Margarita Floats.

These margarita floats are super refreshing and delish for summer! Served on the rocks with a scoop of sorbet or sherbet, they are icy perfection. A chili lime rim takes this fun cocktail over the top. These margarita floats are going to be your new favorite summer cocktail! Get ready for happy hour because these […]

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These margarita floats are super refreshing and delish for summer! Served on the rocks with a scoop of sorbet or sherbet, they are icy perfection. A chili lime rim takes this fun cocktail over the top.

These margarita floats are going to be your new favorite summer cocktail!

margarita floats

Get ready for happy hour because these are THE BEST.

Frosty, icy margaritas with a chili lime rim! Then a floating sherbet or sorbet scoop that melts and creates a slightly creamy, summery flavor bomb that you will just love. These are SOOOO good and can I just say that I’m pretty thrilled that I can drink them now?!

YES.

rainbow sherbet

So it’s funny because sherbet is not something I would normally choose for dessert. Max really enjoys orange sherbet, but I always tend to gravitate towards creamier ice creams, chocolates, peanut butters, all those rich and decadent flavors.

(Side bar: I made an exception for the Jeni’s frosé sorbet – it is absolutely UNREAL and got me through the first trimester.) 

scoop of rainbow sherbet

But when I thought about making a margarita float, and keeping the drink icy, the rainbow sherbet was the only logical solution! I knew it would complement the margarita flavor so well. Especially this orange/lemon/lime version that I find at ALDI. You can really choose any sherbet flavor that’s available to you, but if you happen to find this swirl version, it’s fantastic! 

dropping sherbet into a margarita

It’s no secret that margaritas are probably my all-time favorite cocktail. I first shared my at-home classic marg over a decade ago. It’s mostly lime, of course, but has a slight splash of grand mariner, based off of my favorite margarita at a local restaurant that no longer exists. I find the extra hint of citrus, combined with the ice and the salt, makes for the perfect flavor explosion.

Not too sweet, not too tart, it’s just wonderful.

 margarita floats

So it makes sense that the orange/lemon/lime sherbet would be ideal with those flavors! If I could only choose one, I’d probably choose lime or lemon first. If you can find a sorbet, go with one of those and drop it right down into your cocktail!  (more…)

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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. […]

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We very much need jam margaritas right now.

These bubbly jam margaritas are easy and delicious! Use your favorite jam instead of simple syrup to create a fruity flavor everyone will love.

I’m temporarily bringing back cocktail Thursdays so you can make the ultimate pantry drink this weekend: bubbly jam margaritas! 

strawberry jam

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

These bubbly jam margaritas are easy and delicious! Use your favorite jam instead of simple syrup to create a fruity flavor everyone will love.

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: 

Pink grapefruit margaritas

Blood orange margaritas

Watermelon rosé margaritas

Mojito margaritas

Coconut creamsicle margaritas

Don’t they all sound incredible? They are. I promise.

These bubbly jam margaritas are easy and delicious! Use your favorite jam instead of simple syrup to create a fruity flavor everyone will love.

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!

These bubbly jam margaritas are easy and delicious! Use your favorite jam instead of simple syrup to create a fruity flavor everyone will love.

So!

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. 

These bubbly jam margaritas are easy and delicious! Use your favorite jam instead of simple syrup to create a fruity flavor everyone will love.

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!

These bubbly jam margaritas are easy and delicious! Use your favorite jam instead of simple syrup to create a fruity flavor everyone will love.

Bubbly Jam Margaritas

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Bubbly Jam Margaritas

These bubbly jam margaritas are easy and delicious! Use your favorite jam instead of simple syrup to create a fruity flavor everyone will love.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail, is easily multiplied
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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!

These bubbly jam margaritas are easy and delicious! Use your favorite jam instead of simple syrup to create a fruity flavor everyone will love.

Annnnd the rest of quarantine will look like this.

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