Recipes and Cooking Big-Batch Margaritas 4.3 (15) Whip up a pitcher of margaritas for a crowd with this traditional recipe. Use our watermelon variation for a refreshing poolside sipper. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on April 1, 2013 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Karla Conrad Total Time: 15 mins Servings: 9 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 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 Directions Rub one or two of the lime wedges around rims of nine glasses. Dip rims into a dish of salt to coat; set aside. In a pitcher combine Triple Sec, tequila, lime juice, and sugar, stirring to dissolve sugar. Chill until ready to serve. 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. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 429 Calories 54g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.