Next-level big-batch Margaritas to celebrate everyone’s favorite season
World Best Bar
Jun 27, 2022
10 January 2019
Summer is finally here! In our book, this means Margarita season is officially open.
Because nothing gets a summer party going like ice cold Margaritas. As easy as they are delicious and fun, try these sexy big-batch variations for your next sunny get-together.
For 10 servings
Combine 4 1/2 cups pineapple juice, 1 1/2 cups tequila, 1/2 cup jalapeño simple syrup, 1/2 cup lime juice and a couple of sliced jalapeños in a large pitcher and stir. Keep in the fridge until chilled while you wait for your guests to arrive. At the moment of serving, top with 1 cup (8 oz) chilled sparkling water and stir gently before pouring over plenty of ice.
For the jalapeño simple syrup
Add 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup water and 3 halved jalapeños to a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir until all the sugar is dissolved and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and allow the jalapeños to steep some more, around 10-15 minutes. Let cool and refrigerate after use.
Pink Champagne Margaritas
For 6 servings
Add 4 cups pink lemonade, 1 cup tequila, 1 cup triple sec, 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice and a few lime slices to a pitcher, stir and leave to chill. Once your guests have arrived, top with 2 cups chilled champagne and serve in pink sugar or salt-rimmed champagne flutes.
For 8 servings
Blend 16 oz frozen pitted cherries thawed overnight, with their juices,on high speed until silky smooth. Combine with 1 ½ cups tequila, 1 cup Cointreau, 1 cup fresh lime juice, 1 cup unsweetened cherry juice and simple syrup or agave to taste in a large pitcher with ice.Stir well and serve over ice with fresh limes and cherries for garnish.