Nothing says summer more than sharing a cocktail jug as the sun goes down. Whether you’re after a pitcher of sangria or a jug of Pimms, these fruity and fresh options are a delicious and economical way to spend your afternoon.
Firefly offers a huge range of reasonably priced and delicious cocktail jugs that are hugely popular with the locals. The sangria pitcher is only $36 and packed with goodness. Plus, as it’s so big, it can easily be shared between four. Now, that’s a delicious bargain in our books.
The Bucket List
The Bucket List boasts an impressive array of cocktail pitchers that scream fun in the sun. With one of the best backdrops in Sydney, invest in a ‘Find Liquid Gold’ jug that is filled with tequila, agave syrup and lime for a zesty thrill.
Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
The extensive cocktail list at the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel sounds even better when there is the option to supersize them into pitcher size – making it oh so tempting. We love the Passionfruit Collins, a gin, passionfruit and lime concoction that is sure to make a fantastic afternoon in the sun!
A jug of Dark n’ Stormy at Annandale Hotel for only $25 sounds like a pretty good idea to us, no matter what kind of day it is. So jump on in and get your rum on. If rum isn’t your cup of tea, there are plenty of options, including a very delicious espresso martini coffee pot ($20), for those who need a caffeine fix.
The Treehouse has its fair share of deliciousness and it doesn’t disappoint in the drinks department. The Ginger Ninja offers a bit of a twist on the traditional amaretto sour with vodka, amaretto and ginger beer. If you’re after something a bit more 80’s retro – there’s The Treehouse Fruit Tingle pitcher, so prepare to be amazed. It’s blue, it’s boozy and… Did we mention it’s blue?
Coogee Pavilion Rooftop
Coogee Pavilion’s newly opened rooftop has quickly become a go-to destination in Sydney. There’s a great new cocktail and pitcher menu, so choose between the Pavilion Pimms Cup for $39 or splurge a little and enjoy the Beach House Royale – a mixture of Hennessey, Havana Club 7, apricot and Chandon, for $59, as you enjoy the amazing views.
Manly Wine has perfected the art of the cocktail jug. For $25 you can choose from a red, white or rose sangria pitcher that make for an understated yet delicious approach to an afternoon cocktail. Another favourite of ours is the grapefruit margarita – a great little potion filled with tequila, Cointreau, pink grapefruit and lime that are always a crowd pleaser.
The Rose Hotel
The Rose Hotel’s version of the rosy ice tea is original and so very yummy, so you really can’t go wrong. A tasty combination of all manner of spirits, this pitcher is topped with cola and cherries, so pop in and enjoy a fun afternoon at The Rose.
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