Margaritas by the Pitcher

Margaritas by the Pitcher Cocktail

Base Spirit: Tequila

Type: Classics, Margaritas, Punches

Served: Neat/Up, On the Rocks

Preparation: Shaken

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Flavor Profile: Fruity/Citrus-forward, Sour

About the Margaritas by the Pitcher Cocktail

Make a roomful of people happy all at once.

Ingredients in the Margaritas by the Pitcher Cocktail

  • 10 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 14 oz Cointreau
  • 3.5 oz Agave syrup or simple syrup
  • 22 oz Tequila

Garnish: Thin lime wheel

Glass: Highball, Margarita or cocktail

How to make the Margaritas by the Pitcher Cocktail

For this recipe you need a 52-ounce pitcher. First, add the fresh lime juice and then the Cointreau. Have a taste—it should still be a bit tart. You can add a little more Cointreau but not much. Adjust the sweetness with a little agave syrup (two parts agave nectar, one part water) or simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water) but don’t use more Cointreau, which would change the balance of the drink. Add the tequila and taste. The mixture should still be intense, because you haven’t added any ice yet. When a guest wants a drink, pour 3 ounces of the mix into a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a stemmed Margarita or cocktail glass with a half-salted rim or a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a thin wheel of lime. If you have a large shaker or a gallon jar with a screw-top you can shake a whole bunch of drinks at the same time.

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  1. Ali in the Valley says

    Love Margaritas! I have a great recipe on my website!
    You’re making me want a ice cold Margarita now!
    Ali in the Valley

  2. Worst recipe ever. This was like drinking kerosine. I had to toss it. I followed the recipe twice to be sure and both times I could have spit fire. I was better off using another recipe for one Margarita and then dumping into a pitcher for a party. Way too much liquor in this recipe and it takes the taste away from a real Margarita.

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