Summer brings patio parties galore! And while been and wine are staples, sometimes its fun to provide a cocktail perfect for sunshine and warm weather.
It isn’t fun to play bartender all party long though.
Enter the pitcher cocktail. Whip up a batch of something, set it out with a stack of glasses and you’re done!
The other thing about Summer time cocktails is that they can’t be too strong. “What!?” I hear you asking? Yes, normally I am a proponent of the 3oz pour. Not in the Summer! It’s too hot and people are too dehydrated – not a recipe for fun.
But, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t serve something tasty, refreshing and colorful!
The Hibiscus Gin Sparkler:
Note: I tried this with both Gin and Vodka. Both were good but I felt the Gin flavor (I used Hendrick’s since that is what we stock in my home) melted into the Hibiscus flavor a bit better.
Makes 8-10 large glasses:
- Brew one tea bag of Tazo Iced Passion tea, but only use 48 oz of water. Chill completely.
- Add 16-20 oz of gin to the brewed tea (about two ounces for each cocktail you plan to serve).
- Pour into glasses with ice and top with club soda.
- Garnish with blackberries or lime or fruit of choice.
Disclosure: the opinions in the post are my own. I have no material connection to any of the brands or products included in this post and have received no compensation for their inclusion.