Fresh Lime Margarita | 1½ cups gold tequila ¾ cup Triple Sec ¾ cup fresh lime juice 4 tbsps sugar, divided 8 cups crushed ice 2 tbsps kosher salt | Stir together tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice, 2 tbsps sugar in large pitcher. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Mix salt and remaining 2 tbsps sugar on a small saucer. Rub a lime wedge around rim of glasses, lightly dip glasses into saucer with sugar-salt mixture. Fill glasses with crushed ice. Pour margarita into glasses. Garnish with lime slices.
Cocktails taste better when they're enjoyed with good company, but rather than craft a bunch of different beverages (I mean, who really wants to be stuck with bartending duty all party long?), make pitcher drinks like sangria, margaritas, and punch. All you have to do is make a large batch, and everyone gets a glass on demand. Hooray! Here are a few of our favorites, just in time for that pool party, BBQ, or whatever else you have planned for the holiday weekend.
Classic Lime Margarita | True tequilas are distilled and bottled in Mexico. Choose a tequila, like Sauza Tequila, that states that it is made from 100% blue agave. This means that no additional sugars were added. Pure tequila has a fresh and smooth flavor.