Guest Post – Margarita Bars

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by Tracy on May 29, 2011

I’m away for the next five days or so in sunny Key West, FL. Several of my blogging buddies are filling in for me. First up: Tracy from SugarCrafter. Tracy and I first met at Big Summer Potluck last year, though I’d been a long time admirer of her site. I can attest to just how lovely she is in person – and it comes across on her blog. She’s got such a treat in store for you. I can’t wait to make these when I get home. Booze in a baked good? How can you go wrong?

Hi there! I’m Tracy from Sugarcrafter, and I’m so excited to be guest posting on Amber’s blog today. Amber is a good friend of mine, and since I am convinced that I’m really a Southern girl at heart, she constantly leaves me drooling over the delicious array of Tex-Mex and Southern food that she shares on her blog, especially all of the lovely family recipes passed down from her Nan. I’ve also decided that even though I’m a Yankee, I can totally pull off y’all. Oh, and I love hush puppies, so that should give me some extra points too, right?

Anyway, are y’all ready for Memorial Day? (See? Totally pulled it off.) I love Memorial Day for two reasons. The first is that we get together with family and friends to talk and play games and hang out all day long without another care in the world… and after a long, cold winter (and in the case of this year, a rainy, disgusting spring), some fresh air and outdoor activity does us a world of good. And (watch out, I’m going to get a little patriotic on you), it’s also a good time to reflect on how grateful we are to have the freedom to do that, thanks to the people who served and died for our country.

The second reason I love Memorial Day is, of course, the food. One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to cook outside, whether it’s grilling hamburgers in our backyard or roasting marshmallows over a campfire. When all the cooking is done though, it’s nice to kick back with a cold beer or a refreshing cocktail, of which my favorite is a simple margarita. In the spirit of my favorite drink, I created these margarita bars, which are best served cool as a perfect after dinner treat on a warm summer day.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, and have a happy Memorial Day!


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Maris(In Good Taste) May 29, 2011 at 10:22 AM

This is total perfection!

Lindsey May 29, 2011 at 11:35 AM

Wow do these bars look sooooo good. I love the idea of a margarita bar!

Katrina May 29, 2011 at 12:27 PM

Love the look of these. So unique!

Kathy - Panini Happy May 29, 2011 at 12:54 PM

I love the sound of these! I have the perfect occasion coming up in a few weeks where I can bring them too. Thanks!

Jamie | MBA May 29, 2011 at 8:09 PM

Ooooh these bars look so incredibly delicious and perfect for this weekend. Great post, Tracy!

Michelle May 29, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Yummy! You had me at margarita. :)

Sylvie@GITK May 29, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Cocktails and dessert in one, you can’t go wrong with that!

Brian May 29, 2011 at 9:43 PM

If I hadn’t already finished all the tequila today, I’d be rushing to make these. Looks terrific!

colleen May 29, 2011 at 10:10 PM

I actually have all the ingredients on hand! I am so making these babies tomorrow! Thank you!

Haley May 29, 2011 at 10:47 PM

I love the idea of a margarita bar!It’s total perfection

braintory May 30, 2011 at 5:10 AM

Hj tracy.This really great post.Thank for sharing

sapir May 30, 2011 at 5:27 AM

i want to make it also! thank you for the recipe.

Miss May 30, 2011 at 10:56 AM

These look like a perfect summer dessert and if you like hushpuppies you might as well be Southern to me!

Christine May 30, 2011 at 12:05 PM

if you double the recipe, does the baking time change?

jennifurla May 30, 2011 at 8:16 PM

what a lovely guest post, delicate looking delish bars.

Lucy@The Sweet Touch May 31, 2011 at 8:57 AM

Can’t wait to try these!!

Aimee Shugarman May 31, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Oh man, you had me at Margarita. Those look divine- thanks for sharing!

Tracy May 31, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Christine – I would add 5-10 minutes to both the baking time for the crust and the filling. Hope that helps!

Jen Schall June 1, 2011 at 4:06 PM

Oh, yum! I could eat a few of these right now… I love all things lime, and a little tequila surely can’t hurt!

Melissa C June 24, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Just made these, and they are even better than they sounded (which was pretty incredible to begin with)!

Amber June 25, 2011 at 2:25 PM

Melissa, thanks so much for coming back to tell Tracy and me! I had to buy Triple Sec especially so I can make these. I haven’t done it yet, but it’s on the to-do list.

Melody July 4, 2011 at 7:31 PM

I made them the other day and they were great!
Used organic ingredients and omitted the green coloring. I might add more lime next time though.

Mary Lou McConnell April 28, 2012 at 12:10 PM


Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen January 26, 2013 at 5:24 AM

Yum, these look and sound absolutely delicious. Love the ideas of Margaritas in a bar!

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