5 Delicious Batch Cocktails To Shake Up For All Kinds Of Large Gatherings

Batching cocktails allows you to prepare large quantities of drinks in advance, reducing the time spent on making individual drinks during the party – and giving one more time to interact with the guests present. Along with this, the efficiency of making a large number of drinks ensures that guests are served promptly and consistently, thus enhancing the overall party experience.

Moreover, each cocktail is made to the same recipe and standard, which makes sure that all drinks taste the same in each round of serving. 

Margarita Pitcher

If you haven’t made drinks in large batches before, the classic Margarita can be a zesty and refreshing option, guaranteeing that each of your guests will have a balanced yet potent drink to keep them in high spirits at all times.


  • 500 ml tequila

  • 250 ml lime juice

  • 150 ml triple sec

  • 100 ml agave syrup
  • Lime wedges, for garnish

  • Salt, for rimming


  • Rim serving glasses with salt while you combine the tequila, lime juice, triple sec and agave syrup in a pitcher.
  • Stir well to mix the ingredients and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Pour into ice-filled glasses and garnish with lime wedges before serving. 

Berry Basil Smash Bowl

An explosion of fresh berries combined with basil can elevate your drinking experience by striking a balance between the fruity sweetness of the berries and the fragrant freshness of the herb.


  • 600 ml dry gin
  • 300 ml berry puree
  • 150 ml lemon juice

  • 100 ml simple syrup
  • Fresh basil leaves and berries, for garnish


  • Gently muddle a few fresh basil leaves and berries in a bowl and add the remaining ingredients.
  • Stir well and add plenty of ice cubes to the cocktail or refrigerate for a few hours for the flavours to meld.
  • Garnish with more berries and basil before serving.

Vodka Espresso Martini

A batch of vanilla-scented espresso martinis are perfect for sundowner parties that call for a hint of sophistication and some caffeine to keep everyone going. The strength and crisp kick of vodka combined with the richness of coffee and the cosy warmth of vanilla is a match made in heaven.


  • 600 ml vodka
  • 300 ml espresso

  • 100 ml vanilla syrup

  • Coffee beans, for garnish


  • Combine all the ingredients for the cocktail in a pitcher and stir well to ensure the flavours are familiar with one another.
  • Garnish with a few coffee beans once you pour the drink into serving glasses.

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Use any fruit of your choice as the base for a delicious red or white wine sangria – perfect to enjoy with a sit-down brunch or dinner. Make sure you steep the fruits for a long enough time, so that the boozy drink is punctuated with fruity notes in every sip.


  • 1 bottle red wine
  • ½ cup brandy
  • ¼ cup triple sec
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup simple syrup
  • 2 cups chopped fresh fruit
  • Club soda, for topping up


  • Combine all ingredients except the club soda in a large bowl.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or preferably overnight to let the flavours meld.
  • Add a splash of club soda to each drink before serving chilled.

Elderflower Punch

Fused with the floral notes from elderflower liqueur, this delicious punch is one that will make all gin lovers ecstatic. Level it up with some sparkling wine for an elegant yet understated libation which will keep your guests abuzz.


  • 1 bottle sparkling wine
  • 1 cup gin
  • ½ cup elderflower liqueur
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup simple syrup
  • Mint leaves, for garnish


  • Combine the gin with all the ingredients except the sparkling wine in a jug.
  • Stir to combine and add a touch of sparkling wine before serving it chilled.