7 Best Pitcher Drinks for Memorial Day

Grilled Citrus and Grape Sangria © Christina Holmes
By F&W Editors Posted May 25, 2015

From sangria studded with grilled-fruit to refreshing cucumber margaritas, here are seven terrific pitcher drinks to make this Memorial Day.

From sangria studded with grilled-fruit to refreshing cucumber margaritas, here are seven terrific pitcher drinks to make this Memorial Day.

1. Grilled Citrus and Grape Sangria
Star chef Michael Chiarello adds fantastic smokiness to his sangria by adding grilled oranges, lemons and grapes.

2. Citrus, Brandy and Pineapple Punch
This easy brandy drink is flavored with nutmeg.

3. Georgia on My Mind
Use apricot ale as a mixer for this terrific, fruity drink.

4. Pineapple-Sake Sangria with Jalapeño
This refreshing sake-based punch features an easy jalapeño syrup.

5. Cajun Lemonade
A splash of Tabasco and a generous dose of rum or vodka spices up this take on the traditional Pimm's Cup.

6. Cucumber Margarita
Upgrade the classic margarita with cucumber-infused tequila.

7. Ginger Shandies
This fantastic party drink combines Hoegaarden and ginger beer with fresh lemon slices.

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