Happy National Margarita Day!

Today is National Margarita day! I wanted to celebrate this special occasion with three recipes. Dinner, dessert and of course a cocktail. So even if you gave up drinking for lent, you can still enjoy one of these delicious recipes.

Pitcher Perfect Margarita
Perfect for crowds, super easy and delish!
Makes: About 24 servings

For the margarita:
8 cups cold water
1 liter 100 percent agave tequila, chilled
2 (12-ounce) cans frozen limeade, thawed in the refrigerator
4 ounces frozen concentrated orange juice (1/2 cup), thawed
1/4 cup bottled lime juice

To serve:
Ice (optional)
4 medium limes, each cut into 6 wedges
Rich Simple Syrup (optional)
Salt (optional)

Place all the ingredients in a large pitcher or container (at least 1-gallon capacity) and stir to evenly combine. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Stir before serving.

To serve:
Serve the mixed margarita up or over ice in a chilled margarita glass with a lime wedge.
Alternatively, to serve over ice with salt, fill a small, shallow dish with simple syrup and a second small, shallow dish with salt. Dip the rim of a glass in the simple syrup, then in the salt. (If you don’t have simple syrup, rub a lime wedge on the rim to moisten.) Add ice and top with the mixed margarita. Serve with a lime wedge.

And if you are looking for a Skinny Margarita recipe. I have one here.

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