rosé Sangria recipe from Garnish With Lemon
Mimosa Pitcher
Get the Mimosa Pitcher recipe from Diethood
Cooks With Cocktails
Apple And Pear Sangria
Get the Apple And Pear Sangria recipe from Cooks With Cocktails
Simple Bites
Raspberry Rhubarb Collins Party Punch
Go Go Go Gourmet
Fireball Sangria
Get the Fireball Sangria recipe from Go Go Go Gourmet
College Housewife
Sparkling Lemonade Sangria
Get the Sparkling Lemonade Sangria recipe from College Housewife
Green Tomato Bloody Mary
Jelly Toast Blog
Bloody Mary Bar
Get the Bloody Mary Bar recipe from Jelly Toast Blog
Mind Over Batter
Watermelon Agua Fresca
Get the Watermelon Agua Fresca recipe from Mind Over Batter
Giggling Spoons
Get the Tangiroska recipe from Giggling Spoons
Giraffes Can Bake
Frisky Summer Punch
Get the Frisky Summer Punch recipe from Giraffes Can Bake
Garnish With Lemon
Watermelon Gin Punch
Get the Watermelon Gin Punch recipe from Garnish With Lemon
Cooks With Cocktails
Whiskey With Homemade Lemonade
Get the Whiskey With Homemade Lemonade recipe from Cooks With Cocktails

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