When you’re sitting outside on your patio during the summertime with friends and family, there’s no question that you’ll want to enjoy a refreshing, chilled drink in the sun. One thing that’s undesirable, though: Mixing individual drinks for every guest. Not to mention refills!
So what do you do when faced with this dilemma? Mix up some pitcher drinks, of course!
The following pitcher drink recipes contain five or fewer ingredients, are simple to make and, most importantly, taste fantastic. They are made in bulk for your convenience. So sit back in your patio chair and pass the pitcher.
Mojitos are the perfect combination of minty and sour. Text your friends and family with a picture of your mojito, and they’ll likely be lining up down the block to enjoy one beside you. All these marvelous creations need are: two cans of limeade, one jug of club soda, 500ml. white rum, and 10 mint leaves. After that, simply put the leaves at the bottom of the pitcher of your choosing and muddle the whole thing with a spoon. Next, add the limeade and rum, stir in club soda, serve over ice and you’re done.
Strawberry Peach Sangria
Up next, a strawberry, peach sangria. If you love white wine and fruit on a summer day, then this recipe is perfect for you. It’s a bright orange color with strawberries and peaches floating on top. You’ll need a bottle of white wine, one cup of peach schnapps, half a can frozen lemonade, 6-10 thinly sliced strawberries, and half a can of thinly sliced peaches. After that, only one step necessary —combine all ingredients in a pitcher together and stir. Chill in fridge between two to six hours.
A cocktail punch pitcher has all the right ingredients to take you on a virtual vacation to the beach. It’s got a bubbly texture and tart taste, and it’s sure to a hit at whatever summer gathering you’ll be attending. To make it, combine 13 oz. vodka, 1 liter of tropical juice, 1 liter of blueberry juice and two cups of fresh or frozen fruit such as raspberries, grapes, oranges, or strawberries into a pitcher. After that, simply mix your concoction. When serving this drink, fill a glass halfway full with sparkling wine and then fill the remainder of the glass with the pitcher drink for maximum bubbles.
Looking for a classic chilled drink? This passion margarita is made with Corona and is a definite crowd pleaser. For this one, combine four bottles of Corona, 4 oz. of lime juice, and eight cups of Oasis Exotic Tropical Passion juice in a pitcher. After that, simply mix and serve. For a little extra spunk, you can also make a smoothie with a spiked up taste!
Pina coladas are the perfect summer pitcher drink. Make this recipe in a rectangular Tupperware and store in the freezer overnight. Combine and mix together one tub of Cool Whip, one can of pineapple juice and 750 ml of coconut rum. After that’s frozen, simply scoop it out and serve it in glasses.
All these recipes contain five or fewer ingredients. Not only are they simple, but they’re refreshing as well. With these drinks, you’ll never be a bad host — but you will get to relax and enjoy conversation just as much as your guests do. You’ll never dread hosting a summer party again. Now you’ve got a diverse repertoire of drinks to choose from, so take your pick and get mixing!
Written by the staff at Willie’s Pub and Pool. Willie’s has great drink specials and is one of the most atmospheric bars Columbia MO has to offer.