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18 Essential Entertaining Pitcher Drinks

With spring in the air, and thirsty friends popping by at every turn, it's always a great idea to have a favorite pitcher of beverage -- boozy or not -- on hand just in case. With that in mind, we pulled together eighteen of our favorite flavored waters, sangrias, margaritas, and lemonades -- all so good that they each deserve their own pitcher at your next backyard bash!

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Fresh Summer Champagne Cocktail

Remember that kitchen? You know, the dreamy one with the kelly green island and the white shiplap walls designed by Lori of Redo Home & Design and photographed by Alyssa Rosenheck? Well you're going to fall even more in love with it when you try this Summer Champagne cocktail...

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15 Brunch Cocktails Everyone Will Love

Whether you're celebrating Mother's Day, the impending arrival of summer, or just hanging out with girlfriends, let us tell you a cocktail at brunch time is much deserved. Click through the slideshow below to pick out one (or two!) of the delicious cocktails on our list, and ensure everyone at your next brunch bash will definitely get in the spirit!

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Roasted Strawberry Margaritas

Did you know margarita in Spanish means "love at first sight"? Actually we made that one up, but looking at this beauty from A Happy Food Dance you'd never know. It's a tantalizing twist on the classic made with roasted strawberries, and we've finally found our spring fling. "Roasted strawberry margaritas are delicious for two reasons – the roasted strawberries basically make their own simply syrup so you’re using some of the berries natural...

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Mint Julep Mocktail

This goes out to all the mamas-to-be who are sick of sipping water or lemonade at your weekend parties. Say yes to the Mint Julep Mocktail crafted by the most adorable pregnant lady we ever did see, Caitlin Kruse of Style Within Reach. Not only does she run her own blog, but she's also the editorial director at Glitter Guide and in her spare time...

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Craft Cocktails – The Lorenzo

First we introduced you to The Lavanda-sita courtesy of Kelsey Rae Designs, Plum & Oak Photo, and Waters Catering and now we're topping it off with the Lorenzo. A drink that's equal...

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12 Must-Try Margaritas for Your Cinco De Mayo Fiesta

Nothing takes a Cinco de Mayo party from siesta to fiesta faster than margaritas. Take things up a notch this year with one of these 12 twists on the classic margarita! From sweet and tart blackberry lime to spicy and refreshing cucumber jalapeno, there's something for everyone in this mix. Salud!    ...

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Chocolate Martini

Chocolate lovers—you're in for a serious treat! This decadent chocolate martini from Olivia's Cuisine is a must-try. It's made with vodka, Bailey's and a special ingredient - chocolate ganache instead of the typical chocolate liqueur - for an extra rich and creamy take on the dessert cocktail. How genius is the grated chocolate rim? We think it's the perfect drink for parties or really whenever a chocolate craving strikes. Go ahead and treat...

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Grape & Pineapple Watercolor Cocktail

Isn't this the prettiest party drink you've ever seen? Inspired by the theme of watercolor, Emily of Bespoke-Bride came up with this colorful cocktail that's too good not to share. A splash of purple grape juice creates that eye-popping marbling effect! This cocktail is so incredibly easy to make, that we'll be sipping it all spring and summer long! Try out the recipe below, and discover more stylish wedding loveliness over at ...

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Honey Thyme Lemonade with Sugared Blackberries

One of my fondest memories as a child was icy cold lemonade from the summer carnival.  Served in an extra large styrofoam cup with whole squeezed lemons and loads of sugar I find myself craving this summer time staple whenever warmer weather begins to appear.  But try as I may I've never been able to quite master the recipe.  So instead of mess with my idea of perfection I've found it better to simply create an inspired by version.   My latest spin; a honey infused thyme lemonade with...

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5 Heavenly Margaritas for Cinco de Mayo

We love any holiday that gives us an excuse to whip up a tasty and fruity cocktail. Enter: Cinco de Mayo. There's nothing better than a delicious margarita, especially one with a surprising twist. Take a peek at the 5 yummy options from our friends at the Cooking Channel in the video below!   Want even more marg-spiration? Get the salt ready with these...

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Sparkling Ombre Rose Cocktail

I'll find any excuse for a little bubbly cocktail. Making it through Monday, receiving the latest edition of Domino, feeling a little parched? All perfect scenarios for breaking open the champagne. This Sparkling Ombre Rose Cocktail is sweet and pretty all at the same time. It's a total win. But the best part? You can modify it to your taste or to your party's color palette. xoxo Abby Capalbo...

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Traditional Irish Coffee Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day

Just in time for St Patrick's Day, Abby Capalbo teamed up with Erin McGinn for a recipe that will leave you bright eyed and bushy tailed in a true Irish way. Meet the classic Irish Coffee handed down from an Emerald Isle bartender during an Ireland getaway. Whiskey, coffee, homemade whip cream and spices are all coming together for one...

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Candied Sage Cocktail

If you love a mimosa or anything champagne, then you will most definitely want to add this to your repertoire. The Candied Sage Cocktail from LaRicki and Heather Kinkel is a bubbling mix of sweet and savory crafted by Jessica Helgeson of SEE Salt and goes perfectly with a sunday brunch. Find the instructions for making your very own...

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A Pear Cocktail, Two Ways

Sublimely sweet pears are a treat during colder months, which is why these refreshing pear cocktails from Waiting on Martha have quickly become our tipple of choice. Craving something a little sweet? The Pear Blossom Fizz combines pear juice with elderflower blossom liqueur and bubbles and is topped off with a dash of cinnamon.   Click here for the recipe. Whichever...

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The Paloma

On a recent trip to Mexico the Mr. and I fell in love with a little cocktail called The Paloma.  The Paloma combines tequila with the tart and fresh flavors of grapefruit and lime juice to create the most refreshing of libations.  Typically The Paloma is topped with a lime or grapefruit wedge, but I really love adding a slice or two of jalepenos for some heat or a fresh sprig of mint to cool it down. Truly, MKR  Either way you shake it, or top...

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Three Spring Cocktails to Try

May Designs Studio is most definitely on to something with their weekly cocktail hours held every wednesday for their staff. Um, amazing! For this number photographed by  Jessica Taylor, they learned how to craft three very yummy cocktails and they're spilling the beans. The Pink Lady, The Aviation and the Jalisco Flower can all be...

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Blackberry Thyme Champagne Cocktail

Cocktails always seem a bit more fun and festive when they come in the prettiest shade of pink and this version from Jacquelyn at Lark and Linen is infused with a medley of yummy flavors. Blackberry syrup, thyme and bubbly make this a sparkling cocktail that should most certainly be on the menu this weekend, don't you think?

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Three Boozy Cocktail Floats to Try

You can't get much better than ice cream. Unless you're drowning it in booze, that is.  Once you try one of these bevies your cocktail will never be sans scoop of ice cream again. It's that good. So without further ado, meet your three new besties all crafted by The Little Things  + Sweet Annie Floral Design and ...

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Blackberry & Lemon Gin & Tonics

We are always looking for ways to up the ante on the cocktails we know and love, and thanks to Engaged & Inspired and Michele Beckwith Photography we now know how to put a fun little twist on the classic gin & tonic. Infused with a little blackberry and lemon, I can't even wait to put this recipe to use. ...

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