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Easy Margaritas for a Crowd

Photo: Emma Crist; Styling: Emma Crist

Total time 5 mins

9 (6-oz.) margaritas

Look no further than these large-batch margaritas when you're hosting your next big fiesta and can't spend hours juicing limes. This margarita recipe is a revelation--the secret ingredient is a can of frozen limeade concentrate which, once emptied, doubles as a measuring cup for the remaining ingredients. These margaritas are strong, slightly (but not overly) sweet, and have the perfect note of orange flavor. Oh, and did we mention there's beer involved? We prefer to serve in a large glass drink dispenser with plenty of limes on the side.


  • 1 (12-oz.) can frozen limeade concentrate
  • 12 ounces cold water
  • 12 ounces silver tequila
  • 6 ounces orange-flavored liqueur (such as Triple Sec or Grand Marnier)
  • 1 (12-oz.) bottle Mexican lager (such as Corona), chilled
  • Lime wedges

How to Make It

  1. Place limeade concentrate in the bottom of a large pitcher or drink dispenser; pour next 4 ingredients (through lager) over the concentrate, stirring with a large spoon until frozen concentrate melts and is evenly dispersed. Serve margaritas over ice with fresh lime wedges.