One of the earliest stories is of the margarita being invented in 1938 by Carlos "Danny" Herrera at his restaurant Rancho La Gloria, halfway between Tijuana and Rosarito, Baja California. The drink was reportedly created for customer and former Ziegfeld dancer Marjorie King, who was allergic to many spirits, but not to tequila. Make a room full of people happy with this Margharita Pitcher recipe. You’ll need a 52oz pitcher and a full bottle of your favorite tequila. Oh yea… we mean business.
What you’ll need:
- 10 oz Fresh lime juice
- 14 oz Cointreau
- 3 1/2 oz Agave syrup or simple syrup
- 22 oz Tequila
- Garnish: Lime wheel
How to make it:
- For this recipe, you need a 52-ounce pitcher.
- In a 52-ounce pitcher, add the lime juice, then the Cointreau.
- Adjust the sweetness with a little agave syrup (2 parts agave nectar, 1 part water) or simple syrup (1 part sugar, 1 part water).
- Add the tequila and taste.
- The mixture should still be intense because you haven't added any ice yet.
- To serve, pour 3 oz of the mixture into a shaker with ice and shake.
- Strain into a stemmed Margarita glass with a half-salted rim or a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.
- Garnish with a thin lime wheel.
- If you have a large shaker or a gallon jar with a screw-top, you can shake a whole bunch of drinks at the same time.