Big-Batch Margaritas


Whip up a pitcher of margaritas for a crowd with this traditional recipe. Use our watermelon variation for a refreshing poolside sipper.

Mexican Margaritas
Photo: Karla Conrad
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 10 - 11 lime wedges

  • Kosher salt

  • 3 cup Triple Sec or other orange liqueur

  • 2 - 3 cup tequila

  • 1 ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 1 cup superfine sugar or powdered sugar

  • Ice cubes


  1. Rub one or two of the lime wedges around rims of nine glasses. Dip rims into a dish of salt to coat; set aside.

  2. In a pitcher combine Triple Sec, tequila, lime juice, and sugar, stirring to dissolve sugar. Chill until ready to serve.

  3. Place ice cubes in salt-rimmed glasses. Pour tequila mixture over ice cubes. Garnish with the remaining nine lime wedges.

Watermelon Margarita:

Prepare as directed through Step 2. Working in batches if necessary, in a blender or food processor combine 5 cups chopped seedless watermelon and 1/4 cup of the tequila mixture. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Strain though a fine-mesh sieve. Add the watermelon juice to the remaining tequila mixture in pitcher; stir to combine. If desired, add small wedges of watermelon to pitcher. Serve in the prepared glasses.Per Serving: 454 cal, 1 g pro, 60 g carb, 0 total fat (0 sat fat), 0 mg chol, 1 g fiber, 29 g sugar, 221 mg sodium.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

429 Calories
54g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 429
% Daily Value *
Sodium 221mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Total Sugars 23g
Vitamin C 16.5mg 83%
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 65mg 1%
Folate, total 4mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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