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!!!
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!