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Big Batch Recipes for Your Weekend Bash

Sometimes simple is better. Put a punch bowl or pitcher on the table and set the people free. Leave the bottle and ingredients out on display so people can see exactly what they’re about to enjoy.

Whether it’s game night, movie night or a Friday night, BigFish Spirits has you covered. Along with our ever-growing collection of craft spirits, there are hundreds of recipes fit for any occasion, both big and small. Everyone has their favorite, so we’ve gathered an easy large-scale recipe for five different spirits.


Gin:

Perfectly Southern Summer Punch

  • 2 Cups Conniption American Dry Gin
  • 4 Cups Fresh Watermelon Juice
  • .5 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • .5 Cup Simple Syrup
  • 8 Sprigs Fresh Mint
  • Garnish: Fresh Mint, Slices of Watermelon, Lemon Wedges

In a pitcher, add mint and simple syrup. Muddle to release oils. Add lemon juice and stir. Set aside in refrigerator while pureeing fresh watermelon. Strain the watermelon juice, but it’s fine if there’s any remaining pulp. Add the watermelon juice and gin to pitcher. Chill for 1-2 hours. Serve in glasses over ice with desired garnish. 


Brandy:

Wine Shine Orange Summer Tea

  • 750ml Bottle of Orange Peel Brandy
  • 12.5 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 12.5 oz. Simple Syrup
  • Iced Tea to Taste

Tangy and sweet, this is the perfect set-it-and-forget-it kind of recipe you want for a punch bowl. All your guests need to do is add ice and dish out the compliments. 


If you’d like to scale this recipe up or down, the ratio is 2 parts brandy, 1 part lemon juice, and 1 part simple syrup. How easy is that?


Tequila:

Ambassadors Cadillac Margarita

  • 4 oz. Embajador Premium Reposado 
  • 1.5 oz. Gran Gala or Grand Imperial Orange Liqueur 
  • 12 oz. Margarita Mix 
  • Half a Fresh Lime (Hand Squeezed)

In a large glass, pitcher or shaker, add all ingredients except the lime juice and mix. Salt the rim of a few margarita glasses or one very large glass for fun fill with ice and pour. Top it all off with freshly squeezed lime juice and stir one last time.


Vodka:

Northwest Punch


Take two bottles of cold champagne, Wild Roots Cranberry Vodka and Wild Roots Raspberry Vodka, pour into punch bowl and top with fresh blackberries. Simple as that!


Whiskey:

Rye & Honey Ginger Punch

  • 12 oz. Fremont Mischief Whiskey (1 ½ cups)
  • ½ Cup Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • ½ Cup Spiced Honey Syrup (Don’t panic, syrups aren’t hard to make, even a fancy one like this. Instructions are below.)
  • 6 Dashes of Orange Bitters
  • 6 Strips of Lemon Peel Taken From 1 to 2 Lemons, No Pith
  • 6 Strips of Orange Peel Taken From 1 Orange, No Pith
  • Ginger Beer as a Floater

In a large pitcher, combine Fremont Mischief Whiskey, orange bitters, lemon juice and spiced honey syrup. Stir until combined. When ready to serve, add ice and squeeze the lemon and orange peels to express their oils, then drop the peels into the mix. Stir to combine. Top each glass with ginger beer for added flavor & bubbly and garnish with an orange or lemon peel. 


Spiced Honey Ginger Syrup:

  • ½ Cup Water
  • ½ Cup Clover Honey
  • 3 Whole Star Anise Pods
  • ½ Inch Piece of Fresh Ginger, Peeled and Sliced into Coins (4 to 5 slices)
  • 1 Strip of Orange Peel, No Pith

Combine the honey, water, star anise, ginger, and orange peel in a small saucepan. Bring mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat, then lower the heat to a slow simmer. Continue simmering for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain out the spices. 

This can be made and kept refrigerated for several days. Leftover syrup can be saved for up to 4 weeks. Try it with other cocktails.



A drink isn’t just a key component to a successful social gathering, it’s a conversation starter. And when you drink craft spirits specifically, the stories are all there. You can learn the names of the people who created it and why they decided to start in the first place. Every element of the process, from the ingredients, to the equipment, to the label itself is selected with care. Every bottle is a passion project. It’s only fitting that a bottle made by friends be enjoyed with friends.