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

Posted by Alexandra C. | Tuesday April 24, 201220 comments

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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on April 25, 2012  JustUsGirls  3,152 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 April 25, 2012  momofthree  392 said:


on April 25, 2012  Henrys  815 said:

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

on April 24, 2012  GoneBatty  3,196 said:

Great for BBQ's!!

on April 24, 2012  annmarie  4,246 said:

definitely gna try this for summer bbq's

on April 24, 2012  Bren  23,999 said:

What a great idea!I love the jars..

on April 24, 2012  Kagoory  1,784 said:

Woow this looks yummy !

on April 24, 2012  babigurl86  1,495 said:

Sounds like a yummy perfect drink for the summer

on April 24, 2012  shuey  2,784 said:

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

on April 24, 2012  Vlicious  3,575 said:

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

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