Pitcher Drinks for July 4th

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Pitcher Drinks for July 4th

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.

Watermelon Sugar

If you're a Margarita fan, you'll love this drink, which is made with mezcal, tequila's smoky cousin.

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Lemon Balm Honeysuckle

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.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Balm Honeysuckle

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Sidewalker

If you've never had a beer cocktail or, better yet, a cocktail made with drinking vinegars, let this be your introduction to two growing trends in the bar world.

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Rosé, Bourbon, and Blue

For this patriotic-themed cooler, Cabell Tomlinson combines two summer favorites: sweet iced tea and sangria.

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Ruben's Cooler No. 2

Damon Boelte was aiming for something simple and accessible when he concocted this extremely refreshing, very British cooler.

Get the Recipe: Ruben's Cooler No. 2

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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.

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