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Best Margarita Recipe - Margarita Pitcher Recipe

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 254kcal
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. 
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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


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

  • In 2-quart pitcher, combine all ingredients, except the ice. Keep the margarita mixture refrigerated until ready to serve.
  • When ready to serve, rim the glasses with salt (if desired) and fill each with ice.
  • 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.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge or wheel.
  • Enjoy!

For Individual Servings:

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



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!


Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Sodium: 4mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin C: 8.5mg