Make a roomful of people happy all at once.
For this recipe you need a 52-ounce pitcher
First, add the fresh lime juice and then the Cointreau
Have a tasteit 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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