Company’s coming: Why not make the night easy by forgoing the bar in favor of a pitcher cocktail?

Here, nine large-batch recipes you can whip up in a flash.

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RED SANGRIA

The original pitcher cocktail, made zippier with Lillet Rouge and Grand Marnier.

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GINGER SHANDIES

This beer-on-ginger beer combo is easy to make--and drink.

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pitcherpaloma

PALOMAS

Tequila + grapefruit soda + lime juice (or as we like to call it, the three-minute marg).

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pitcherwatermelon

WATERMELON GIN PUNCH

So you carried a watermelon. Party trick: Purée it and add gin.

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STRAWBERRY WINE PUNCH

White wine meets strawberry-daiquiri mix.

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pitcherlemon

WHISKEY WITH HOMEMADE LEMONADE

For a pool party cocktail with bite.

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pitcherblueberry

KIWI BLUEBERRY MOJITO

Equal parts refreshing and sweet.

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pitcherrose

ROSÉ, BOURBON AND BLUE

Cause there’s only a few weeks left to Instagram #yeswayrosé.

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