Pitcher drinks make summertime parties a lot easier—for the host and guests. Cocktails in pitchers look inviting, and they are super simple to put together. In fact, sangria can be made a day in advance, as it usually needs to mull for at least eight hours. Other drinks suitable for the pitcher include the kamikaze, Manhattan, margarita, mojito, and caipirinha.
To make sure that your pitcher drink hits the right spot, make sure that it is light and refreshing, not overpowering. Strike the right balance between fruit juices and liquors. Do not put ice in the pitcher; put it in the glasses instead to avoid the watered down effect. Before pouring the drink into glasses, stir its contents, as some ingredients will separate. In the case of pre-mixed drinks, store them in closed containers in the refrigerator in order to keep the flavors up to par. Garnishes are always appealing. You can go quite bold when it comes to a big pitcher drink—think skewers of pineapples and sprigs of lemon verbena!