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15 Refreshingly Delicious Cocktail Pitchers for Your Next BBQ

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What better way to enjoy a good BBQ than with cocktail pitchers that will provide an abundance of refreshing summer cocktails?

Whether you fancy gin and Prosecco, a tropical gin punch or pink gin on ice, here’s our shortlist for the best cocktail pitchers you could enjoy this summer.

Boathouse Punch

Ingredients

  • 225 ml gin
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • 150 ml Aperol
  • 100 ml lemon juice
  • 100 ml orange juice
  • 100 ml grapefruit juice
  • 150 ml prosecco
  • orange wheels to garnish

Method

  1. Juice the lemon and reserve the peel
  2. In a bowl, muddle the lemon peel with the sugar and allow to sit overnight
  3. 30 minutes before serving add the gin, Aperol, lemon juice and elderflower liqueur and leave to steep for 30 minutes
  4. Strain into an ice filled jug
  5. Top up with Prosecco
  6. Garnish the punch bowl and glasses with orange slices

Recipe and image by Nick Smith 


Gin Sangria

cocktail pitchers

Ingredients

  • 100 ml Mango & Pineapple Liqueur
  • 200 ml White wine
  • 200 ml Lemonade
  • 200 ml Pineapple juice
  • Lemon and lime slices
  • Mint leaves

Method

  1. Pour ingredients into a pitcher.
  2. Garnish with lemon and lime slices and mint leaves.
  3. Top with ice.

Recipe and images via Eden Mill


Warmer Cup

cocktail pitchers

Ingredients

  • 100 ml Warner’s Harrington Dry Gin
  • 100 ml Warner’s Sloe Gin
  • 200 ml homemade ice tea
  • Lemonade

Method

  1. Pour both gins & ice tea into a large, ice-filled jug.
  2. Stir well for 20 seconds, then top with lemonade.
  3. Serve on ice & garnish with strawberries, orange, cucumber & a sprig of mint

Recipe and image via Warner’s Distillery


Blackberry Cucumber Gin and Tonic

cocktail pitchers

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1/4 of a cucumber (in slices)
  • 200 ml of the gin of your choice
  • 700 ml tonic

Method

  1. Place half of the blackberries at the bottom of your jug and smash with a fork.
  2. Add some ice.
  3. Pour gin in and swirl around with the blackberries.
  4. Add the tonic.
  5. Garnish with the rest of the blackberries and cucumber slices.

Recipe and image via The Wooden Skillet


Mango Sunrise Piña Colada

cocktail pitchers

Ingredients

  • 250 ml gin
  • 400 ml mango juice
  • 400 ml pineapple juice
  • 1 tbsp coconut cream
  • 1 tbsp grenadine
  • Fresh pineapple garnish

Method

  1. Add the coconut gin, mango and pineapple juices to a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice. Shake well to combine and chill.
  2. Pour over ice into a cocktail glass.
  3. Add coconut cream slowly by pouring over the back of a spoon.
  4. Add grenadine by pouring slowly over top.

Recipe and image via The Sweetest Occasion


Raspberry Gin Rickey

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups raspberries
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 250 ml gin
  • Ice
  • 800 ml Seltzer
  • 2 limes

Method

  1. In a medium pot over high heat, bring sugar and 1/2 cup water to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Set aside to cool, about 10 minutes
  2. Meanwhile, muddle 2 raspberries in the bottom of each glass. Add 2 tablespoons reserved simple syrup, and 3 tablespoons gin to each glass.
  3. Fill each with 1 cup ice and top with 1/2 cup seltzer. Garnish with lime slices and more raspberries.

Gin and Grapefruit Cocktails

Ingredients

  • 250 ml gin
  • 300 ml ginger cordial
  • 300 ml lemon juice
  • half a glass of ice (you can also crush the ice in a blender)
  • small bottle of bitter beer
  • slice of lemon to garnish

Method

  1. Pour the gin, cordial and lemon juice into a decent pint glass and stir
  2. Add the ice
  3. Top up slowly with the beer and stir again

Recipe and image by Nick Smith 


Floradora cocktail

Ingredients

  • 250 ml gin
  • 300 ml lime juice
  • 300 ml Chambord
  • ginger beer to top up
  • Lime to garnish

Method

  1. Add the gin, Chambord and lime to an ice-filled jug
  2. Stir for a few seconds to blend
  3. Top up with ginger beer
  4. Squeeze a segment of lime then drop it in the glass

Pink Gin and Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 250 ml Greenall’s Wild Berry gin
  • 600 ml good lemonade
  • berries to garnish

Method

  1. Fill your jug with ice
  2. Pour in Greenall’s Wild Berry Gin and top up with lemonade or premium tonic water
  3. Garnish with berries of choice once you serve.

 


Gin-Ger Beer

Ingredients

  • 250 ml gin
  • 250 ml ginger cordial
  • 250 ml lemon juice
  • Half a glass of ice
  • 2 Small bottles of bitter beer
  • Slice of lemon to garnish

Method

  1. Pour the gin, cordial and lemon juice into a decent pint glass and stir
  2. Add the ice
  3. Top up slowly with the beer and stir again
  4. Garnish with a few slices of lemon

Gin and Juice Pitcher

cocktail pitchers

Ingredients

Method

  1. Add ice to a large pitcher jug
  2. Mix equal parts gin liqueur / your preferred juice / your preferred mixer into jug
  3. Stir and mix with your preferred fruit and garnish choice
  4. Pour into glasses and enjoy!

Recipe via Bristol Distilling Co 


Lavender Gin and Tonic Punch

cocktail pitchers

Ingredients

  • 100 ml Gin
  • Dried Organic Lavender
  • Tonic Water
  • 200 ml Lime Juice
  • Dried Butterfly Pea Tea

Method

  1. Infuse the gin with dried lavender as well as infuse the lime juice with butterfly pea syrup to give this cocktail a beautiful purple colour (let the liquids infuse for about 5-24 hours, the longer the lavende sit in the gin, the stronger the taste and smell).
  2. Once you’ve infused the gin and made the purple lime juice, you can add the ingredients into a punch bowl with 32 ounces tonic water crushed ice right before serving. This will serve about 6-8 people.

Recipe via Sugar and Charm


Verano Watermelon & Lemonade Crush

Nothing like a delicious Verano Watermelon and Lemonade Crush to start the week. #VivaVerano 🍉☀️

Posted by Verano Gin on Monday, 1 July 2019

Ingredients

  • 200 ml Verano Watermelon Gin
  • 800 ml lemonade
  • Raspberry for garnish
  • Mint
  • Watermelon

Method

  1. Add the gin and the lemonade into a jug and mix together.
  2. Add garnish with raspberry, mint & slices of watermelon.
  3. Only add ice before serving the jug so that it doesn’t melt and dilute the solution.
  4. Enjoy!

Recipe and image via Verano Gin 


Warner’s Strawberry and Rose Gin

cocktail pitchers

Ingredients

  • 150 ml Strawberry & Rose gin
  • 30 ml Campari
  • 500 ml Fever-Tree Lemon Tonic

Method

  1. Fill a jug with ice & pop in some chopped up strawberries, cucumber & mint.
  2. Add all the ingredients and give it a good stir & enjoy.

Recipe via Warner’s Distillery.


Hendrick’s Summer Punch

Ingredients

  • 500 ml Hendrick’s Gin
  • 200 ml Lemon Juice
  • 70 ml Elderflower Cordial
  • 30 ml Maraschino Liqueur
  • 20 ml Lovage Cordial
  • 1L Cloudy Apple Juice

Method

  1. Combine all ingredients together in a large punch bowl, plant pot, teapot or any other suitable vessel.
  2. Add plenty of summer fruits (strawberries, raspberries, cucumber, lemon wheels) and a handful of ice.
  3. Serve over cubed ice.

Recipe and video via Hendrick’s Gin.


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