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8 easy jug cocktails

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Get ready for the weekend with these fab boozy batch cocktails, from mezcal and kombucha cooler to spicy margaritas, raspberry frosé, and Jamaican rum punch
By Hannah Guinness

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Ingredients

  • We use mezcal and bourbon, port and prosecco to lace our cocktails

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Cider mimosa

  • Fill a large jug halfway with ice.
  • Pour in 800ml of dry sparkling cider (we used Aspall Premier Cru) with 100ml smooth orange juice and a few orange slices in a large jug.
  • Mix well, then pour in 1-2 tbsp of grenadine before serving.

Mezcal and kombucha cooler

  • Fill a large jug halfway with ice.
  • Pour in 200ml of mezcal with 660ml of plain kombucha, 100ml of fresh apple juice (not from concentrate) and a few slices of red apple.
  • Mix well before serving.

Peach, tea and bourbon slushie

  • Steep 2 english breakfast tea bags in 400ml boiling water for 5 minutes, then mix in 2-3 tsp sugar and cool.
  • Chop 3-4 peaches into bite-sized pieces and mix with the tea and 300ml bourbon.
  • Pour into a blender and blitz until smooth.
  • Pour into a plastic container and freeze for 2 hours or until a pourable, slushie-like consistency.
  • Stir then pour into a large jug and serve.

Cucumber and jalapeño margarita

  • Infuse one chopped jalapeño in 300ml tequila for 30-45 minutes or until you can taste the heat of the chilli.
  • Meanwhile, blitz 1 cucumber in a food processor and pass through a sieve to remove the pulp, pressing gently with a spatula to extract as much juice as possible.
  • Fill a large jug halfway with ice. Pour in the cucumber juice followed by 100ml Cointreau and 100ml lime juice. Mix well.
  • Serve in glasses with citrus-chilli salt rims (simply rub a lime wedge around the rims, then press into a mixture of mild chilli powder and sea salt flakes).

White port and grapefruit cooler

  • Fill a large jug ¾ full with ice.
  • Add 300ml white port, 500ml pink grapefruit tonic and stir.
  • Garnish with pink grapefruit slices.

Jamaican rum punch

  • Fill a large jug ¾ full with ice.
  • Add 300ml golden rum, 100ml lime juice, a dash of Angostura bitters, 200ml smooth orange juice, 200ml pineapple juice and stir well.
  • Pour in 200ml grenadine syrup just before serving.


Raspberry frosé

  • Tip two bottles of rosé wine into a large plastic container, then freeze for 3-4 hours.
  • Meanwhile, tip 50g caster sugar and 100ml water into a pan.
  • Bring to a simmer until the sugar dissolves then add 300g raspberries and cover.
  • Turn off the heat and leave for 20 minutes.
  • Blend, strain through a sieve and cool.
  • Scoop the frozen wine out into a blender, whizz until smooth then add the raspberry purée and blend again.
  • Tip into a large jug and garnish with extra raspberries.

Negroni sbagliato

  • Fill a large jug ¾ full with ice.
  • Add one bottle of prosecco, 100ml Campari and 200ml sweet vermouth.
  • Top up with chilled soda water and stir. Garnish with orange peel.

Check out our best negroni recipes here...


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