Instead of chucking random ingredients into a pitcher at the eleventh hour, whip up one of these mixtures guaranteed to leave you and your guests bowled over
[WHISKEY] IRISH SUMMER SOUR
You may think the chest-scraping heat of brown water is best left in winter. But when mixed with lemon, lime and sugar, the sting softens and a grownup Country Time thirst-quencher is born. Make like Gucci Mane (minus the choke outs) and cosign all yellow everything.
1 part Jameson Irish Whiskey; ½ part lime juice; ½ part lemon juice; sugar (1/4 cup per 6 oz. of booze); orange slices; Mix, stir, serve over ice
Ready to flip a lame fiesta into a Category Five fete? This Nawlins nectar boasts a booze-muting combo of citrus and grenadine. Sublimely sweet and potent yet sippable (think an alcoholic’s Hawaiian Punch), it’s the beverage of choice among the stumbling Bourbon Street set. Double your batch and friends will bum rush the bowl for fourths and fifths.
1 part Bacardi (light); 1 part Mount Gay Rum (amber); ½ part lime juice; ¼ orange juice; ¼ grenadine; Maraschino cherries, pineapple