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Mason Jar Margaritas

Fast and totally refreshing! These easy Mason Jar Margaritas are assembled over ice right in the jar – just pour, shake, and drink! This recipe is for Pineapple Margaritas in a Mason Jar which makes them even better. 

Mason Jar Margaritas

How on earth could we celebrate a whole week of tequila without making margaritas?!!! We can’t. Duh.

So I decided to share 2 of my favorite margarita things with you.

1. How to make an awesome margarita without any bar tools — just a mason jar and a lid.

2. Pineapple Margaritas which are my current favorite vehicle for tequila.

I do not have bar tools. It seems like one of those grown up things that I maybe should have acquired by the age of 34 (ack!), but I have to say that they have never been high on my list of must-haves. We don’t make a ton of mixed drinks at home — it’s much easier to just uncork a bottle of wine and call it an evening.

Margaritas are different though! Margaritas are a drink you should definitely definitely make at home.

Pineapple margarita Recipe

A basic margarita follows this easy formula: 2 ounces tequila + 1 1/2 ounces Cointreau + 1 – 2 ounces lime juice

That is a recipe you need for your life.

A Basic Margarita is just 2 oz Tequila + 1 1/2 oz Cointreau + lime juiceClick to Tweet

But. I like things a little sweeter. So normally to sweeten a margarita you’d add some simple syrup (a fancy name for sugar water). To make simple syrup you just heat 1 part sugar + 1 part water until the sugar dissolves. But we aren’t doing that today .

Because pineapples.

A couple months ago I had dinner with my family at this awesome place that serves the best shrimp tacos I have ever had anywhere. My brother ordered a pineapple margarita and after stealing more than a few tastes for market research, I had to attempt to make it happen at home, albeit simplified and slightly less … chic. Or something.

Mason Jar Margaritas Recipe

It seriously does not get any easier than this. No fancy shaker. No strainer. No blender. I am a little sad I could not logistically figure out how to salt the rim, but all you have to do is pour, shake, and drink. Which I think more than makes up for it.

Mason Jar Margaritas

Mason Jar Margaritas

Yield: 1 drink
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Mason Jar Margaritas are the perfect cocktail for picnics and barbecues! Just toss all the ingredients in a mason jar, shake, and drink. The pineapple juice makes these a little bit sweet - you'll love 'em.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Patron Citronage Orange Liqueur
  • 1 1/2 ounces blue agave/silver tequila
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2-4 ounces pineapple juice (depending on your preference for sweetness and the size of your glass

Instructions

  1. Fill a mason jar with ice. (I used an 8 ounce mason jar jug with a handle). Pour the ingredients over the ice. Screw on the lid, shake well, and serve.
  2. Garnish with strawberries, pineapple slices, and lime wedges if you'd like.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 496 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 7mg Carbohydrates: 45g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 36g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g

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Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

Monday 20th of April 2015

Bring in the trough, please. I could suck some of these down faster than you can say "marg me."

Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector)

Sunday 19th of April 2015

When I get the opportunity to have a drink, it is ALWAYS a margarita! And I think I'll be having this one next time! I love that combination!!

Heather Tullos

Sunday 19th of April 2015

Thanks Jaren!! These things are sooooo good.