Cabell Tomlinson, bar director at Frankies 570 Spuntino in New York City, grew up in the South, where, she says, "the summer air was scented with honeysuckle and lemon balm." Those childhood memories, along with a recipe for the classic Bee's Knees cocktail (rum, lime, and honey), inspired this thirst-quencher.
Whether they're for a pool party or a backyard brunch, your cocktails should go down easy—and be easy to make by the batch. We tapped our favorite local bartenders for cool, colorful drinks to please any crowd.
Check out the slideshow above for pitcher recipes the crowd will love.