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Unfortunately this does not really make a pitcherful of Margaritas. It only serves about 4. It tasted OK, much better than a mix, but when we saw that it wouldn't be enough, we added a can of thawed Bacardi Margarita mix along with a little more than 1/2 can of tequila 1/2 can of Triple Sec. FANTASTIC!!! So much better with these additions. Because these are strong, this quantity was about right for 8 of us. Try this, you won't be disappointed!!!

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brhobkirk August 09, 2010

A margarita is not supposed to be a SWEET drink. Do not add sugar. If you need to slightly balance the acidity use another liqueur such as Cointreu or other orange liqueur.

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bulgrew14 April 01, 2016

Everyone loved these!! They were a little sweeter than we usually like, but they were still delicious. They are very strong though! A couple of us had each, and I wouldn't recommend that! They sneak up on you! :) We'll definately make these again.

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hkcurry May 17, 2009

Oooh yummy! Love the ease of making a big batch! And i ran out of lemons for a full 1/2 cup so I subbed one orange at the last minute. Gave it a nice sweetness. Thanks for the recipe, Bev!!

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Liza at Food.com July 02, 2013

I only had limes and could only come up with 3/4 cup juice. It was still great! It made 4 drinks. I will make this again and put it up against any bottle mix.

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dac549 June 19, 2011

Oh yes, these are delicious...but they get you quick! We make three batches. Stop at one, two at most! I used Splenda, as I didn't have superfine sugar.

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BethR May 04, 2009

Delicious! I doubled the recipe and made it for a party to get a true full pitcher. It got raves. Strong but amazing. I have another batch in the refrigerator right now, I'm planning on freezing it for future use. I knew if it came from Cook's Illustrated, it would be excellent and authentic.

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amcbuy May 01, 2009

Pucker up boys and girls these are sour!!!!! I will try this again w/out the zest to see if that does the trick for me.

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a-torres February 27, 2009

OMG, Bev, I'm in love. These are fantabulicious!!! I made changes, but minor ones. I used Splenda for the sugar, and used a scant 1/3 cup (Splenda tends to be sweeter). I didn't have much Triple Sec, so decided to use Cointreau, and found out I was about 1/8 c. short of that, so I finished the cup measure off with Triple Sec. I used about 4 limes and 3 lemons to get the right amounts of zest and juice. I actually purchased a planer to make the zesting easier, and it's a purchase I absolutely don't regret. I think this has moved into my new Most Favorite Margarita. It does need to be started the nite before. I did it last week and didn't give it but a few hours of sitting, and overnight makes all the difference in the world here. Wow, Bev!!

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~Bliss~ September 02, 2007
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