5 cocktail pitchers with cool to spare
1–3. Brunch pitchers at Sushisamba Rio To accompany the dishes on their new brunch menu (cardamom-scented doughnuts; braised short rib and sweet corn arepas), the folks at SushiSamba Rio have come up with three cocktail pitchers: one filled with mojito, one with caipirinha and a third with red grape sangria. $20 each. Sunday only, 11am–4pm. 504 N Wells St (312-595-2300).
4. Hub Tea pitcher at Hub 51 The sidewalk patio here offers some of the best people-watching in the city. But pair that patio with a pitcher of the Hub Tea—a combination of St-Germain, Domaine de Canton ginger cognac and fresh-brewed organic iced tea—and summer just got over-the-top. $32. 51 W Hubbard St (312-828-0051).
5. Half-priced mojito pitchers at Havana Minty mojitos are always the go-to drink at this Cuban joint. But they’re especially popular on Fridays, when pitchers are half-price. $31; Fridays $15.50. 412 N Clark St (312-644-1900).