Today I am Starting a new series on Batched cocktails.
With Spring being here, in my house that means more evenings will be filled with friends coming over and entertaining in the back yard. With the Firepit going, corn hole out and getting the grill ready for dinner. But taking time to make cocktail individually all night long will wear you out and make you miss part of the evening. So my solution is to remake batched cocktails that are super easy and fun to make.
What does batched cocktails mean?
Batching cocktails—making them by the pitcher or the bottle—means that when you're hosting, you don't have to also be filling shakers and knocking over the bitters, rattling ice and accidentally squirting yourself in the eye with lemon juice. The drinks are made. Dinner will come later. Just pour and join your guests.
Just like our last series on freezer door cocktails doing batched cocktail takes a little math to make it work. But the process is pretty simple. First off, a Gallon is 128 oz. You then need to get the formula for the cocktail. For our first cocktail in this series the formula is 2-4-1-1.
I introduced the Texas Sunset to our Podcast listeners on July 14, 2021. If you want to go back and read more about the creation of this magical cocktail, I would encourage you to go into the Bourbon Gospel archives and look for it.
Don’t worry about taking notes as I am giving out the ingredients and instructions. They are always posted on bourbongospel.com
Batch Made Texas Sunset
- 32 oz of good Bourbon. I use Evan William Bottled in Bond
- 64 oz of Simply Limeade
- 14 oz of Triple Sec or other Orange Liqueur
- 14 Oz. Of Peach Schnapps
- About 4-6 pumps of Jalapeño extract. I use Amoretti Jalapeño extract. Note of caution - a little goes a long way. Start small, you can always add more
- Splash of Raspberry Liqueur
Pour all ingredients except Raspberry liqueur into a one gallon container.
I get a Outdoor beverage dispenser with metal stand and pour batched cocktail into dispenser.
Fill glass with Ice and fill with cocktail then top with Raspberry cocktail.
As always I am open to hear your take and your input.