Becka Wall – @beckawall

Huzzah! It’s springtime! That means it’s time for sundresses, bike rides and picnics. And what’s a picnic without a cool, refreshing cocktail to share amongst friends? Here are a few of my favorite recipes you can make in a batch, throw in a pitcher and put in your cooler to bring.

Traditional Sangria


Nothing says warm weather like sharing a pitcher (or three) of sangria with friends. I made a quadruple batch of this recipe when I had friends over for grilled pizza outside, and it was a hit! Find the recipe at the Minimalist Baker.

Sparkling Lemonade Sangria


White wine more your style? I’ve got you covered. Make this delicious sparkling lemonade sangria, and enjoy while working on your vitamin D intake. Doctor’s orders. Find the recipe at The Whisking Kitchen.

French 75


This champagne cocktail is best paired with a flirty dress and bright red lipstick. Find the recipe here, from the book “Cocktails for a Crowd.”

Femme Fatale Punch


This one is perfect for a brunch with your favorite femme fatales – sweet, with a kick. Find the recipe at Chowhound.

Asian Iced Tea


Or try this refreshing change of pace (Get it? Refreshing?). The recipe uses iced tea, sake, rum and syrup to craft a cocktail your taste buds will thank you for. Find the recipe at Chowhound!

Vodka Mint Lemonade


The trifecta of perfect summer things: lemonade, mint, and vodka. Find the recipe at Laylita’s Recipes.

Happy sipping!