4 Easy, Do-Ahead Batched Cocktails

Updated: Jul 31, 2020

Even if you are not making drinks for a crowd these days, the ease of having a large batched cocktail in your fridge (ready for happy hour), is well, incredibly satisfying.

These 4 recipes are delicious and easy to make ahead of time. Grab some ice and voila! You're ready for 5pm.

1. Spicy Watermelon Margarita

Sweet Heat! Makes 8 drinks


- 1, 16oz bottle Watermelon Margarita (White Tea, Watermelon, Raspberry)

- 8-10oz silver tequila

- 1 jalapeño, sliced and seeded

- Fresh lime juice


- Cut the jalapeño and remove the seeds. Add one, 16oz bottle of Watermelon Margarita, and let sit for 1-3 hours and strain out jalapeño.

- Mix equal parts of the Watermelon Margarita mixture and tequila in a pitcher. Serve in a glass with fresh ice.

- Top with a squeeze of fresh lime juice and garnish with a lime wheel.

2. Hibiscus Sangria

The ideal Saturday-afternoon cocktail. Makes 8 drinks.


- 1, 16oz bottle Strawberry Manhattan (Darjeeling, Hibiscus, Strawberry)

- 1, 750ml light red wine (we like Pinot Noir!)

- Assortment of fresh berries, lemon slices and mint

- Fresh lime juice


- Add slices of lemon, berries and mint to a pitcher and muddle gently.

- Add 1, 750ml bottle of red wine and 1, 16oz bottle of Strawberry Manhattan to a pitcher. Let sit for 1 hour.

- Pour into glasses with ice, and garnish with extra berries.

3. Rosemary Gin Fizz

Boozy and herbaceous, makes 8 drinks


- 1, 16oz bottle Citrus Sweet Tea (English Breakfast, Lemon, Lime)

- 8-10oz Gin

- Fresh lemon slices and rosemary sprigs

- Seltzer water (to top)


- Gently muddle fresh rosemary sprigs, and lemon slices in a pitcher.

-Add 1, 16oz bottle of Citrus Sweet Tea to the pitcher and let sit for 1-3 hours.

- Strain mixture and pour back into your pitcher. Add equal parts gin. Stir gently.

- Pour into a glass with ice 2/3 full, and top with seltzer. Garnish with fresh lemon slice and

sprig of rosemary.