Entertaining is fun, but between cooking, serving, greeting, and cleaning, it’s also a bit of a juggling act. Enter the pitcher cocktail: Mix everything in advance, pop in the fridge, and serve with glasses and ice on the side. Guests can help themselves, the proportions are always right, and you won’t have to spend the entire party mixing margaritas and tracking down martini olives. Bottoms up!
Don’t judge a drink by its name. While most sangria is made with the cheapest red wine, a ton of sugar, and a somewhat bizarre mix of fruits, this one isn’t like the rest. It’s a very clean, refreshing combo of rosé, white peaches and nectarines, and fresh basil. Because we don’t add any sugar, you might be surprised by how dry it is. If you’re looking for a touch more sweetness, finish with sparkling lemonade instead of seltzer.