This Margarita Pitcher Recipe is so easy to make, and gives you a big batch of margs to share with friends. Definitely take the extra time before your gathering to make a big pitcher of drinks so that you don't have to play bartender while you're trying to hang out and enjoy yourself.
If you're looking for other big batch boozy drinks, check out my Cheerwine Sangria and Strawberry Lemonade Vodka Cocktail!
- 🌟 Why You'll Love This Recipe
- 💭 What is a Margarita Pitcher?
- 📝 Ingredients
- 👩🏻🍳 How to make a pitcher of margaritas
- 🌸 Garnishes for your margaritas
- 🔗 Other big batch cocktail recipes
- 🔗 More margarita recipes
- ❓ FAQs/Tips and Tricks
- 🖤 Share your creations and follow me on social media!
- ✨ Recipe
- 📌 Pin this recipe for later!
🌟 Why You'll Love This Recipe
- It makes a big batch. What's better than one margarita? Lots of margaritas, of course! This recipe makes a big batch, so there will be plenty for you and your friends.
- You can prep it ahead of time. No one wants to be playing bartender during their own party. Mix this pitcher up ahead of time so that you can enjoy yourself.
- It's made with fresh ingredients. Fresh juices make these margaritas taste incredible.
💭 What is a Margarita Pitcher?
A Margarita Pitcher is ... wait for it... a pitcher of margaritas! This recipe will come in handy when you want to make a big batch of margs to serve a crowd or just to keep on hand in the fridge.
This recipe yields about 10 drinks, so there will be plenty go around.
- Lime juice: Freshly squeezed, please! I used about 20 limes to yield 2 cups of freshly squeezed juice. The number of limes needed will of course vary based on their size and overall juiciness.
- Orange juice: Once again, freshly squeezed, please! I used about 10 relatively smallish oranges to get 2 cups of freshly squeezed juice. Your needs will vary based on how large and juicy your oranges are. I also used navel oranges, though you can use whatever variety you'd like.
- Simple syrup: You can use store bought or homemade simple syrup to sweeten your margaritas. I didn't use very much, but you can always adjust the proportions to suit your preferences.
- Tequila: Use your favorite tequila here. I tend to reach for a tequila reposado or añejo. Something with a little age on it. But blanco would work nicely here, too, if that's your preference.
- Orange liqueur: I used an inexpensive triple sec, but you could also use a more expensive orange liqueur in this recipe, like Cointreau, if that's what you like.
- Garnishes: As always, garnishes are not mandatory. However, you can really jazz up your margaritas with a lime salt rim and a dried orange (or lime) slice.
👩🏻🍳 How to make a pitcher of margaritas
Fortunately for you and for me, it's very easy to put together a big batch of margaritas. You'll start out by juicing a lot of limes and oranges. You can strain out the pulp if you want, or not. I didn't bother doing it.
Add those juices to a pitcher, along with some simple syrup. After that, add an entire 750 mL bottle of tequila and a 375 mL bottle of orange liqueur. I used triple sec.
Stir all of that up, and you're done! You've made a big ass batch of margaritas.
If you're making this ahead of time (one of the perks of making a big batch of drinks), then you can stash this in the fridge up to a day ahead of time. Just make sure to give everything a good stir or shake before serving. I find that the pulp from the juices tends to settle on the bottom of the pitcher. It's not a big deal, it just looks a lot nicer when everything is mixed up.
From there, just serve these margs however you'd like. I like mine on the rocks with a salt rim.
🌸 Garnishes for your margaritas
Don't stop at making a big batch of drinks! Your cocktails will still benefit from some added flair in the form of garnishes.
- Lime salt for the rim of your glasses
- Dried orange slices (or other kinds of citrus)
🔗 Other big batch cocktail recipes
Sure, this margarita pitcher is fabulous. BUT you can never have too many big batch drink recipes, right? Right.
- Boozy Watermelon Lemonade from Peanut Butter and Fitness
- Strawberry Lemonade Vodka Cocktail from A Nerd Cooks
- Bourbon Peach Iced Tea from Spoonabilities
- Cheerwine Sangria from A Nerd Cooks
- White Wine Sangria from Britney Breaks Bread
🔗 More margarita recipes
Looking for more margarita recipes? Because I got 'em! Click any of the photos below to be taken straight to the recipe.
❓ FAQs/Tips and Tricks
About 10, depending on how heavy handed your pour is/how much ice you use in your glasses.
Yes! Make this up to a day ahead of time. I recommend giving everything a stir before serving, as the pulp from the juices tends to settle on the bottom of the pitcher.
Then this recipe probably isn't for you. Check out some of my other margarita recipes, most of which are written to be made as single drinks.
I highly recommend using fresh juices for this recipe. Is it more work? Yes. But the payoff in terms of flavor is totally worth it.
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Margarita Pitcher Recipe
- 2 cups lime juice freshly squeezed
- 2 cups orange juice freshly squeezed
- ½ cup simple syrup see notes
- 750 mL tequila
- 375 mL triple sec
- lime salt for garnish (optional)
- dried orange slices for garnish (optional)
- Combine the juices, simple syrup, tequila, and triple sec in a pitcher. Mix well.
- Pour into individual glasses with ice, garnished as desired.
- I highly recommend using freshly squeezed juices. You just can't beat the flavor that fresh juice brings to the table.
- You can add more simple syrup if you prefer a sweeter margarita, or if your oranges aren't terribly sweet.
- Use your favorite tequila (or mezcal, if you want a smoky cocktail).
Disclaimer: Nutritional information is a generated estimate and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
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