How to: Margarita Bar for Weddings

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Want to setup a margarita bar and totally impress your guests? You’ve come to the right place! A margarita bar wedding setup is pretty easy to do, really, which makes us wonder why everyone isn’t doing it. Oh, and by the by, you can do this without alcohol and it will be just as delectable — more like a slush (and kid-friendly). Read on to find out more…

How to: Margarita Bar Wedding Setup

There are basically two different kinds of margarita bar setups: make it yourself or serve it yourself. One is easier than the other, both are totally delicious. Make It Yourself is recommended for small weddings; Serve It Yourself is suitable for larger weddings. Both, however, require rimming salts and sugars for a festive touch. Colorful rimming salts and sugars are a plus!

yellow margarita salt for margarita bar wedding setup

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green margarita salt for margarita bar wedding setup

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Version #1. Make It Yourself

The make it yourself margarita bar is for the DIY bride who wants crushed ice margaritas that guests can make themselves (or are made by a bartender on a small scale). I say this because this yields two or three drinks at maximum, and takes a few minutes. It also requires a TON of ice, but that’s okay if this is for a bridal shower or bachelorette party or small wedding. Just thought I’d guide you on the practicality of it!

What You’ll Need

o a margarita maker (or rent one)

margarita maker for margarita bar wedding setup
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o margarita glasses (clear are most elegant for weddings)
o margarita mix (lots, and lots.)
o limes, sliced (for garnish)
o rimming salts and/or sugars

#2. Serve It Yourself

The serve it yourself margarita bar is ideal for large parties. Margaritas are made ahead of time and presented in large apothecary jars — with plenty of ice added to keep them icy-cold — so guests can help themselves. Guests use a ladle to serve drinks, like a modern-day punchbowl. This is a great idea if you want multiple flavors, too.

self-serve margarita bar wedding setup
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What You’ll Need

o drink dispensers like these OR apothecary jars
o ladles
o margarita glasses
o rimming salts and/or sugars
o limes, sliced (for garnish)

pre-salted rim margarita glasses for margarita bar wedding setup
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margarita bar for margarita bar wedding setup
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Colorful Rimming Sugars + Salts

For either margarita display, you’ll want to save time and rim the glasses before guests arrive. There are either rimming salts or rimming sugars you can use to embellish the glasses with a pop of color (and infuse it with yummy flavor).

rainbow color rimming sugars for margarita bar wedding setup

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To rim a glass (even plastic!), you’ll want to pour rimming salt or sugar on a paper plate. Fill a bowl with lime juice and place the top of the glass to coat it. Then, dip the top of the glass in the rimming salt, coating just the top outer section. The result? Something like this…

pink rimming sugars for margarita bar wedding setup

purple rimming salts for margarita bar wedding setup

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blue rimmed margarita sugar for margarita bar wedding setup

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See? These are way more fun than traditional clear salt or sugar. You can find all of these at Dell Cove Spices.

You know what else is a fun idea? Giving margarita salts or sugars as favors for guests! Take this, for example:

blue margarita salt favors for margarita bar wedding setup

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colored margarita salt favors for margarita bar wedding setup

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Dell Cove Spices is a Featured Artist at Emmaline Bride in The Marketplace.

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-E.

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4 Comments on "How to: Margarita Bar for Weddings"

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Monica
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The lemon drop cubes look great!

GARRY S
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MARGARITA SALTS

Bride2Be
Guest

The lemon drop sugar cubes are so cute!

Megan Gilbert
Guest

The margarita salts are definitely my favorite product and they would be a perfect addition to my margarita bar to go with my fajita dinner for my wedding! I would love this!

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