Margarita Pitcher – Classic Margarita

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Margarita Pitcher – Classic Margarita

A Zesty Cocktail

Indulge in the ultimate fiesta with our sensational Margarita Pitcher recipe! While there are countless margarita pitcher recipes out there, what sets ours apart is the fresh and vibrant margarita mix that elevates this classic cocktail to new heights.


What is a margarita?

A margarita is a popular cocktail made with tequila, orange liqueur (such as triple sec or Cointreau), and lime juice, often served with salt on the rim of the glass. It can be served on the rocks (over ice) or blended with ice to create a frozen margarita. Margaritas are known for their refreshing and tangy flavor, making them a favorite choice for many cocktail enthusiasts. They are commonly associated with Mexican cuisine and are often enjoyed at parties, bars, and restaurants around the world.


Ingredients for Margarita Pitcher

  • 3 limes
  • 1 ⅓ cups lime juice
  • ½ cup Agave
  • 2 ½ cups tequila
  • ¾ cup orange liqueur
  • Plenty of ice
  • Salt and limes for serving


  1. Wash and quarter limes
  2. Into a blender, add limes, lime juice, and agave
  3. Pulse 4 times (do not blend)
  4. Strain liquid and discard limes/pulp 
  5. Into a pitcher add ice, the mix you just made, tequila, and orange liqueur
  6. Stir to combine
  7. Garnish with slices of lime
  8. Serve in salt-rimmed glasses over ice

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Homemade Margarita Mix

To start, gather your ingredients, wash, and quarter some fresh limes. Then, in a blender, combine the fresh limes with store-bought lime juice and 1/3 to 1/2 cup of agave nectar (adjust to your desired level of sweetness). Pulse the mixture in the blender, being careful not to fully blend it. Next, strain the liquid to remove the pulp and limes, leaving you with a pure, flavorful margarita mix.

This step is crucial, as it allows the bright, citrusy flavor of the limes to shine through in every sip. It’s a game changer for making pitcher margaritas, ensuring that each glass is bursting with fresh, zesty goodness.

Once you have your margarita mix ready, simply combine it with tequila and orange liqueur in a pitcher and give it a good stir. Then, pour the margaritas over ice in a salt-rimmed glass and garnish with a slice of lime for the perfect finishing touch.

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Make Ahead

One of the best things about this recipe is that the flavors actually improve as the margarita pitcher sits, so feel free to make them ahead of time and let them chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes before serving.

These Margarita Pitchers are ideal for any celebration, from Cinco de Mayo to game day, or just a relaxing evening on the patio. However, it’s important to enjoy responsibly and never drink and drive. Cheers to delicious margaritas and unforgettable moments with friends and family!


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Margarita Pitcher – Classic Margarita

Indulge with the ultimate margarita pitcher recipe. Each glass is bursting with fresh, zesty goodness.
Course Drinks
Servings 6 glasses


  • 3 limes
  • 1 ⅓ cups lime juice
  • ½ cup Agave adjust as needed for desired sweetness
  • 2 ½ cups tequila
  • ¾ cup orange liqueur
  • Plenty of ice
  • Salt and limes for serving


  • Wash and quarter limes
  • Into a blender, add limes, lime juice, and agave
  • Pulse 4 times (do not blend)
  • Strain liquid and discard limes/pulp
  • Into a pitcher add ice, the mix you just made, tequila, and orange liqueur
  • Stir to combine
  • Garnish with slices of lime
  • Serve in salt-rimmed glasses over ice



Happy Cinco de Drink-o 🍻 This classic pitcher margarita recipe is on my website. Making your own homemade margarita mix is key to making the best margaritas. #cincodemayo #classicmargaritarecipe #pitchermargaritas #margaritarecipe

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1 Comment

  1. Beth Dobbins

    Triple Sec and fresh limes! and now I’m ready to order the ice trays!! thanks, Jamie!


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