Summer Drink Recipes: How to Make a Margarita in a Jar!

Tuesday April 24, 2012 by Alexandra C.



The only thing better than a margarita in the spring or summer months, is a margarita in a jar. My reasons are threefold; reason 1: It's in a jar, so it's fun. Reason 2: They can be prepped ahead of time, put in freezer and are ready to go when you need them. Reason 3: You can say it's a 'jargarita'. 

I stumbled upon this 'jargarita' recipe on this blog and I when I realised that they were basically a cocktail on demand, I fell in love and knew I had to make some for myself.

I've mentioned before, but I'm not a big fan of a heavy alcohol taste so I tend to drink very sweet cocktails. So, for this recipe, the original called for a cup of a liqueur that I substituted with juice (I know, I'm weaksauce). Also, it's good to keep in mind that you should definitely play around with the flavours in this recipe. I went for a tropical fruit theme, but whatever you have on hand will work. 

Step 1: Ingredients


Makes 12 8 oz jars, I used liquors that I like and that I had on hand, but feel free to mix it up with yours and choose the liquors that you like. For ease, I condensed this recipe and made just one jargarita. To make 12 jars, use large bowl to mix ingredients.


1 12 fl. oz. can frozen juice (I used a fruit punch)
2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
1 1/2 cups Tequila 
3/4 cup Rum (I used rum, but original recipe calls for Triple Sec
1 cup fruit juice (was substituted for alcohol, original recipe used Chambord Liqueur
4 cups cold water

Step 2: Frozen Juice 
 

In your large bowl, pour in the frozen juice mix. 

Step 3: Juice and Alcohol


Add in all alcohol and juice components, mix. 

Step 4: Lime


Add a bit of lime juice for some kick, stir well. 

Step 5: Jars 

After mixing all ingredients in large bowl, pour into individual jars halfway (it will expand so be careful not to fill too much). 

Final Product


After letting freeze, take out and with a fork, mix or mash the frozen margarita to get more of a slushie consistency. You can also let it sit for a while so it melts a bit and you get more juice. Once finished, sit down and enjoy it! 

So tell me, how will you be enjoying the warm weather (once it gets here)? 

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14 Comments

on Apr 25, 2012  JustUsGirls  2,980 said:

Wow this looks so yummy and fun. One, I love that it's in a jar and two I've never made my margaritas with frozen juice, that sounds perfect. Will definitely have to make this and share it with friends and family!

on Apr 25, 2012  momofthree  392 said:


Yummy

on Apr 25, 2012  Henrys  815 said:

Mmm that would go great with a quiet evening in the backyard with the hubby.

on Apr 24, 2012  GoneBatty  2,861 said:

Great for BBQ's!!

on Apr 24, 2012  annmarie  3,984 said:

definitely gna try this for summer bbq's

on Apr 24, 2012  Bren  22,198 said:

What a great idea!I love the jars..

on Apr 24, 2012  Kagoory  1,734 said:

Woow this looks yummy !

on Apr 24, 2012  babigurl86  586 said:

Sounds like a yummy perfect drink for the summer

on Apr 24, 2012  shuey  2,689 said:

Jargaritas.....I love it! Can't wait to try this one; Thanks Alex! :)

on Apr 24, 2012  Vlicious  3,247 said:

Sounds yummy! I'll definitely give it a try! :)

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