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Cut Down on Cocktail Prep Time with Pitchers

May 01, 2017 08:23AM ● Published by North Hills Monthly magazine

Raspberry Punch

Summer is a great time for company, but wouldn’t you prefer to spend less time in the kitchen preparing cocktails and more time with family and friends? By mixing up a few batches of Backyard Lemonade, Pineapple Island Breeze Punch, Just in Thyme and more, you can spend less time running back and forth and more time socializing!

RASPBERRY PUNCH

Makes 6-8 servings
1 c Chambord Liqueur
2 c Finlandia Vodka
3 c pineapple juice
Raspberries

Combine first three ingredients into a pitcher with ice; stir carefully. Garnish with raspberries.

 JUST IN THYME

Makes 6-8 servings
8 oz Bluecoat American Dry Gin
16 oz San Pellegrino Pompelmo
4 sprigs thyme
2 oranges, peeled and quartered

Combine gin and San Pellegrino into a pitcher; stir. Top with ice and serve. Add thyme and oranges to garnish.

PINEAPPLE ISLAND BREEZE
Makes 6-8 servings
12 oz Three Olives Pineapple Vodka
36 oz pineapple juice
½ c cranberry juice
1 L of sparkling water or diet lemonlime
soda, to taste 

Combine all ingredients in a pitcher with ice. Stir and enjoy.

Raspberry Lime Cooler

 RASPBERRY LIME COOLER

Makes 6-8 servings
1 ½ c Stoli Razberi
2 c lime seltzer, chilled
1 c raspberries
1 lime, juiced
3-5 drops liquid stevia (to taste)
Raspberries 

Using a muddler, mash the raspberries and stevia in a large bowl, until broken down into very small pieces. Add Stoli and lime juice; stir. Cover and refrigerate one to four hours. Strain the mixture into a large pitcher with ice. Add raspberries for a garnish and top off with seltzer.


Photos and recipes courtesy Fine Wines & Good Spirits
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