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3 Easy Large Batch Cocktails For Summer Gatherings


3 Easy Large Batch Cocktails For Summer Gatherings


Written by Thomas Adams 
September 27, 2013

There’s only so many summer weekends left! Hang on to those last warm, summer nights in your backyard, and plan that next party ASAP. We’ve even got the perfect event tool sure to make you a hit in your circle. Our Citrus Forward Gin Batched Cocktail Dispenser takes all the stress out of drink mixing! Batch ‘em up over ice and keep cool until your guests arrive. Spend less time mixing and more time sipping with these three easy large batch cocktails essential for any summer gathering.  

Our Citrus Forward Gin Batched Cocktail Dispenser has, you guessed it, our award-winning Citrus Forward Gin at the center of every cocktail. The sweet and bitter orange peel and local New York State Cascade hops give our Citrus Forward Gin a bold kick of fruit flavor. We’ve found the juicy orange is a perfect match for the delicate and woody notes of juniper found in gin. This blend of botanicals is complemented with a concoction of choice mixers for the perfect cocktail. 

But what cocktail recipes come on the dispenser? We’re glad you asked! We decided on three easy drinks that have been hits in our Tasting Room – and now you can mix them up right at home. Each recipe serves 12-14 people. All you have to do is follow the “fill-to-here” instructions and you’re good to go. 


1.) Sunshine Tea 

The perfect summertime mix of Citrus Forward Gin, Iced Tea and Lemonade. We’ve all mixed a little lemonade with our iced tea when we were kids – now you get to sip on the grownup version all summer long. Kick back on your porch for this one. This cold drink goes down so easy that you’ll probably need to mix up another batch!  

2.) Bee’s Knees 

The Bee’s Knees is our most popular cocktail in the Tasting Room – and for good reason! A hint of citrus, a little bit of honey and a touch of fresh lemon combine for the most refreshing drink you could ask for in the hot summer weather. This combination is too good to not share with all of your friends and family. Plan a weekend brunch or host a dinner party under string lights with this easy large batch cocktail for a night you won’t soon forget. 

3.) Gin-Mopolitan  

This one is your classic Cosmopolitan – but with a Citrus Forward Gin twist. Combine with pomegranate juice, orange liqueur (like Triple Sec) and lime seltzer for a fizzy, unique summer cocktail. The sparkling lime flavor, the sweet pomegranate and citrus flare will kick your happy hour up a notch!  

 Are you ready to level up your next party? If you’re in the Rochester area, you can grab one of our Citrus Forward Gin Cocktail Dispensers for easy large batch cocktails now over on our shop page, or have one delivered directly to your door. They are also available while supplies last at liquor stores across New York State!

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