16 Batch Cocktails Perfect For A Crowd

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Offering to make your guests drinks is very nice and just plain good hosting. What’s not nice is being chained to the bar mixing your twentieth Negroni (or Manhattan or gin and tonic...). Enter batch cocktails: the compromise between putting in effort... but not that much effort. After all, who wants to work at a Labor Day party?

Before your friends arrive, check out these 16 tasty, scalable cocktails and mixers that will look pretty in a punch bowl.

Lemon Lime Margaritas

Lemon Lime Margaritas by thirschfeld

Red Sangria

Red Sangria by Kenzi Wilbur

Rum Punch

Rum Punch by Erik Lombardo

Pineapple Daiquiri Punch

Pineapple Daiquiri Punch by Food52

Tipsy Arnold Palmer
Tipsy Arnold Palmer
Saffron & Cardamom Lemonade Concentrate
Saffron & Cardamom Lemonade Concentrate
Mother's Ruin Punch
Mother's Ruin Punch
Tea Thyme Soda

Tea Thyme Soda by hardlikearmour

Rhubarb Cordial

Rhubarb Cordial by eatboutique

Watermelon-Habanero Lemonade

Watermelon-Habanero Lemonade by Chris Van Houten

Honeyed Peach Melba Bellinis

Honeyed Peach Melba Bellinis by Sandy Smith

Rick's Picks Bloody Mary Mix

Rick's Picks Bloody Mary Mix by Rick Field

Big Batch Matador

Big Batch Matador by Samantha Weiss Hills

Bowery Punch
Bowery Punch
Rosemary Grapefruit Milk Punch

Rosemary Grapefruit Milk Punch by Samantha Weiss Hills

Homemade Alcoholic Ginger Beer

Homemade Alcoholic Ginger Beer by Catherine Lamb

Tags: Cocktail, Punch, Entertaining, Make Ahead