While some of us may be truly passionate, genuine (or, at least… wannabe) mixologists straight out of a scene from the Tom Cruise classic Cocktail, plenty of us would love to host an event where we actually have a moment to take a deep breath, relax, and enjoy the pleasures of great company while sharing great drinks, enjoying great stories, and creating new memories.
Hosting a party or event should be as enjoyable for the host as it is for the guests… but we admit that it can be a lot of work, and pressure, to play the host. So how can a host have an opportunity to relax and be in the moment, without worrying about guests going dry, spending the majority of your evening tending bar, or feeling that you need to achieve professional-grade perfection with every mix and pour?
Treating your guests to batch cocktails is the perfect remedy for these concerns. Made in advance, mixed once in a “bulk” recipe, and served via pitcher, batch cocktails are a host’s ticket to freedom. And with the right recipe, they’re also a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. These three big batch cocktail recipes are our favorite choices to deliver bold and vibrant flavor while showcasing the fine and luxurious quality of life that you and your guests can deeply appreciate and enjoy.
The Paloma is incredibly popular and a staple drink in Mexican culture (you might say it’s the “margarita of Mexico”). While it is still a lesser known drink in the US, it is enjoying an increasing trend in popularity. We feel that tequila aficionados, particularly those with discerning taste and a passion for enjoying high quality experiences, would not only savor this tremendous cocktail, but happily become paloma ambassadors by serving this amazing tequila cocktail to their tribe.
A paloma features grapefruit as the star, alongside a delicious organic tequila like our reposado tequila (the traditional recipe) or clean and clear Blanco tequila – the tequila you choose is simply a matter of your preference.
To batch this beverage, simply combine equal parts Tequila and grapefruit juice in a large serving container. Depending on how much you are making, you will want to add sliced limes and lime juice, agave, and salt. Finally, serve into an ice-filled glass, top with seltzer, and enjoy!
(Makes 28-30 servings)
Sangria is truly the reigning champion of all batched cocktail offerings. Of course the traditional base for a sangria recipe is red or white wine – but this recipe proves that sangria can be even greater when you replace grapes with agave. This recipe celebrates tequila, and packs your party punch with the vibrant flavor and unique culture of our beloved friends to the south of the border.
It’s worth noting that while we provide our favorite recipe below, sangrias are flexible by nature, and there is a great deal of joy and fun to be found by adding your favorite fruits to infuse your own personal flair into this batched cocktail.
(Makes 25-30 servings)
When creating a batched cocktail, it can be best to keep things simple. One of the benefits of using top-quality organic tequila is that the purity of its incredibly smooth flavor shines through beautifully in simple combinations. That’s why we love this tequila sour recipe. It’s both sweet and tart, and always refreshing. You can even add some fresh mint for an extra touch of a summer flavor.
And remember – you can adjust the amount of tequila to suit the situation. For example, during a brunch or lunch, it may be appropriate to use a conservative blend, but you might choose to let the liquor flow a bit more freely if you’re planning an evening soiree.
(Makes 28-30 servings)
For all of these recipes, there is certainly no question that you’ll need to stock your cabinet with plenty of your preferred variety of tequila. And of course, we hope you’ll choose our top-shelf quality, sustainably produced, organic tequila. You and your guests will not only appreciate that your tequila beverages have unparalleled great taste – they’ll also appreciate that the responsible production of the Aldez brand is something they can feel good about long after the party’s last call. And speaking of something to feel good about, the impeccable purity of the tequila means that you and your guests will not only enjoy a marvelous evening, but you’ll be spared of potential ill effects the next morning. Now that is a host that we can raise a glass to.
So head to our online store to have your tequila delivered right to your door, and when your favorite batch tequila recipe is ready for your guests, don’t forget to give us a shoutout & a group selfie @aldeztequila.