28 Big-Batch Summer Drinks That Know How To Get Down

Leave all that shakin’ and stirrin’ to the pros. Let’s go find a container large enough to bathe a puppy in and fill it with booze and laugh and laugh and laugh.

1. Sparkling Peach and Thyme Sangria

Recipe here.

2. Perfect Pimm’s Cup

HULLO. Recipe here.

3. Watermelon Margaritas

Serves about four; please don’t hesitate to multiply. Recipe here.

4. Outlaw Lemonade

Except not actually outlaw, because if whiskey were illegal in this country I wouldn’t live here. Get the recipe.

5. Tangerine, Campari and Tequila Cocktail

Recipe here.

6. Strawberry-Ginger Punch

Calls for brandy, but there’s no law against experimenting with stronger stuff. Recipe here.

7. Hibiscus Arnold Palmers

Hibiscus tea makes a gorgeous pinky-orange color when you mix it with lemonade. Recipe here.

8. Grilled Citrus and Grape Sangria

Where there’s smoke, there’s awesome sangria. Recipe here.

9. Blueberry-Lavender Vodka Spritzer

Drink purple, as befits an emperor. Recipe here.

10. Sunset Punch

Bourbon, vermouth, lemon, ginger beer, gimme. Recipe here.

11. Lemon Balm Honeysuckle

Fresh mint is lovely if you can’t find lemon balm. Recipe here.

12. Watermelon and Peach Sangria

Recipe here.

13. Ginger Mojitos

Recipe here.

14. Strawberry Pisco Punch

Y’all know about pisco? It’s this interesting grape-type liquor that’s definitely worth playing around with, and works really nicely with all the fresh fruity things going on in this recipe.

15. Ruben’s Cooler No. 2

Gin and cucumber and nope that’s it that’s all you need to know. Recipe here.

16. Charleston Dragoon’s Punch

A little black tea and brandy for the classy ladies and gents out there. Recipe here.

17. Ginger Shandies

If you don’t think beer and ginger beer go together, you can GET OUT OF MY BACK YARD. Recipe here.

18. Pitcher-Perfect Margaritas

Cheating a little with frozen limeade make margs in bulk easy. Recipe here.

19. Watermelon Sugar

Essentially an enormous, spicy watermelon margarita. Recipe here.

20. Indian Summer Cup

Anyone who brings an enormous quantity of fruity gin and tonic to my party will absolutely be invited back. Recipe here.

21. Red Wine Sangria with Strawberries

Make this ahead to give the fruit and booze some quality cuddling time together. Recipe here.

22. Pineapple Mint Punch

Recipe here.

23. Sweet Cherry Ginger Spiked Soda

Recipe here.

24. Thai Basil Sangria

Recipe here.

25. Black Rose

It’s not summer until you’re drinking something that involves rosé. Recipe here.

26. Cucumber Pimm’s Cup

Written for six cups’ worth, but feel free to double (or triple) up for more people. Recipe here.

27. Sweet Tea Bourbon Cocktails

Meant to be. Recipe here.

28. Gin, Grapefruit and Hibiscus Punch

This is the house punch at Hillside Farmacy in Austin. Recipe here.

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