Best Margarita Recipe (Perfect Margarita Pitcher Recipe)

This BEST MARGARITA RECIPE is the only recipe for margaritas you will ever need! This Perfect Margarita Pitcher Recipe is perfect for serving a crowd, made with simple and fresh ingredients, and utterly delicious. There has never been a more perfect margarita! We have written the margarita recipe to serve one or as many as 24. You decide how many of the BEST Margaritas you want to share.

This BEST MARGARITA RECIPE is the only recipe for margaritas you will ever need! This Perfect Margarita Pitcher Recipe is perfect for serving a crowd, made with simple and fresh ingredients, and utterly delicious. There has never been a more perfect margarita! We have written the margarita recipe to serve one or as many as 12. You decide how many of the BEST Margaritas you want to share.

This BEST Margarita Recipe is the ultimate cocktail for Cinco de Mayo!

This Best Margarita Recipe resulted in the quest to find the Perfect Margarita Pitcher Recipe. The hunt for the ultimate Cinco de Mayo drinks and snacks begins early…usually on May 6th of the previous year. :) I’m always up for some Tacos and Tequila, and although I have a lot of Margarita Recipes on my site…I’ve never made just a perfect classic margarita that is great for serving a crowd.

I have made everything from a Skinny Margarita to Spicy Blackberry Margarita with SO many tequila recipes in between. Some of my favorites have been our Summer Shandy, Tequila Sunrise, and White Wine Margaritas.

Those recipes are fun, unique, and delicious, but I always crave a classic. This BEST MARGARITA RECIPE is the classic Perfect Margarita Pitcher Recipe I’ve been waiting for. I can’t wait for you to try it!

This Pitcher Margarita recipe is a MUST for every Taco Tuesday celebration. Get your friends together, make some tacos, a pitcher (or 2) of these margaritas, and enjoy! Check the full Taco Night Guide for more tips, ideas, & recipes.

 

This BEST MARGARITA RECIPE is the only recipe for margaritas you will ever need! This Perfect Margarita Pitcher Recipe is perfect for serving a crowd, made with simple and fresh ingredients, and utterly delicious. There has never been a more perfect margarita! We have written the margarita recipe to serve one or as many as 12. You decide how many of the BEST Margaritas you want to share.

This BEST MARGARITA RECIPE is the only recipe for margaritas you will ever need! This Perfect Margarita Pitcher Recipe is perfect for serving a crowd, made with simple and fresh ingredients, and utterly delicious. There has never been a more perfect margarita! We have written the margarita recipe to serve one or as many as 12. You decide how many of the BEST Margaritas you want to share.

What is the best tequila for a perfect margarita?

When making margaritas, I always opt for one that isn’t the most expensive, and isn’t the cheapest. You want a quality tequila that is smooth and well made, but there’s no reason to break the bank when you’re not sipping it straight. For these Perfect Margaritas we recommend using a Reposado Tequila which is typically smoother than a Blanco or Anejo Tequila. Once we made that change in this recipe, it made all the difference.

How do you make a Cadillac Margarita?

When you order a Cadillac Margarita at a restaurant, that usually means they’re using top shelf liquor. I think they should change the name to Bentley Margarita or something extra snazzy.

What makes this the best Margarita Recipe?

We LOVE this margarita because it tastes fresh, isn’t too sweet, and is made with simple ingredients. It is super smooth, so watch out! It works great as a single serving, or as an entire pitcher. You’re going to love this Best Margarita Recipe!

How many people does this Margarita Pitcher Recipe serve?

We have written the recipe below for just one serving and also for 24 servings in a large pitcher. You decide if it’s worth sharing with friends. This is one I might just keep all to myself.

Is Triple Sec and Cointreau the same thing?

Cointreau is a brand of Triple Sec, so technically yes. Cointreau is a trusted brand from France and their Orange Liqueur is delicious! I find some Triple Sec has a bitter or fake taste, but not Cointreau.

This BEST MARGARITA RECIPE is the only recipe for margaritas you will ever need! This Perfect Margarita Pitcher Recipe is perfect for serving a crowd, made with simple and fresh ingredients, and utterly delicious. There has never been a more perfect margarita! We have written the margarita recipe to serve one or as many as 12. You decide how many of the BEST Margaritas you want to share.

This BEST MARGARITA RECIPE is the only recipe for margaritas you will ever need! This Perfect Margarita Pitcher Recipe is perfect for serving a crowd, made with simple and fresh ingredients, and utterly delicious. There has never been a more perfect margarita! We have written the margarita recipe to serve one or as many as 12. You decide how many of the BEST Margaritas you want to share.

Tips for making the Perfect Margarita Recipe:

We like to keep our tequila in the freezer to create the coldest best margarita recipe possible with the least amount of ice. I don’t want to water this deliciousness down! I also love to use a little lime zest in the salt rim for a fresh, bright citrus taste. If you want an even fresher taste, you can add a splash of freshly squeezed orange juice!

The important thing about serving pitcher margaritas is you STILL NEED TO SHAKE before serving. You can make the mix ahead of time and having it in the pitcher, but you  should still pour 3-4 servings at a time into a shaker with ice and shake before pouring in your salt rimmed glass. This makes ALL the difference and is the SECRET to perfect pitcher margaritas. Stirring doesn’t cut it. Please promise me you’ll do this!!

If you’re serving for a crowd of more than 24 people, this Margarita Pitcher Recipe is easily doubled. We want to make your life as easy, fun, and delicious as possible!

This BEST MARGARITA RECIPE is the only recipe for margaritas you will ever need! This Perfect Margarita Pitcher Recipe is perfect for serving a crowd, made with simple and fresh ingredients, and utterly delicious. There has never been a more perfect margarita! We have written the margarita recipe to serve one or as many as 12. You decide how many of the BEST Margaritas you want to share.

This BEST MARGARITA RECIPE is the only recipe for margaritas you will ever need! This Perfect Margarita Pitcher Recipe is perfect for serving a crowd, made with simple and fresh ingredients, and utterly delicious. There has never been a more perfect margarita! We have written the margarita recipe to serve one or as many as 12. You decide how many of the BEST Margaritas you want to share.

So now all we have left to do is decide what to eat with our Best Ever Margaritas! I recommend our Baked Chicken Tacos, White Queso Recipe, Mexican Street Corn Dip, Homemade Tortilla Chips, and Chicken Nachos. I realize that’s a lot, but Cinco de Mayo only comes around once a year! SPLURGE a little!

You also MUST check out all our other favorite Margarita Recipes for Cinco de Mayo! Be sure to watch the video to see one of our other favorite Margarita Recipes, Sparkling Strawberry Margarita Punch!

Watch the video or see the recipe card below for details on How to Make the BEST Margarita Recipe. Cheers!

 

This BEST MARGARITA RECIPE is the only recipe for margaritas you will ever need! This Perfect Margarita Pitcher Recipe is perfect for serving a crowd, made with simple and fresh ingredients, and utterly delicious. There has never been a more perfect margarita! We have written the margarita recipe to serve one or as many as 12. You decide how many of the BEST Margaritas you want to share.

Best Margarita Recipe - Perfect Margarita Pitcher Recipe

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 254 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin

This BEST MARGARITA RECIPE is the only recipe for margaritas you will ever need! This Perfect Margarita Pitcher Recipe is perfect for serving a crowd, made with simple and fresh ingredients, and utterly delicious. There has never been a more perfect margarita! We have written the margarita recipe to serve one or as many as 24. You decide how many of the BEST Margaritas you want to share.

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Ingredients

For Individual (One, 4.5 ounce) Serving

  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed Lime juice
  • 2 ounces Reposado Tequila 100% pure de Agave Tequila
  • 1/3 ounce 2 tsp Agave syrup I use Tres Agaves, Agave Nectar – organic
  • 1 cup ice

For 13 (4 ounce) servings:

  • cups Cointreau
  • cups Freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 cups Reposado Tequila
  • ½ cup Agave syrup
  • 12 cups Ice

For 18 (4 ounce) Servings:

  • cups Cointreau
  • cups Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
  • cups Reposado Tequila
  • ¾ cup Agave Syrup
  • 1 bag of ice

For 24 (4 ounce) Servings:

  • 3 cups Cointreau
  • 3 cups Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 6 cups Reposado Tequila
  • 1 cup Agave Syrup
  • 1 bag of ice

Instructions

If making for a crowd (13, 18, or 24 servings)

  1. In 2-quart pitcher, combine all ingredients, except the ice. Keep the margarita mixture refrigerated until ready to serve.
  2. When ready to serve, rim the glasses with salt (if desired) and fill each with ice.
  3. Fill a cocktail shaker ¾ of the way with ice. Add enough prepared margarita mixture to the top of the ice. Cover tightly and shake vigorously 10-15 seconds. Pour into prepared glasses and serve immediately. Drain excess water from the shaker. Repeat for the additional servings, adding more ice as needed.

  4. Garnish with a lime wedge or wheel.
  5. Enjoy!

For Individual Servings:

  1. See above if salting the rim of the glass.
  2. Fill the shaker about halfway with ice and add all other ingredients. Shake vigorously 10-15 seconds.
  3. Immediately pour into the prepared glass and garnish with a lime wedge or wheel.
  4. Enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Note – These margaritas are best made within 8 hours of serving.

Note - The recipe can be easily doubled.

Note - If you want salted glass rims: Cover the bottom of a small plate with margarita salt. Rub the rims of the glasses with a lime wedge, dip the rims in the margarita salt, and set the glasses upright to dry a tad before filling with ice.

Note - These Margaritas are not very sweet. If you would like them sweeter, just add more agave syrup to taste.

Important Note :) - It's important to shake the margaritas before serving. Add 2-4 servings to a shaker with ice right before serving and repeat for each serving. Makes all the difference. Your guests will thank you!

Nutrition Facts
Best Margarita Recipe - Perfect Margarita Pitcher Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 254
% Daily Value*
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Sugars 16g
Vitamin C 10.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Comments

Kirsten
I made your margaritas this past weekend for Cinco De Mayo for a crowd of people. Thank you so much for the pitcher measurements! It was so helpful. Everyone raved about them! ☺️
    Becky Hardin
    This makes me so happy! Glad you loved them, hope you had a perfect Cinco :)
Tammy
I made this margarita recipe this past weekend and all I can say is "wish I found this recipe sooner". 🤗 My hubby, who is VERY particular on his margaritas loved it. Can't wait to try your other ones. Thank you for sharing this.
kt
Finally! I found a margarita recipe for a crowd and a recommended type of tequila! I’ve asked several recipe blogs what kind of tequila to use for a margarita and they just respond with a “whatever you feel like” sort of answer. I’ll be making this sometime this summer, thanks!
    Becky Hardin
    Yay! Yes I love Reposado! Makes a difference. A brand I really like is Exotico <3 Great price point and quality (and made here in STL!) xoxo
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