Margaritas – Batch Portion

This recipe makes about 2.5 gallons of medium-strength margaritas.  That’s enough for 12-20 people, depending on how heavy they drink on average and how long the party is.  It is also ideal for a 5-gallon water cooler that has a pouring spout. 

Ingredients:

3.5L      Margarita mix (Mr./Mrs. T brand is a good one)

1.75L    Tequila (a variety with 100% blue agave if you want better quality)

0.5L      Triple Sec (Cointreau or Gran Marnier are much better substitutes if you want to spend the money)

3/4 qt   Orange juice (mango juice or an orange-mango mix are interesting substitutes)

0.5L      Water

qty 3     Limes

1/2 bag  Ice

Directions:  The hard part is getting the proper mix of ingredients.  Mixing can be done in any order.  And, of course, the limes need to be squeezed.  Finally, since the ice is going to eventually melt, you can hold back 10% of the alcohol and orange juice, adding them after half of the ice has melted.  By the way, the orange juice is the secret ingredient in this recipe.

Author: Gordon Daugherty

Over the past 15 years Gordon has seen nearly 1,000 startup pitches, advised more than 200 entrepreneurs and been involved with raising over $45M in growth and venture capital. Throughout his 28 year career in high tech, serving twice as President and three times as CMO, Gordon has both an IPO and a $200M acquisition exit under his belt. Now his emphasis is purely focused on helping startups and early stage tech companies. Through his Shockwave Innovations advisory practice and as Managing Director for Austin’s Capital Factory startup accelerator, Gordon is an active angel investor, VC and startup advisor.

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