Planning a summer gathering? While you can’t go wrong with serving unlimited chilled wine, why not try your hand at a big-batch cocktail recipe? There are so many brilliant drink ideas out there, including options for both the novice mixologist and the seasoned mixed drink-maker.
As inspiration for your next get-together, FabFitFun rounded up ten perfect-for-summer cocktail recipes for a (very) thirsty crowd. Our Pinterest-approved list includes everything from the adult version of the slushie to the hands-down easiest margarita recipe on the internet—cheers!
You’re looking at one of the most refreshing recipes for your summer gatherings. All this drink takes to bring to life is white wine, ginger beer, three types of citrus juice, and orange, lemon, and lime slices for garnish.
Believe it or not, this fancy-schmancy beverage only requires four ingredients: rosé, peaches, sugar, and marjoram. And since both the frosé and simple syrup require advanced preparation, you can preemptively prepare for a long night of imbibing.
Transport you and your guests to the Caribbean with this perfect-for-summer cocktail recipe that takes just minutes to whip up in a large pitcher for eight.
You can never go wrong with a heaping bowl of punch. The best part about this recipe is that you can make a fresh batch in just five minutes tops when you’re inevitably in need of more.
Not only do these summer cocktails taste amazing, but they’re also born to be Instagrammed. Don’t forget to garnish with mint sprigs and lime wheels if you want them to look next-level professional.
Nothing says warm weather quite like a cold glass of lemonade—or one spiked with something strong. Teamed with peaches, vodka, and club soda, it’s the perfect adult version of the beloved summer beverage.
This recipe yields 12 servings, but you can easily double it (or triple it—no judgment) by prepping a substantial amount of premix and storing it in the fridge ahead of time.
Cocktail-lovers: It’s time to put your muddler set to good use. To take this recipe from delicious to unforgettable, be sure to use fresh strawberries.
Name something more enticing than a pina colada in the sun—we’ll wait! While this recipe only yields two, they’re wildly easy to whip up. Just make sure you have enough ingredients for your guests, and you’re in the clear.
For a drink that packs a punch, look no further than this Long Island Iced Tea recipe. The dangerously drinkable cocktail comprises five types of liquors, but the simple syrup and cola help ensure it doesn’t taste too strong.
xx, The FabFitFun Team