These party drinks are easy to whip up for a crowd! They’re are fun and festive, served in pitchers, punch bowls, or from a blender.
Entertaining and want an easy signature drink? No one wants to be stuck in the kitchen shaking up drinks to order. The solution? These Party Drinks! Each of these options is customized for a crowd. We’ve got big batch drinks served in a pitcher, made in a punch bowl, whizzed in a blender, or simply poured right into the glass. Since we’re not sure what type of party you’re having, there are recipes for every season and occasion.
And now…15 party drinks for a crowd!
What's a better party drink than the minty Mojito? It takes far too long to make them to order, so enter: this Mojito Pitcher! It’s infinitely more fun to party with one of these in hand. It’s minty, tangy, bubbly, and gives you that carefree feeling like the last day of school before summer vacation.
Ingredients: Fresh mint, lime juice, sugar, white rum, soda water
If you’re entertaining around a bowl of guacamole, you don’t want to have to stop every 5 minutes to make a new drink. The solution: a Margarita Pitcher! This party drink recipe makes enough for 8 so you don’t have to stop the party. It’s based on our classic margarita: just citrus, Cointreau and tequila make the very best party margarita you'll have.
Also try: Ultimate Frozen Margarita
Ingredients: Tequila. Cointreau, lime juice, lemon juice
Need a great party drink? Try this Party Punch: equal parts fruity, bubbly and delicious! Many punch recipes can be overly sweet: you know, the kinds with lime green sherbet? Instead, this one is sweet tart and refreshing, with hints of bubbles from ginger ale. It takes just 5 minutes to whip up and works for a crowd. Spike it with rum if you like, or serve it non alcoholic: either way, it’s absolutely irresistible!
Ingredients: Cranberry 100% juice blend, pineapple juice, ginger ale, rum (optional)
It’s bubbly, tangy, looks impressive, and goes down easy. Meet the classic Moscow mule! This drink was invented in the 1940’s, but it’s having a moment now, too. It’s got only 3 ingredients and takes 3 minutes to make: perfect for parties and easy to scale up!
Also try: Mexican Mule, Kentucky Mule, Irish Mule, Cranberry Moscow Mule, Apple Cider Mule, Mezcal Mule
Ingredients: Vodka, lime juice, ginger beer
There’s not a better party drink than a fruity glass of classic red sangria! The classic Spanish way to make it is all about nuanced flavor. It’s bold, it’s fruity, and the perfect balance of dry and sweet. Here’s how to make red wine sangria like it’s made in Spain, featuring wine-soaked fruit, brandy, and a hint of orange liqueur.
Also try: Strawberry Sangria, Apple Sangria, Watermelon Sangria, Apple Cider Sangria, Rose Sangria, or Peach Sangria
Ingredients: Dry red wine, brandy, orange, lemon and green apple, sugar, Cointreau or Triple Sec
Got something to celebrate with a bottle of bubbly? Here's the perfect party drink: the French 75! It’s tangy, bubbly, and a bit botanical, and it makes every occasion more festive! Perfect for entertaining, this classic French-born cocktail is ideal for anything from a brunch to a dinner party with friends. Follow the party-size instructions in the recipe.
Ingredients: Champagne or Prosecco, gin, lemon juice, simple syrup
What's a better party drink than the good old Strawberry Daiquiri? There’s no need to buy store-bought daiquiri mix, because let us tell you. A homemade strawberry daiquiri with real frozen strawberries tastes infinitely better! All you need are a few ingredients, a blender, and 5 minutes to whip up this classic drink.
Ingredients: Frozen strawberries, simple syrup, lime juice, white rum, ice
Here’s a delicious party punch recipe that's even more delicious than it looks. Try this Pomegranate Punch! This ruby red punch stars pomegranate juice and fresh citrus with a hint of maple syrup. Take one sip and it’s light, fruity, bubbly, and sweet tart: a true burst of refreshing flavors! Spike it or drink it non-alcoholic: either way, you won’t be able to stop sipping it.
Ingredients: Pomegranate juice, lemon juice, orange juice, soda water, maple syrup, bourbon or brandy
Love a good Piña Colada? Then here's a fun party drink spin for you: the Chi Chi drink! This Piña Colada with vodka is just as good as the original, in our opinion. It’s surprising how well it holds up to the rum-based classic. Whip it up in a blender and it’s tangy, sweet, coconut-y and tropical. Make double or triple the recipe for a crowd.
Also try: Classic Piña Colada or Virgin Piña Colada
Ingredients: Frozen pineapple, ice, vodka, cream of coconut, pineapple juice
What better for a party than a pitcher of Strawberry Lemonade? This drink is bright and beautiful, citrusy with a hit of berry on the finish. It tastes infinitely better made at home: the flavors are brilliantly fresh. Serve 1 cup of this strawberry lemonade with ¼ cup vodka.
Ingredients: Lemon juice, sugar, strawberries, water, vodka
Another festive party drink? Try the Mango Daiquiri! This spin on the classic daiquiri is frosty and refreshing, with an intoxicating sweet tart flavor. In fact, we took one sip and exclaimed in delight! It’s a bit like mango smoothie meets mango margarita, but the rum version.
Ingredients: Frozen mango, aged rum, Cointreau or Triple Sec, lime juice, ice
There’s something even more refreshing than the classic red wine punch: white sangria! White sangria is made with white wine instead of red wine. It makes for a flavor that’s crisp, sweet tart, and herbaceous. Make up a big pitcher and prepare toe be amazed.
Ingredients: White wine, brandy, peaches, green apple, lemon
There’s nothing better in summer than a perfectly pink, slushy wine drink. Meet Frosé! Frose is frozen rosé wine; a mashup between a frozen cocktail and that quintessential summer wine. Many frosé recipes are saccharine sweet, and freezing the wine can remove some of its character. The frose recipe that we created is just sweet enough AND tastes like rosé wine.
Ingredients: Rose wine, strawberries, honey or maple syrup
Another easy sparkling party drink: the Kir Royale! This famous French cocktail stars black currant liqueur and sparkling wine: and the berries and bubbles suit each other perfectly. The best cocktail recipes are simple perfection, and there’s nothing better than this 2 ingredient combination.
Ingredients: Creme de Cassis, Champagne or Prosecco
It doesn't even need to be warm outside to make this party drink: the Frozen Mojito! It’s icy and outrageously refreshing: like someone amped up the dial on the mint volume. It immediately jumped to the top of our must-make frozen cocktails list.
Ingredients: Fresh mint, lime juice, simple syrup, white rum, ice
Drinks by season or occasion
There are lots more party drinks to browse! If you’re looking at a specific season or occasion, here are a few more places to look for inspiration:
- Brunch: 12 Best Brunch Drinks
- Christmas: 15 Christmas Cocktails & Drinks, Vodka Christmas Cocktails, Bourbon Christmas Cocktails, or 20 Best Holiday Drinks
- Thanksgiving: Top 15 Thanksgiving Cocktails
- Halloween: Top 10 Halloween Cocktails & Drinks
- New Year’s Eve: 15 New Years Drinks & Cocktails
- Summer: 35 Best Summer Cocktails
- Frozen or Beachy: 10 Frozen Alcoholic Drinks or 15 Best Beach Drinks to Try
Top Party Drinks: Mojito Pitcher & More!
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
Make drinks for a crowd with this mojito pitcher recipe! This big batch cocktail has the ideal bubbly, minty flavor and festive vibe.
- ½ cup loosely packed mint leaves, plus more for the garnish
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 cup lime juice (about 8 limes), plus 1 lime for the garnish
- 2 cups white rum
- 2 cups soda water or club soda
- Add the sugar, water and mint to a small saucepan and heat over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and stir until all sugar is dissolved. Turn off the heat and allow it to sit for at least 5 minutes. Then strain it into a large pitcher.
- Add the lime juice and rum to the pitcher. Add the extra mint leaves and the extra lime, cut into rounds. Fill the pitcher with 4 handfuls of ice. Gently stir in soda water just before serving.
- Category: Drink
- Method: Pitcher
- Cuisine: Party
- Diet: Vegetarian
Keywords: Party drinks