Pitcher Margaritas

Pat Duran


Many classic cocktails and mixed drinks are delicious when made ahead, others are at their peak when made on the spot. Beyond traditional favorites, you'll find refreshing new ideas- thirst quenchers by the glass and punches by the gallon. Here is a festive recipe idea for any occasion. Please remember to drink responsibly, don't drink and drive.
This is an excerpt from my recipe column 12-7-2003 Number 13. LV,NV


★★★★★ 2 votes

makes 1 3/4 quarts
5 Min


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  • 16 oz
    lime juice, chilled
  • ·
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 4 c
    crushed ice
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 3/4 c
    triple sec or orange flavored liqueur

How to Make Pitcher Margaritas


  1. Pour 2 Tablespoons lime juice in a wide shallow bowl or plate. Sprinkle salt in a separate shallow bowl. Dip glasses in juice, then in salt to coat rims, chill glasses.
  2. In your blender container, combine remaining lime juice with powdered sugar; blend well. Add ice; blend until slushy. Pour lime mixture into a 2 quart pitcher, stir in tequila and orange flavored liqueur. Add more crushed ice if desired. Serve in prepared glasses. Add lime slices to pitcher.
  3. Serve with lime slice on glass.

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About Pitcher Margaritas

Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom

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