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Margaritas for a Crowd


Our margaritas are made with freshly squeezed lime juice and served on the rocks.

  • Servings: 8
Margaritas for a crowd

Photography: Victoria Pearson

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2002


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • Lime wedges
  • Coarse salt or sea salt
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 cups tequila, preferably premium
  • 1 cup triple sec, or Grand Marnier
  • Cracked ice cubes


  1. Make simple syrup: Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan. Simmer, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat; let cool. Refrigerate until ready to use.

  2. Rub rims of glasses with a lime wedge; dip rims in a dish of salt.

  3. In a large pitcher, combine lime juice, tequila, and triple sec or Grand Marnier. Add chilled sugar syrup, and stir to combine. Add ice cubes, and serve in prepared glasses.

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  • MS11787816
    24 MAY, 2017
    I make this for every summer party, and it is a favorite! Since we're usually making more than one pitcher, I do buy bottled lime juice instead of squeezing my own, and I only use 1 - 1 1/2 cups of the simple syrup; 2 cups makes it way too sweet. However, scaling back the sweetness makes these taste *perfect*, and subs[filtered]uting the bottled lime juice makes them far less labor intensive. It is a great recipe!
  • MS11557356
    4 MAY, 2015
    TWO cups of sugar? This sounds sickeningly disgusting...
  • adozeneggs
    12 JUL, 2008
    To make it non alcoholic, maybe substitute club soda for the tequila. I'm making these for a party, be back with the results!!
  • Shron
    19 APR, 2008
    I would like to make this non-alcoholic.....any suggestions on substitutions?