Hosting a Bachelorette Party is a total blast, but it can suck when you get stuck playing bartender all night! Whether you’re throwing an at-home bash or are celebrating a little further from home, whip up one of these yummy summer cocktails to ensure that your party is a hit and a half. These recipes are large batch too, which means that you can throw one together, give the party’s new signature drink a clever name, and let loose with your guests without worrying about tending bar the whole party! Just add ice- and some of our fun barware!
Moscow Mule (serves 12)
- 24 oz vodka
- 6 oz fresh lime juice (about 4-6 limes)
- 6 oz simple syrup
- 32 oz ginger beer, chilled
Combine the vodka, simple syrup, and lime juice in a large pitcher. Cover and chill from anywhere between two hours to overnight. Add the ginger beer just before serving. Pour drink over ice.
Spicy Paloma (serves 8)
- 8oz water
- 8tbsp agave nectar (can substitute with honey)
- 1 fresh jalapeno, sliced, can use extra for garnish
- 8oz tequila
- 12oz fresh grapefruit juice (use ruby red grapefruits)
- 2 limes
- 4oz Club soda or grapefruit-flavored soda
Over medium low heat, mix together water, agave, and jalapeno in a small saucepan. Once the agave is dissolved, take mixture off the heat and let steep for 10 minutes. Remove the jalapenos. Set aside. In a large pitcher, mix together the tequila, spicy simple syrup, grapefruit juice, juice of the lime, and grapefruit or club soda. Mix well and garnish with jalapeno.
Black Rose (serves 12-15) flavors for post: rose, blackberry, lime
- 1 pint fresh blackberries
- 5 oz simple syrup, chilled
- 1 (750 ml) bottle of dry rose wine, chilled
- 9 oz vodka, chilled
- 6 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
Combine the blackberries and simple syrup in a large pitcher and muddle until the fruit is crushed and juicy, but not completely pulverized. Add the wine, vodka, lime juice and stir to combine. Place a fine mesh strainer over pitcher and strain into serving pitcher/bowl so that solids are discarded. Place a large block of ice into drink and serve in wineglasses with ice.
Pimm’s Cup (serves 15) flavors for post: pimms, lemonade
- 15 oz Pimm’s
- 45 oz good quality lemonade
Combine the Pimms and lemonade in a pitcher before serving over ice.
Watermelon Agua Fresca (serves 6-8) flavors for post: dark rum, watermelon, lime
- 8 cups seeded watermelon, cubed
- 32 oz cold water
- 8 oz fresh lime juice
- 4 oz sugar
- 20 oz dark rum
In batches, use a blender to combine the water, watermelon, lime juice, and sugar. Blend on high until fully liquid and frothy. Transfer mixture to a pitcher, adding the rum and stirring to combine. Serve in glasses over ice.
Bubbly Mojito (serves 6-8) flavors for post: rose, light rum, mint, lime
- 1.5 cups packed mint leaves
- 6 limes, cut into wedges
- 16 oz light rum
- 12 strawberries, halved
- 1 bottle sparkling Rose wine
Place simple syrup, mint leaves, and limes in a large bowl or pitcher and muddle well. Add rum and stir. Strain into serving bowl/pitcher and refrigerate until before serving (two hours to overnight). Fill glasses with ice cubes and divide mojito mix evenly. Top with sparkling wine and add two strawberries to each.
Mimosas (serves 8) flavors for post: prosecco, orange juice
- 1 (750 ml) bottle Prosecco
- 24 to 32 oz Fresh squeezed orange juice (depending on desired strength)
- Splash of cranberry juice
- Thin slices of a variety of citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit)
Fill pitcher with fruit slices and add orange juice. Chill until just before serving. Add chilled Prosecco to pitcher. Add a splash of cranberry juice and serve.
White Wine Sangria (serves 8) flavors for post: sauvignon blanc, kiwi, strawberry, lime
- 1 (750 ml) bottle Sauvignon Blanc
- 16 oz club soda or ginger ale (depending on desired sweetness)
- 2 kiwis
- ½ cup raspberries
- 2 limes
- ½ cup sugar
Cut the kiwi and lime into slices. Pour the wine into serving pitcher. Add fruit and sugar before mixing well. Cover and let sit in the fridge for at least an hour. Before serving, add club soda before mixing again. Serve into glasses with ice.
Summer Sangria (serves 8) red wine, brandy, triple sec, orange juice, pomegranate juice
- 2 bottles (750 ml) red Spanish table wine
- 8 oz brandy
- 4 oz triple sec
- 8 oz orange juice
- 8 oz pomegranate juice
- Orange and lemon slices
Mix all ingredients together and let sit in the refrigerator in a closed container for at least 24 hours before serving.
Rum Punch (Serves 8) light rum, orange juice, pineapple juice, lime juice, cranberry juice
- 12 oz light rum
- 24 oz fresh orange juice
- 24 oz fresh pineapple juice
- 1.5 oz fresh lime juice
- 1 oz cranberry juice
- 1 oz grenadine