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.
A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).