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15 Make-Ahead Pitcher Cocktails to Sip All Summer

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Every summer shindig needs a refreshing cocktail. And since summer is a time for kicking back and relaxing, skip the made-to-order drinks — it's time for pitcher cocktails!

From sangrias to margaritas to mojitos, here are 15 cocktails to stir and shake before your guests arrive.

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Sangria just might be the ultimate pitcher drink; it's a classic. And whether you go for a red wine version, or something super summery with watermelon, red berries, or peaches, it's an easy drink to prep before your party.


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Of course sangria isn't the only make-ahead pitcher drink to lean on this summer. Choose from spritzers, fruity margaritas, boozy lemonade, mojitos, and many more crowd pleasers.

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