5 Recipes For Big Batches Of Cocktails (Perfect For Parties)

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Pin these cocktail recipes for your next party. The holidays are coming so if you’re entertaining, mix up some cocktails in bulk. Get a neat container, put glassware and an ice bucket nearby, and save time by allowing guests to serve themselves. Easy peasy.

barleymash, San Diego’s high-energy bar and restaurant, has graciously provided the recipes below for cocktails in bulk. These fabulous cocktails are served in their signature cocktail called The Mason Jar, which is 1.5 gallons of fun!


Holiday cocktail recipes

Wyatt Earp (Manhattan)
750 ml Old Overholt Rye Whiskey
10 oz Carpano Antica sweet vermouth
3 oz Dolin dry vermouth
Garnish: Luxardo Cherries

Kate Sessions (Gin/Strawberry)
750 ml Hendrick’s Gin
8 oz St. Germain
8 oz lemon juice
20 oz strawberry batch (puree) = 2nd line on St. Germain carafe
Garnish: Strawberry slices

Silver Strand (Rum)
1 liter Bacardi Silver Rum
11 oz lemon juice
40 dashes Angostura bitters
20 oz raspberry batch (puree) = 2nd line on St. Germain carafe
44 oz ginger beer = 1 full carafe
Garnish: Raspberries

Clydesdale (Whiskey/Vodka Mule )
1 liter Skyy Vodka/Jim Beam
11 oz lime juice
40 dashes of Angostura bitters
40 oz ginger beer = 1 full St. Germain carafe
Garnish: Lime Wheels

Masonrita (Tequila)
750 ml Espolon Reposado
11 oz Agave Nectar
11 oz lime juice
Garnish: Lime Wheels

St. Germain makes their own carafe with lined measurements, mentioned in the recipes above. Not familiar with St. Germain? It’s a delicious, French elderberry flower liqueur.

Read more about barleymash and The Mason Jar on 10Best (San Diegans, don’t forget to add 10Best San Diego to your RSS reader)!

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  1. April 18, 2016 at 7:49 pm — Reply

    My favorite part of this article is that below it, there were recommended Amazon products, including a “Hammered beverage dispenser.” With 3 gallons of cocktails, the beverage dispenser isn’t the only thing that’ll be hammered.

  2. August 8, 2015 at 8:19 am — Reply

    I love elderflower liquor! I saw the bottle of St. Germain, but the $30 price tag seemed a bit steep so I bought the next level down (St. Elder-$15) and I’ m officially a convert. A half shot of it makes drinks amazing. I can definitely see myself still mainly drinking St. Elder, but keeping a bottle of St. Germain tucked away for special occasions. It really is heaven.


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