Seven Easy to Make Batch Cocktails for Memorial Day

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Whether your three-day weekend means a beach trip, grilling out in your backyard, or building the perfect picnic, you’re going to want drinks. VinePair’s got all you beer lovers covered on what to drink, but what if you want something a little more? Well, pre-batch cocktails are your answer. They’re delicious, relatively easy to make, and great for parties.

Of course, you can always pre-batch any of your favorite cocktails with VinePair’s handy pre-batch guide, but here are seven ready-to-go cocktails to get you started.

Spiked Triple Berry Basil Lemonade

this spiked berry basil lemonade cocktail is the memorial day batch cocktail you should be making

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups of Smirnoff Red, White & Berry vodka
  • 8 cups of lemonade
  • 1 cup of basil syrup
  • 4 cups of berry lemonade ice

Directions:

In a pitcher, combine lemonade, vodka, and basil syrup (prepared like simple syrup by heating one part water and one part sugar, then add basil). Stir to combine. Serve over ice in a high ball glass.

Hinterland Punch

the hinterland punch is the memorial day batch cocktail you should be making

Cocktail by Josh Mazza

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces of Jägermeister
  • 5 ounces of grenadine
  • 10 ounces of ruby red grapefruit
  • 1 bottle of sparkling rosé
  • 8 ounces of raspberries
  • 8 ounces of strawberries

Optional flower ice cubes:

  • Edible flowers
  • 20 ounces of rooibos tea

Directions:

Mix the Jägermeister, grenadine, grapefruit juice, and sparkling rosé into a serving bowl. Add berries. For the ice cubes, freeze the tea and flowers beforehand. Add to the serving glass.

Peach Lemonade Punch

this peach lemonade punch is the the memorial day batch cocktail you should be making

Photo via NOLET’S Gin

Ingredients:

  • 750 milliliters (1 bottle) of NOLET’S or other dry gin
  • 2.23 liters (a little more than half a gallon) of lemonade
  • 375 milliliters of elderflower liqueur
  • 2 bags of frozen peaches

Directions:

Mix everything into a pitcher and stir. Serve over ice in a highball glass and garnish with a peach slice.

Negroni

batch negroni is the memorial day batch cocktail you should be making negroni

Ingredients:

Directions:

Mix all ingredients. Serve over ice with an orange garnish.

Rind Stone Cowboy

the rind stone cowboy three olives fresh watermelon is the memorial day batch cocktail you should be making

Ingredients:

  • 750 milliliters of Three Olives Fresh Watermelon vodka
  • 500 milliliters of lime juice
  • 250 milliliters of simple syrup
  • 10-15 strawberries
  • Sea salt (to taste)
  • Watermelon slice

Directions:

Dice the strawberries. Mix ingredients into a pitcher. Add sea salt to taste. Serve over an ice cube in a rocks glass, garnish with watermelon slice.

Rosé Cobbler

the rosé cobbler is the memorial day batch cocktail you should be making

Photo via Jad Kamal at Hearth in New York City

Ingredients:

  • 750 milliliters of rosé
  • 200 milliliters of sweet sherry
  • Fresh mint leaves

Directions:

Mix ingredients in a pitcher. Serve over ice (crushed or cube) in a serving glass, garnish with fresh mint leaves.

Argentinean Summer

the memorial day batch cocktail you should be making

Ingredients:

  • 275 milliliters dry gin
  • 550 milliliters (about two-thirds of a bottle) Torrontés wine
  • 180 milliliters (two-thirds of a cup) of strawberry simple syrup
  • Grapefruit juice to taste
  • Blood orange

Directions:

Combine gin, wine, and simple syrup into a pitcher. Stir. Pour into a serving glass over ice, top with grapefruit juice and garnish with a blood orange wedge.

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