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Best Big Batch Cocktails Made with Tequila

by Ossiana Tepfenhart 5 years ago in tequila / list
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A former food critic talks about the best big batch cocktails made with tequila. Offering more than the classic margarita, the best big batch cocktails made with tequila will be a hit at your next party.

Many people in the food industry have a bad opinion about tequila. Whether it's because they made bad decisions or because it just doesn't have the same classy veneer as champagne, a lot of people tend to look down their nose at tequila.

That being said, this much-maligned liquor definitely has its good points. In fact, it's one of the best bases for cocktails that are meant to make ahead or be served in a big batch style. That's one of the reasons why tequila is so heavily regarded as a "party liquor."

If you want to see the full scope of what tequila can do, why not try one of the best big batch cocktails made with tequila? It's the best way to make sure you have plenty of good stuff to share with friends — and a great way to make a party a splash.

Tequila And Campari With Tangerine

Tequila and Campari are just two liquors that mesh well together every single time. So, it makes sense that one of the best big batch cocktails made with tequila also involves a bit of Campari.

Recently, one particular recipe has been making rounds on the internet featuring this dynamic duo. And, it's actually an amazing big batch cocktail for brunch fans.

Its cute pink color, sweet-but-light flavor, and pitcher-ready serving style makes Tequila and Campari with Tangerine one of the hottest new cold drinks we've seen in ages.

Margarita Shandy

This is one of the best big batch cocktails made with tequila and beer at the same time. A shandy, as many people may already know, is a cocktail that is made with beer — and generally speaking, they also happen to be made in large batches.

This Margarita Shandy recipe is a perfect balance between a beer and a margarita in terms of flavors. Its lightly fizzy, has that epic kick of lime, and just plain tastes great. What's not to love?

Bitter Salty Perro

You might be family with the Salty Dog—a classic cocktail that involves grapefruit juice and vodka, with a touch of salt. The Bitter Salty Perro takes a similar cue, but switches vodka with tequila and adds a little bit of bitterness to the tang.

Bitter Salty Perros are not for everyone, but they are a great "acquired taste" drink. In fact, the people who enjoy a good acquired taste tend to claim this to be one of the best big batch cocktails made with tequila. You can learn how to make a Bitter Salty Perro batch here.

Tequila Mojito

A standard mojito is easily one of the most popular big batch cocktails made with rum. In fact, mojitos in general are a party classic in that sense.

Tequila mojitos, therefore, are easily one of the best big batch cocktails made with tequila. In terms of taste, Tequila mojitos walk a fine line between a standard mojito and a standard margarita.

They're sweet without being margarita-level sweet, but they also have that classic mint kick that we love in our mojitos. Once you give them a try, you'll probably get addicted to this epic big batch cocktail.

Tequila Sangria

Sangria is, for most people, a drink that is generally thought of as a wine cocktail — and that is true. You can't really make sangria without wine. That being said, the right recipe can definitely bring a tequila twist to this Spanish classic.

If you're a fan of white sangria's crisp yet sweet flavor, then you'll adore Tequila Sangria. It still has that classic white wine flavor, but it kicks things up a notch with tequila and a little bit more agave. Tequila Sangria's recipe can be found online, and once you try it, you'll see why this is one of the best big batch cocktails made with tequila.

Tequila Sunrise

Most of the best big batch cocktails made with tequila are fairly new. This is because the demand for big batch cocktails has skyrocketed fairly recently. However, not all large scale drinks that taste good are new.

One of the older drinks to make this list is the Tequila Sunrise, which is actually a margarita recipe that involves the sugary-sweet punch of grenadine at the bottom of each guest's cup.

This is one of the best make-ahead recipes for people whose guests aren't always comfortable with newfangled recipes. You can learn how to make Tequila Sunrise pitchers online fairly easy, so why not give this one a shot?

Margaritas By The Pitcher

We couldn't talk about the best big batch cocktails made with tequila without including the OG of big batch goodies: Margaritas. We've all taken our trips to Margaritaville at least once, and if you're like me, you revisit that place on a fairly regular basis.

This drink needs no introduction, but it's still worth saying how fantastically easy it is to mix by the pitcher. This classic pitcher Margarita will have you and your guests enjoying one of the best summer drinks ever made in large quantities.

You can thank us after the hangover ends.


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Ossiana Tepfenhart

Ossiana Tepfenhart is a writer based out of New Jersey. This is her work account. She loves gifts and tips, so if you like something, tip her!

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