The Cocktail Card | May Bank Holiday Party Pitchers
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29 Apr May Bank Holiday Party Pitchers

With April almost over, it’s time to look forward to May, a month where we get to enjoy two long weekends. Yep, bank holiday Mondays are ahead, on the 4th and 25th May!

The first of these, May Day, it thought to originate from a Roman festival honouring the beginning of summer – we’ll drink to that!

The tradition of dancing around the maypole seems to have been replaced with wither getting the DIY done or having a party – maybe even outdoors with a BBQ if you get lucky with the weather!

So, let’s skip the DIY and get on with the party! Three days off work has to be worth celebrating.  One of the simplest ways to keep your guests hydrated and happy is with a drink you can prepare in advance and let them serve themselves – let’s take a look at some the best ideas for pitcher drinks:


strawberry peach sangria

Super-easy to make sangria is always a hit and brings a summer vibe to your party.  We have two versions for you to try; the more traditional red wine, orange and lemonade version and a white wine, peach and strawberry version, pictured here.

Red wine sangria recipe from BBC Food

Strawberry-Peach Sangria recipe from




Cajun Lemonade

For those that like things a little fiery! This one can be made with either rum or vodka, Pimms No 1 and spiced up with Tabasco! Get the full recipe at

Blueberry Lavender Vodka Spritzer

This takes a little more preparation time, but the work that goes into it and it’s deep blue/black colour is sure to impress your guests. You can get the recipe at


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