Whether you’re having a casual backyard reception or just want give your cocktail hour a laid-back vibe, you can’t go wrong with a big-batch cocktail that looks lovely in a see-through dispenser or punch bowl and tastes like summer no matter what time of year you serve it. Here are five fail-safe options that’ll keep your guests cool—and coming back for seconds.
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Two summer staples come together in this bright and fruity sipper. Feel free to sub in your favorite seasonal fruits to make this crowd favorite exactly how you like it.
Raspberry Rhubarb Collins Party Punch
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In addition to its fresh, tart taste, this punch gets bonus points for its swoon-worthy pink-and-green palette, which comes courtesy of fresh (frozen) raspberries and sliced, juicy lime. Get the recipe at Simple Bites.
Blueberry Lavender Vodka Spritzer
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This dark-purple concoction is one your guests can feel good about, as it’s packed with antioxidant-rich blueberries. Plus, it just plain tastes good. Head here for the recipe.
Watermelon Lime Hibiscus Cooler
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Any cocktail with the word “cooler” in its name is a guaranteed winner for summer soirees. As if you needed more reason to serve this one at yours, its combination of watermelon, lime, and hibiscus is practically summer in a glass.
Pineapple Mint Punch
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Juicy pineapple and cool mint come together in this earthy summer sipper, which is sunshine bright in both flavor and appearance. Head to Love Food Eat to learn how to mix up your own big batch.