Bubbly Jam Margaritas.
We very much need jam margaritas right now.
I’m temporarily bringing back cocktail Thursdays so you can make the ultimate pantry drink this weekend: bubbly jam margaritas!
Oh yes. You can use any flavor of jam that you love – throw it in a shaker with some tequila and lime juice and here we are.
In a very good place.
A very good, salted rim, frothy icy beverage type of place.
P.S. if you’re in need of other quarantine cocktail ideas, I’ve done thirsty Thursdays here on the blog for yearsss… you have tons of options right here!
I’m also gearing up for cinco de mayo at home. I want to make tacos, maybe nachos and definitely a margarita next Tuesday. If you’re in the market for a fantastic margarita at home, aside from my favorite classic, here are my top five:
Don’t they all sound incredible? They are. I promise.
Aside from that, I’ve only been having a cocktail on Friday night! Okay, maaaaybe Saturday. But I’ve made it a little tradition right now to have one on Friday evenings and it’s really nice. This is by far my newest favorite!
The best part about this? You don’t have to make a simple syrup. Simple syrup is ridiculously easy to make, and you can easily make a batch in advance and store it in the fridge, but it’s also just another step, you know?
However, instead of syrup, we’re doing the jam!
This isn’t the first time I’ve made a jam cocktail. Sixish years ago I made a cider jam bourbon cocktail and it inspired a ton of ideas using the jam. It’s the easiest way to make any fruity drink in an effortless manner.
The varieties I’ve tried so far for margaritas: strawberry, blackberry with jalapeños, apricot, peach and fig. It helps that I have a serious obsession with american spoon and buy at least 12 jams every summer when we are in Michigan. I should be making pitchers of margaritas with all of the jam I have!
Once you shake everything up with ice, pour it into your salted rim glass, you add a liitttttle top off. I suggest going with a lime seltzer, but I won’t lie: I’ve tried prosecco too! It was delish. Because this entire cup is just wonderful.
Try try try!
Bubbly Jam Margaritas
Bubbly Jam Margaritas
- coarse salt or tajin for the rim
- 2 ounces lime juice
- 2 ounces your favorite jam
- 1 1/2 ounces tequila
- 1 ounce orange liqueur, optional (like Grand Mariner or Triple Sec)
- 1 ounce lime seltzer
- lime wedges for garnish
- optional add: sliced jalapeno peppers
- Rim a glass with a lime wedge and dip it in the salt. Fill the glass with ice.
- Fill a shaker cup with ice. Add the lime juice, tequila, jam and orange liqueur (if you’re using it!). Shake for 30 seconds, until the drink is frothy. Pour it in the glass over ice. Top with the lime seltzer and garnish with lime wedges!
- Jam ideas: strawberry, blackberry, apricot, orange, peach, fig, etc!
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Annnnd the rest of quarantine will look like this.
14 Comments on “Bubbly Jam Margaritas.”
Can we talk about that cocktail shaker though? Where oh where did it come from?
We very much need margaritas PERIOD right now. Annnnnd I just realized that Cinco de Mayo falls on Taco Tuesday this year so it is going to be epic. Please send us virtual party pics.
LOVE the idea to use jam instead of simple syrup!! Can’t wait to try these this weekend!
I love the idea of using jams for this! Good way to use up the random already-opened jams I have sitting in my fridge!
This is definitely my new favorite drink! Last week I went through a jar of blueberry jam making these. Tonight I used apricot jam. I just bought a jar of watermelon fruit spread from Trader Joe’s this week, can’t wait to try that! These are absolutely perfect!
This was the perfect ending to a long week. Quick and easy to make and love that I could just make one for myself. Thanks for this and so many other recipes!
I used blackberry jam and it was awesome!! Love the bubbles as well!
Just made with raspberry jam and jalapeños! What a great idea! I can’t wait to try it with different jams! Another amazing margarita recipe!
These are so so perfect!! I made my husband order ingredients tonight so we could make these tomorrow!!!
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Made this on Tuesday for Cinco de Mayo, used strawberry jam, and used sprite zero, that’s what I had, It was SO good, even before the sprite. It reminded me of many strawberry margaritas had at Chili’s which was just what I needed. Thank you. I am going to try a blueberry or blueberry pineapple version next.
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a nice touch to a margarita, and thank you for all of these other margarita recipes too
I am IN LOVE with this margarita recipe!! It’s pretty simple but something about the jam really just takes it to the next marg level. I look forward to getting some fresh jams at markets this summer and trying even more!