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23 Awesome Summer Cocktails for a Crowd

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11. Cocktails On a Tray

If you want to make some cocktails in advance you could create cocktails on a tray like this. There are mixed glasses with different drinks. You could have a few of these out so when guests arrive or throughout the event they can just grab their favourite cocktail off the tray.

Tray of Cocktails for Summer Cocktails for a Crowd

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12. Tropical Rum Punch

Next on our list is another tropical recipe that will be a hit with all your guests. To make rum punch you will need: 2 cups of pineapple juice, 2 cups of orange juice, ¼ cup of triple sec, 2 cups of rum and ¼ a cup of grenadine. It is easy to make just mix all the ingredients in a pitcher and serve. This is great if you want simple drinks that can be made quickly.

Tropical Rum Punch for Summer Cocktails for a Crowd

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13. Margarita Pitcher

Pitchers are brilliant ways to serve drinks. As each guest can fill up their glass when they like. You can have a simple jug or go for something jazzy like this. This margarita pitcher features a funky design and has matching glasses. To make pink margaritas like these use the classic ingredients with added grenadine.

Margarita Pitcher for Summer Cocktails for a Crowd

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14. Teapot Summer Cocktails

A new trend that has become popular in bars and house parties is teapot cocktails. This idea is simple, just add your favourite cocktail to a super cute teapot and serve in teacups. Something like this would be amazing at a party. You could have different teapots with different cocktails inside. Teapots are also an easy for a lot of guests to be able to serve themselves.

Teapot Cocktails for Summer Cocktails for a Crowd

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15. Tropical Floral Punch

Here is another beautiful punch bowl idea. This tropical blue cocktail is finished off with edible flowers and ice. A blue Hawaiian would look perfect in a bowl like this. To make Blue Hawaiians you will need: 1 cup of pineapple juice, ½ cup of blue curacao, ½ cup of rum, ½ cup of cream of coconut and 4 cups of ice. Edible flowers are available to purchase online.

Tropical Floral Punch Summer Cocktails for a Crowd

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16. Simple Summer Pitcher

If the tropical colors, flavors and decorations are not your thing, then try a simple cocktail pitcher like this one. It is a simple glass pitcher with matching glasses and the cocktail is light in color. This creates a classy and sophisticated vibe. You could make prosecco cocktails or maybe grapefruit and rosemary fizzes to re-create this look. You can check out those recipes on our fruity summer cocktails post.

Simple Summer Pitcher for Summer Cocktails for a Crowd

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17. Cocktail to Share

Creating cocktails to share is a great idea if you are expecting a lot of guests. Just fill up a big bowl, jar or pitcher and add a few straws. Have these available on every table and your guests will always have a drink on hand. Just make sure you keep the pitcher full!

Cocktail to Share for Summer Cocktails for a Crowd

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18. White Wine Summer Cocktails

White wine cocktails are perfect for a summer party. These are refreshing, cheap and easy to make. To make cocktails like these you will need: 1 bottle of white wine, 3 oranges for juice, the juice of 1 lemon and chopped fruits. Apples, strawberries and watermelon would be a great choice.

White Wine Cocktail for Summer Cocktails for a Crowd

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19. Fruity Cocktail Pitcher

Our next pick would look amazing at any party. The pink cocktail and lemons in a pitcher just look perfect for summer. To make a cocktail like this try and make vodka strawberry lemonade. You will need: 1 lb strawberries, 1 cup sugar, 3 cups water, 1 cup vodka and 3/4 cup lemon juice. Just juice your strawberries and mix in the rest of the ingredients and you’re good to go.

Fruity Cocktail Pitcher for Summer Cocktails for a Crowd

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20. Crazy Straw Fishbowls

Here is another awesome fishbowl idea perfect for parties. Just add fruity cocktails to bowls and add some funky straws. These are a fun and quirky way to serve cocktails. You could make non-alcoholics ones for kids and the non-drinkers.

Multi Fishbowl Cocktails for Summer Cocktails for a Crowd

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21. Mint Ice Tea Mojito

Next, we have a refreshing iced tea cocktail that would be perfect for a summer BBQ or party. To make it you will need: 1 bottle of white rum, 7 TBS Marrakesh Mint Tea, 3½ TBS Mango Habanero Sugar, 4 TBS agave nectar, 64 oz lemonade or limeade, 1qt plain seltzer water and 10-12 fresh mint sprigs. Serve in jars for a rustic summery drink.

Mint Ice Tea Mojito Summer Cocktails for a Crowd

Instagram | spiceandtea

22. Multi Pitchers

If you are expecting many guests consider having lots of pitchers on display like this. You can have different cocktails in each and your guests can just pick their own drinks and serve themselves. This is both a great decoration and a way to keep your guests glasses full.

Multi Cocktail Pitchers for Summer Cocktails for a Crowd

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23. Decorated Pineapple Drink

Last on our list is another way to serve pineapple drinks. This is a cute cocktail that is decorated with a flower, umbrella and fruit. Simple touches like this will wow everyone and will make everyone want to try your cocktail creations. You could serve any cocktail like this.

Decorated Pineapple Cocktails for Summer Cocktails for a Crowd

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We hope you have been inspired to create and serve your own unique summer cocktails.

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