5 Holiday Cocktails for a Crowd

Hosting a party can too often mean playing bartender all night long; this season, put down the shaker and satisfy thirsty guests in one fell swoop with one of five pitcher cocktails hand-selected by mixologist Jim Meehan. From the cassis-spiked El Diablo to an elegant green tea punch, each simple recipe is based on a classic drink and uses a different spirit, so there’s something for every palate—plus, they look gorgeous in our favorite glassware for the season.

Helen Rosner
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Green Tea Punch

Japanese sencha and mint teas bring herbal, earthy notes while fresh lime juice provides brightness in this well-balanced rum cocktail. For an aromatic touch, sprinkle freshly grated nutmeg over each glass.

See the recipe for Green Tea Punch »
 

Left: Saint-Louis Théorème Gamma Crystal Clear Tumbler; $165 at jungleeny.com.
Middle: Saint-Louis Théorème Delta Crystal Clear Tumbler; $165 at jungleeny.com.
Right: Saint-Louis Théorème Epsilon Crystal Clear Tumbler; $165 at jungleeny.com.