Batch Cocktails by Maggie Hoffman

Maggie Hoffman is the queen of cocktails. Between her debut book The One-Bottle Cocktail (review) and her latest Batch Cocktails: Make-Ahead Pitcher Drinks for Every Occasion, Maggie has our libation needs covered.


Entertaining is less stressful when we know the bar is covered. Many lifestyle gurus and celebrity chefs have recommended that providing a signature cocktail is the way to go to take the pressure off the drinks department. A pitcher of cocktails, a couple bottles of wine and bubbly water for the non-alcoholic folks and you can enjoy your party along with your guests.

Batch Cocktails offers 65 delicious and creative cocktails that you don't have to stir or shake to order; rather, they are designed to stay fresh when made ahead and served out of a pitcher. Recipes such as Tongue in Cheek (gin, Meyer lemon, thyme, Cocchi Rosa), Friendly Fires (mezcal, chile vodka, watermelon, lime), Birds & Bees Punch (rum, cucumber, green tea, lemon), and even alcohol-free options are organized by flavor profile - herbal, boozy, bitter, fruity and tart, and so on - to make choosing and whipping up a perfect pitcher of cocktails a total breeze.

Our  takes you inside this title and features the following 


Thanks to Ten Speed Press for providing us with the materials for our EYBDigital preview above as well as offering three copies of this title in our giveaway below.  

The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

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  • AlexH  on  4/30/2019 at 3:26 PM

    The ”Improved Blood Orange Punch”! Sounds delicious!

  • riley  on  4/30/2019 at 3:42 PM

    Clove=mint lemonade

  • popoff  on  4/30/2019 at 3:44 PM

    Rosemary gin

  • cora429  on  4/30/2019 at 7:24 PM

    Improved blood orange punch

  • Nhcookingdiva  on  4/30/2019 at 7:27 PM

    Improved Blood Orange Punch looks soooo good!!!

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  5/1/2019 at 1:15 AM

    Sunrise at Koko Head.

  • kmn4  on  5/1/2019 at 12:44 PM

    Tenochtitlan [Pilar Vree]

  • sarahawker  on  5/1/2019 at 1:46 PM


  • JenjiRM  on  5/1/2019 at 2:51 PM

    Hibiscus-bell pepper syrup!

  • JoelleStr  on  5/2/2019 at 8:25 PM

    Sandy bottoms. A drink with watermelon sounds amazing for a hot summer day!

  • jenmatt  on  5/3/2019 at 4:34 PM

    Thai chile syrup

  • ella1912  on  5/4/2019 at 2:50 PM

    blood orange punch

  • jezpurr  on  5/5/2019 at 8:11 AM

    Agony and ecstasy!!!^_^

  • dtremit  on  5/5/2019 at 12:41 PM

    Cocchi Americano Rosa and grapefruit sounds like it would be refreshing for summer!

  • Mariarosa  on  5/5/2019 at 7:42 PM

    Tongue in cheek sounds good!

  • Dannausc  on  5/6/2019 at 6:01 PM

    The blaylock

  • ktcupcake  on  5/7/2019 at 10:34 PM

    St. Germain, Aperol, and beer

  • Shelley.b  on  5/11/2019 at 11:07 AM

    Blood orange punch

  • leilx  on  5/15/2019 at 11:20 PM

    Grayscale or cynar scotch

  • debbiehb  on  5/18/2019 at 5:25 AM

    Rosemary gin

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