The dog days of summer are well upon us and that means you need something refreshing, fast and easy. No one wants to be sitting around the pool/beach/picnic/air conditioner wasting precious time and energy mixing individual drinks. While there's a time and place for multi-ingredient punches, we find that simple wins summer. Choose your favorite cocktails with easy ratios and throw them in a quart-sized mason jar or Thermos for on-the-go imbibing. Pro-tip: if you're not serving the drinks with ice, make sure to add 1/4 ounce of water per serving so you're not swigging straight spirits. 

We've provided this handy conversion chart, as well as some of our favorite classics below. You can download the chart for easy access on your smartphone.

 

Some classic cocktails that we like to batch for a picnic in the shade: 

 

Classic Daiquiri (makes 8)

  • 2 cups white rum
  • 1 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup

 

Classic Margarita (makes 8)

  • 2 cups silver tequila
  • 1 cup lime juice
  • 3/4 cup Cointreau

 

White Negroni (makes 8)

  • 1 cup gin
  • 1 cup blanc vermouth
  • 1 cup Cocchi Americano

 

Negroni (makes 8)

  • 1 cup gin
  • 1 cup Campari
  • 1 cup sweet vermouth

 

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