A Pitcher of Margaritas: 6 Crowd-Pleasing Varieties

Published May 25, 2022
Margarita glasses with salted rim and lime and plates of tacos

Margarita, margarita, margarita. Just rolling it off the tongue makes you want one to appear in your hand. From classic margaritas to a range of flavors from sweet to sour, everyone loves a marg. So grab your best pitcher or two and let your friends know to head on over for a pitcher of margaritas.

Classic Margarita Pitcher

Start your pitcher of margaritas adventure with the classic tequila and lime margarita. No one will need convincing to try one, and in fact, you may soon find your pitcher quite empty. To make things even easier on yourself, you can also rely on a homemade margarita mix. This recipe makes eight servings.

Classic Lime Margarita Drinks

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a pitcher, add ice, tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. To prepare serving glasses, rub the rim of the glass with the lime wedge.
  4. With the salt on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the salt to coat.
  5. Pour into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with lime wheel.

Lemon Margarita

You may think the lemon margarita isn't much of a departure from the classic lime, but this has a sweeter, brighter twist that'll quickly require refills. This recipe makes eight lemon margaritas, but you can easily double it to make more.

Lemon Margarita

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces lemon-infused tequila
  • 8 ounces orange liqueur
  • 2 ounces honey liqueur
  • 6 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 ounces simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Lemon slice for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. In a pitcher, add ice, lemon tequila, orange liqueur, honey liqueur, lemon juice, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Serve in rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lemon slice, if desired.

Grapefruit Margarita

Grapefruit offers a bitter and juicy flavor profile, and it mingles so perfectly among the margarita ingredients. With this recipe, you'll have eight servings.

Pitcher of Grapefruit Margaritas

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces tequila
  • 10 ounces orange liqueur
  • 6 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 ounces simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Grapefruit slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a pitcher, add ice, tequila, orange liqueur, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Serve in rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with grapefruit slice.

Strawberry Margarita

Liven up your pitcher of margaritas with the sweet flavors of sunshine by using a little bit of strawberry magic. For an even bigger strawberry punch, you can easily infuse your tequila. This recipe makes eight servings.

Strawberry margaritas

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces tequila
  • 6 ounces orange liqueur
  • 4 ounces strawberry liqueur
  • 8 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 ounces strawberry simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a pitcher, add ice, tequila, orange liqueur, strawberry liqueur, lime juice, and strawberry simple syrup.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Serve in rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lime wheel and mint sprig.

Watermelon Margarita

Watermelon is a universally loved flavor. This recipe makes 16 servings, so it's great for any gathering, and if you happen to have watermelon on hand, go ahead and garnish with a few pieces -- or even infuse your tequila.

Watermelon margaritas

Ingredients

  • 32 ounces tequila
  • 18 ounces orange liqueur
  • 16 ounces watermelon juice
  • 6 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 ounces honey syrup
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a pitcher, add ice, tequila, orange liqueur, watermelon juice, lime juice, and honey syrup.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Serve in rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lime wheel.

Cherry Margarita

Cherry margaritas are wonderfully customizable. If you like yours with a little bit of pucker, use the recipe below. However, if you want yours a bit sweeter, use sweetened cherry juice or add a bit of cherry liqueur. The cherry margarita is also a smoky delight when you use mezcal. This recipe will make enough for you and nine other friends.

Cherry Margarita

Ingredients

  • 20 ounces tequila
  • 10 ounces orange liqueur
  • 9 ounces tart cherry juice
  • 5 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 ounces honey syrup
  • Ice
  • Orange wheel and cherries for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a pitcher, add ice, tequila, orange liqueur, tart cherry juice, lime juice, and honey syrup.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Serve in rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with orange wheel and cherries.

Tasty Pitcher Margaritas to Please a Crowd

It's a little-known fact that margaritas are actually herd cocktails. Once one is spotted, many more are sure to follow. So make it easy for you and your guests, or even your hosts, by whipping up a pitcher of margaritas. Whether you show up with a big batch or several pitchers of margarita flavors, you'll be the MVP.

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