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Bucket of Margaritas

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"These slushy margaritas are made in the freezer. No blending required! But they must be made ahead to allow time to freeze."

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    5 mins

    1 day 5 mins


  1. Mix the water, tequila, limeade, and orange liqueur in a freezer-proof container with a lid; stir. Cover and store in freezer until it reaches a slush-like consistency, about 24 hours. Serve in glasses garnished with lime wedges.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 04, 2009

I made these and froze them in sandwich size ziplock bags and added a lime wedge to each, threw them in the camper freezer. Individual drink in a bag - just squeeze into a glass and enjoy! Perfect for summer evenings camping, you don't need to drag the blender along and this way doesn't take up all the room in your camper fridge. A great recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 09, 2009

I love margaritas but these were just okay. Too sweet, overpowering lime. A good margarita is a perfect blend of salty, sour, sweet and bitter. This is good for a big group but not great.

May 08, 2008

These are pretty darn good. My husband really liked them, I think they were just a little bit too tart for my taste, but it could have been the tequila I used (Silver), perhaps a little sugar next time. I may just have to keep a bucket of these in the freezer for summertime. I used an ice cream scoop to fill the glasses.

Jan 28, 2009

We used this recipe scaled for about 48 servings for a house warming party with chicken fajitas. We made it in empty milk jugs and just kept it in the fridge. We served them on the rocks instead of frozen. We made about half of them with vodka instead of tequila (some of us don't like tequila) and loved both versions. Thanks for helping our party rock!

Jul 24, 2009

This received lots of complements by serious drinkers at our party. We used Reposado tequila because that brand tends to agree with more people. Pre-making this drink allows the host to have more time to socialize rather than bar-tending plus you don't have bottles all over the place. I made plenty and enjoyed leftovers later in the week. Despite all of the alcohol, this froze solid in our deep freeze. We defrosted it a little in the microwave then used a sturdy spoon to scrape ice into cups. The frozen aspect slows the drinking down which is nice for a social gathering. The drink has very good flavor but doesn't taste strong. Yet still, it's very effective. The plastic pitcher I used cracked from the freezer.

Apr 08, 2011

I also used the ziploc bag method - great for the beach!

Oct 14, 2008

This recipe is awesome. Next time, I'll only add 4 cups of water, as I felt it was slightly too diluted. Otherwise, it was fantastic. I also made a pitcher of regular limeade and filled each cup with half slush & half limeade. It made the recipe go further and broke up the ice crystals, so it was drinkable with a straw.

Aug 21, 2008

this recipe rocks! I made 3 pitchers of this and put it in my freezer 24 hours before my party - it is deeelish! I also added the juice from 4 limes to each batch for a little extra limeishness...this solves the problem of having to have a blender and all the fuss and muss of making margaritas - one batch makes 6 drinks so that is the perfect size for a small party. thanks sushi for a fabulous recipe!


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