How to Make 5 Gallons of Margaritas for a Party. If you are planning to serve a large quantity of margaritas at an upcoming party, prepare the beverage ahead of time to keep the margaritas flowing and ensure you have a hassle-free evening. If you wait until the party to make the margaritas, you will spend your entire evening mixing and stirring instead of mixing and mingling. Make one batch (1 gallon) at a time to make it easier to combine ingredients and store the mixture. Each mixed container will yield about 21 margaritas (105 total).
Things You'll Need
- 7 liters tequila (6 cups per batch)
- 3 liters triple sec (2.5 cups per batch)
- 2.25 gallons of sour mix (7 cups per batch)
- Large mixing bowl or container for mixing
- 5 gallon-sized containers for storing
- Refrigerator space for storing 5 gallons
- Margarita salt
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Mix one batch of ingredients together in a bowl or gallon-sized pitcher.
Repeat the mixing process four times with the remainder of the ingredients.
Store the mixture in a pitcher or clean milk jug and refrigerate until time to serve.
Use an attractive glass pitcher for serving. It will be easy to refill the pitcher with the stored mixture when needed.
Serve the margaritas in 16 oz. glasses. For a casual or poolside party, plastic margarita glasses are available.
Offer margarita salt and lime wedges to your guests for salting the glass rims.