When there’s a pitcher.. there’s a party!

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Whether you’re brunching, dinner partying, or hosting a (very) happy hour, these fun pitcher cocktail recipes are sure to hit the spot. These delicious recipes originally featured on Goop.

Lemon Basil Lemonade  

Grown-up lemonade with a hint of basil, this might just be your new favourite cocktail. It makes wonderful sorbet too.

 

MAKES 8 COCKTAILS   

1 ½ cups vodka

1 ½ cup fresh lemon juice

1 ¼ cups basil sugar syrup

2 cups sparkling water

 

for the basil sugar syrup:

1 cup sugar

½ cup caster sugar

½ cup packed basil leaves

 

  1. To make the cocktail, combine all ingredients in a pitcher, stir well, and place in the fridge to chill.
  2. To serve, pour over ice-filled glasses and garnish each with a small sprig of basil.

 

To make the basil sugar syrup:

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. When the sugar is dissolved, turn off heat, cover and let infuse for at least 1 hour. Once cooled to room temperature, store in the fridge until ready to use.

 

 

Palomas

MAKES 8 COCKTAILS

1 ½ cups tequila

4 ½ cups pink grapefruit soda

juice of 6 limes + lime wedges to garnish

 

Note: If you can’t find pink grapefruit soda, Tesco sell a lovely Tesco Pink Grapefruit squash. Dilute this with sparkling water to make your own pink grapefruit soda.

 

 

 



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