Pitcher Perfect: Summer Cocktails for a Crowd

These large-format drinks are perfect for backyard gatherings and summer parties

Todd Coleman

Nothing completes a cookout like an icy cold drink. But when you're grilling with friends, it's nearly impossible to find the time to mix individual cocktails, so we prefer to make large-batch tipples by the pitcherful. Packed with the season's flavors of fresh fruit and herbs, these libations are colorful, fun, and perfect foils to the heat and smoke of flame-kissed foods.