Margarita Bar

LAST UPDATED: Dec 18, 2019 | PUBLISHED: May 28, 2014 | By: Julie Blanner

How to set up a Margarita Bar for fun and effortless entertaining.

margarita bar

You all know I’m a fan of serve yourself bars. It keeps entertaining easy for both the guests & the hostess. They don’t have to wait anxiously with a dry glass & you get to relax & enjoy your company. It’s a win for all, especially when margaritas are involved!

Kick off summer with a bright & beautiful margarita bar with everything guests need to create their own concoction. In just a few minutes, you’ll have everything set up & can celebrate with a cocktail of your own. That’s another one of my entertaining tips – relax & enjoy a cocktail before guests arrive!

how to set up a margarita bar & what to include

Last week, Ali of Gimme Some Oven got together for a little concoction of our own! We created a few fun skinny margarita recipes & this little cocktail bar. We all know she’s the queen of margaritas! If you haven’t tried one of her recipes yet, you must!

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Rather than fussing over moving furniture or putting up a table, I create a bar where it makes sense with both existing furniture placement & room flow. At Ali’s, it was her oversized dining room table! It’s in a great pass – through area with an open area just behind it, which allows guests to enter the room, create a cocktail & mingle!

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Rather than using fresh flowers, I opted for a few sprigs of mint from my herb garden. It’s simple & beautiful, allowing the colorful cocktails to shine!

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What You Need to Create a Margarita Bar:

  • pre-sliced limes
  • agave nectar
  • water
  • glasses
  • stir sticks/spoons
  • ice
  • tequila
  • fresh fruit purees
  • fresh squeezed lime juice

the crab is optional, but cute, right?

In lieu of a traditional table cloth, we used one of my favorite fauta towels. It’s casual for a summer gathering & makes me feel like I’m a little closer to the beach.

how to set up a margarita bar & what to include

This margarita bar is also a perfect pair with my Cinco de Mayo menu or the Best Beef Taco Recipe