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Today: A tangy, fruity batched drink that takes no bull.
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There’s something satisfying about being able to help yourself to drinks at a party. And it’s not just nice for guests; the hosts, we can assure you, are happy to cross it off their lists of things to organize while running back and forth to the kitchen.
The Matador is a great choice to offer up to big groups. A fruitier friend of the margarita, this drink is meant to be shared outdoors: in backyards, at barbecues, or on the beach. For this version, we used a simple combination of fresh pineapple juice, lime juice, and tequila blanco. (Fresh pineapple juice is essential—the lime juice will overpower it if you go with a weaker canned version.)
The best part of a punch bowl that's full of juice and booze? Versatility. If you set out different garnishes, everyone can make their glass their own—we go for a little bubbly for the top, or even some homemade grenadine to splash in at the end.