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When it comes to a convenient way to serve beverages to a crowd, a durable drink dispenser levels up the party by a few notches, and makes it easy for guests to serve themselves.
Whether you’re serving fresh-brewed iced tea, mocktails, cocktails, bloody marys, or fruity sangria, a proper drink dispenser is an absolute home entertaining essential. Maybe you’re looking for a smaller, sleek carafe-style pitcher with a lid to bring along with you to a picnic at the park or an oversized drink dispenser for ice-cold water to serve to your little ones after soccer practice. Whatever the occasion, we have you covered, and we guarantee you’ll get a ton of use out of one of these picks below — especially with summer in full swing.
To refine our list, we scoured the virtual shelves high and low for top-rated drink dispensers that didn’t break the bank or have a constantly clogged spigot. We considered durability and stability (who wants that batch of margaritas whose recipe you spent hours researching to topple over before anyone is literally tipsy?), how easy the products were to clean, the tap or spigot design, and the overall design of the product. Grab the outdoor bar cart and say cheers to the best beverage station ever.
Perri is a New York City-born and -based writer; she holds a bachelor’s in psychology from Columbia University and is also a culinary school graduate of the plant-based Natural Gourmet Institute, which is now the Natural Gourmet Center at the Institute of Culinary Education. Her work has appeared in the New York Post, Men's Journal, Rolling Stone, Oprah Daily, Insider.com, Architectural Digest, Southern Living, and more. She's probably seen Dave Matthews Band in your hometown, and she'll never turn down a bloody mary. Learn more at VeganWhenSober.com.
Danielle is the former food & drink editor for BestProducts.com, where she put her knowledge as a cocktail consultant and connoisseur to use; her work can also be spotted on Thrillist, Food & Wine, and Delish. Prior to joining BestProducts.com in 2016, she was slinging fancy cocktails in Brooklyn, reporting on the best bars and restaurants in the country for Food & Wine magazine, and drinking all the whiskey New York has to offer. Outside of work, you’ll most likely find her catching the end of happy hour at her favorite bars in New York or dreaming up pretty new drink recipes.
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