Whether it's by the pitcher or by the punch bowl, bar programs in DC are loading up on cocktails this spring by offering booze in bulk.
Here are several bars and restaurants where cocktails are served for small groups. There are martinis by the pitcher, brandy-port flavored sangrias, and a tiki-themed rum bowl that comes served with a flaming sidecar of grain alcohol. It all adds up to festiveness.
Just be sure to follow the serving size suggestions, listed on the menu, and drinkers beware, these pitchers pack a punch and are meant for sharing.