Food & Drink

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

05/19/2015 10:21am ET | Updated February 8, 2017

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.

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