If you're hosing a 4th of July party this weekend, you're probably in full-on stock-up mode. We're guessing you're loading up on patriotic paper goods, buns, and fireworks (local ordinances permitting!). There's just one more thing you should get: this two-gallon glass beverage dispenser, which is on sale right now on Amazon for less than $23.
Even if you're not hosting this weekend, you'll need this beverage dispenser for the rest of the summer. And fall, and winter ... you get the point.
The reason you need this dispenser is simple: You've got a lot to do during a backyard cookout. You can't be manning the grill, circulating the appetizers, hauling out all the condiments, greeting guests, and playing bartender. This dispenser will be a lifesaver (even during an indoor party), with its easy-pour spigot silently imploring your guests to help themselves.
In addition to saving you precious time as you're entertaining, it'll let you serve a fun signature cocktail, which excuses you from having to open your full bar to guests (thus saving you money). And it'll make your spread look fancier than if you just had a giant cooler full of beers hanging out on the deck.
Fill it with homemade sangria, fun cocktails, and sparkling punches to get the party started with minimal effort.
Some Big-Batch Cocktail Recipes
If you're looking to be really ambitious, you can buy two or three dispensers and create several pre-made cocktails, because options are always nice, right? You could even use one for a non-alcoholic option (infused water or regular lemonade is always a good idea).
After the party, cleanup will be a breeze because this guy can go in the dishwasher and the spigot can be easily removed for a quick washing by hand. Cheers to that!