Make your summer cocktails Pitcher Perfect with these Big Batch Drinks for Small Batch Gins

There’s nothing like sharing cocktails with your mates on a warm summer’s afternoon. But what a pain in the arse to make! Instead of shaking cocktails two at a time, why not mix a pitcher (or 2)’s worth? You save on time and you’ll make your friends happy that they don’t have to wait for you to serve them cool drinks in the heat. And what’s more, you can impress them with your use of craft gins - they’ll immediately notice the quality different in their cocktail! Cheers!


Botanical Watermelon Refresher

This wonderful watermelon treat from our July Gin of the Month, Da Mhile, is exactly how the craft distillers like to drink their Botanical Farmhouse Gin

This wonderful watermelon treat from our July Gin of the Month, Da Mhile, is exactly how the craft distillers like to drink their Botanical Farmhouse Gin

Gin, Grapefruit and Hibiscus Punch

A little flower mixes nice with the citrus - and let’s not forget the gin! Our Gins of the Month that garnish their gins with grapefruit include Burleigh’s and Cotswolds Dry Gin

A little flower mixes nice with the citrus - and let’s not forget the gin! Our Gins of the Month that garnish their gins with grapefruit include Burleigh’s and Cotswolds Dry Gin

Gin Buck

This ginger beer & gin cocktail is easy enough to make for a group of people. Try throwing in a sprig of mint and using our June 2015 Gin of the Month, Chilgrove Dry

This ginger beer & gin cocktail is easy enough to make for a group of people. Try throwing in a sprig of mint and using our June 2015 Gin of the Month, Chilgrove Dry

Gin Faisan

A “pheasant” of a cocktail, the Gin Faisan is the perfect serve for Cotswolds Dry Gin

A “pheasant” of a cocktail, the Gin Faisan is the perfect serve for Cotswolds Dry Gin

Ruben’s Cooler #2

A cucumber-led gin cocktail usually calls for Hendrick’s - and indeed so does this recipe!

A cucumber-led gin cocktail usually calls for Hendrick’s - and indeed so does this recipe!

Bluebird

Chilgrove Dry Gin came up with this berry-licious cocktail to that works perfectly served for 2 or for 12

Chilgrove Dry Gin came up with this berry-licious cocktail to that works perfectly served for 2 or for 12

French 75 Punch

The French 75 being one of the most classic gin cocktails, it’s much better served for groups. But what’s more important - the craft gin or the champagne?

The French 75 being one of the most classic gin cocktails, it’s much better served for groups. But what’s more important - the craft gin or the champagne?

Kachumber Cooler

Although this cocktail emphasizes the cucumber, the chili and cilantro are too much for the delicate Hendrick’s taste. Try a Plymouth-style craft gin instead.

Although this cocktail emphasizes the cucumber, the chili and cilantro are too much for the delicate Hendrick’s taste. Try a Plymouth-style craft gin instead.

Berry Gin Rickey

Another gin cocktail classic, this rickey is all berried-up. Why not try some raspberry craft gin such as Pinkster?

Another gin cocktail classic, this rickey is all berried-up. Why not try some raspberry craft gin such as Pinkster?

Strawberry Gin Smash

This pitcher drink is certain to be a smash at your summer cocktail party. You could even try a strawberry-led gin like Bloom’s Strawberry Cup.

This pitcher drink is certain to be a smash at your summer cocktail party. You could even try a strawberry-led gin like Bloom’s Strawberry Cup.

Watermelon Gin Punch

It’s well known that watermelon is the perfect summer fruit - so this might just be the perfect summer cocktail!

It’s well known that watermelon is the perfect summer fruit - so this might just be the perfect summer cocktail!

Saturn

You might have a little trouble finding the ingredients for this cocktail - passion fruit syrup, falernum and orgeat syrup - but the results will be well worth it.

You might have a little trouble finding the ingredients for this cocktail - passion fruit syrup, falernum and orgeat syrup - but the results will be well worth it.

Singapore Sling

Another classic gin cocktail, ramp up the doses of each ingredient, throw it in a pitcher, and have a swinging summer cocktail party dressed in Prohibition clothing.

Another classic gin cocktail, ramp up the doses of each ingredient, throw it in a pitcher, and have a swinging summer cocktail party dressed in Prohibition clothing.

Indian Summer Cup

1 whole bottle of craft gin, 1 whole bottle of vermouth, 8 ounces of elderflower liqueur and 8 ounces of peach liqueur - good thing this pitcher cocktail is topped off with sparkling water. You’ll need it in the summer sun!

1 whole bottle of craft gin, 1 whole bottle of vermouth, 8 ounces of elderflower liqueur and 8 ounces of peach liqueur - good thing this pitcher cocktail is topped off with sparkling water. You’ll need it in the summer sun!

Rainbow Wise

St. George’s amazing craft gin from California is called for in this citrus and sugar cocktail.

St. George’s amazing craft gin from California is called for in this citrus and sugar cocktail.

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