FOOD

20 Mason Jar Cocktails Everyone Needs To Make This Spring

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Editor of Original Content at LittleThings. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for sites like BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Unwritten. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law and Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

mason-jar-banner

It’s officially spring, which means birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and the weather is finally getting warmer.

When the sun beats down on your skin, there’s nothing better than sitting outside and enjoying a refreshing drink with friends and family. This year, instead of just grabbing a bottle of your favorite chilled wine, make some DIY Mason jar cocktails!

Almost everyone has some old Mason jars lying around their home — now that these glass jars are trendy, use them to hold your favorite alcoholic drinks.

Mason jars are great for beer and wine, but they’re even better for cocktails (and mocktails).

The best thing about Mason jars is that they travel well! Fill them with your favorite drinks, pop on a lid, and take them with you anywhere. With these classic little jars, you can enjoy your drink on the beach, at a picnic in the park, or just on your friend’s back porch.

Check out these 20 recipes for delicious Mason jar cocktails!

1. Mason Jar Bloody Mary

bloody mary

Enjoy your favorite brunch cocktail out of a rustic Mason jar!

  • 2 oz. vodka
  • ¼ cup tomato/vegetable juice
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ¾ tsp. horseradish
  • 3 dashes hot pepper sauce
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Olives
  • Lemon wedges
  • Celery stalk

Fill Mason jar with ice. Combine vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, hot pepper sauce, black pepper, and salt in a tall glass. Stir. Pour over ice into Mason jar. Garnish with olives, lemon wedges, and a celery stalk.

2. Mason Jar Spiked Lemonade

spiked lemonade

Lemonade is the most refreshing warm-weather drink, so make this tasty spiked lemonade to sip on this spring.

  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 cup club soda
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • Lemon slices

Combine vodka, soda water, lemon juice, and sugar in a Mason jar with ice. Put lid on Mason jar and shake ingredients together. Garnish with lemon slices.

3. Mason Jar Margarita

If you love margaritas, you’ll be obsessed with this classic blended margarita.

  • Lime wedges
  • Salt
  • 1½ oz. tequila
  • ½ oz. triple sec
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 2 oz. sour mix
  • 1 cup ice

Rub lime wedge around the rim of the Mason jar, then dip into salt. Combine tequila, triple sec, lime juice, sour mix, and ice in a blender. Pulse until fully blended. Pour into Mason jar. Garnish with lime wedge.

4. Mason Jar Berry Mint Gin Smash

berry drink

Berries and mint make for the perfect springtime combination — enjoy this drink when the weather gets nice.

  • 4 blackberries
  • 4 raspberries
  • 2 strawberries
  • Fresh mint
  • ½ lime
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1½ oz. gin
  • 1 cup club soda

In a glass, muddle blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, fresh mint (3 leaves), and lime. Strain through fine mesh into Mason jar. Add honey and stir until dissolved. Add ice, then pour in gin and soda water. Garnish with a lime wedge or fresh berries.

4. Mason Jar Aperol Spritz

This fresh Aperol spritz is perfect for anyone who loves wine cocktails.

  • 2 oz. prosecco
  • 1½ oz. Aperol
  • Soda water
  • Orange wedge

Put ice into Mason jar, pour in prosecco and Aperol, and top with soda water. Garnish with an orange wedge.

5. Mason Jar Summer Sangria

5. Mason Jar Summer Sangria

Classic red wine sangria is fruity and delicious, and it’s perfect for spring and summer.

  • 2 apple slices, chopped into small pieces
  • 2 orange slices, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • ⅛ cup orange juice
  • 2 oz. brandy
  • 5 oz. red wine

Put apples, oranges, and sugar into Mason jar. Muddle lightly. Add orange juice and brandy and muddle again. Add red wine and fill glass with ice. Stir to combine.

7. Mason Jar Blueberry Mojito

Classic mojitos are light and refreshing, and they’re perfect for warm weather. Combine with fresh, sweet blueberries for a delicious spring drink.

  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 tsps. lime juice
  • 1½ tsps. sugar
  • 3 large mint leaves
  • 1½ oz. white rum
  • 1 cup ice
  • Lime wedges
  • Soda water

Place blueberries, lime juice, sugar, and mint leaves into a cocktail shaker. Muddle ingredients. Add rum and 1 cup of ice — shake and pour into Mason jar. Top with soda water. Garnish with blueberries and a lime wedge.

8. Mason Jar Caesar

caesar drink

Like a Bloody Mary, the Caesar is spicy and savory, but the Caesar brings in the flavor of the ocean with clam juice.

  • 2 oz. vodka
  • ¼ cup Clamato juice
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ¾ tsp. horseradish
  • 3 dashes hot pepper sauce
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Green bean
  • Celery stalk

Fill Mason jar with ice. Combine vodka, Clamato juice, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, hot pepper sauce, black pepper, and salt in a tall glass. Stir. Pour over ice into Mason jar. Garnish with a green bean and a celery stalk.

9. Cucumber Gin Fizz

If you’re not a fan of sweet, fruity cocktails, this cucumber gin fizz will be right up your alley.

  • 4 slices cucumber
  • ½ oz. fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz. simple syrup
  • 2 oz. gin
  • Soda water

In a cocktail shaker, combine 3 slices of cucumber with lime juice and simple syrup. Muddle until cucumber is fully dissolved. Fill cocktail shaker with ice, add gin, and shake for 10 seconds. Pour through a strainer into a Mason jar full of ice. Top with soda water. Garnish with cucumber slice.

10. Mason Jar Iced Irish Coffee

irish coffee

Spring is officially iced coffee season, but it’s also the perfect time for cocktails — so combine the two and make yourself a delicious iced Irish coffee!

  • 4 oz. strong coffee, chilled
  • 1 tbsp. simple syrup
  • 1½ oz. Irish cream liqueur
  • 1 oz. Irish whiskey
  • 1 oz. heavy cream
  • Optional: chocolate syrup, mint, whipped cream

Combine coffee, simple syrup, cream liqueur, and whiskey in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously, then pour into Mason jar full of ice. Pour heavy cream into Mason jar and stir to combine.

11. Mason Jar Strawberry Daiquiri

Strawberries are ripe in the spring, which makes spring the perfect time to drink strawberry daiquiris.

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • ½ oz. fresh lime juice
  • 2 oz. white rum
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • ⅔ cup ice
  • Mint

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into Mason jar. Garnish with mint.

12. Mason Jar Old-Fashioned

A classic old-fashioned is a strong, elegant drink.

  • 1½ oz. bourbon
  • 2 tsps. simple syrup
  • 1 tsp. water
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • 1 maraschino cherry
  • 1 orange slice

Combine bourbon, simple syrup, water, and bitters in Mason jar. Add 3 or 4 ice cubes. Stir for 30 seconds. Garnish with maraschino cherry and orange slice.

13. Mason Jar Watermelon Slush

watermelon drink

Watermelon is a quintessential warm-weather fruit — it’s juicy and sweet and perfect to use in a cocktail.

  • 1 cup watermelon (cubed and seeded)
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. triple sec
  • 1 tsp. fresh lime juice

Puree watermelon cubes in a blender, then strain into Mason jar. Add in vodka, triple sec, and lime juice, and stir to combine.

14. Mason Jar Mango Mojito

Make any backyard barbecue feel like a tropical vacation with this tasty mango mojito.

  • 2 lime wedges
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 2 tbsps. simple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. mango nectar
  • 2 oz. rum
  • ¼ cup soda water

Muddle lime wedges and mint leaves in Mason jar. Add simple syrup, mango nectar, rum, and soda water. Stir to combine. Garnish with mint.

15. Mason Jar Bourbon Peach Smash

peach drink

Nothing goes together quite like bourbon and peach — and they’re absolutely delicious in this smash drink.

  • ½ peach, diced
  • 3 mint leaves
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • 1½ oz. bourbon
  • Ginger ale

Muddle peach, mint leaves, and simple syrup in Mason jar. Fill jar with ice and pour in bourbon. Top with ginger ale and stir gently. Garnish with mint.

16. Mason Jar Blueberry Lavender Gin Smash

If you love herbal cocktails, you’ll definitely like this blueberry lavender drink.

  • 3 sprigs fresh lavender
  • 15 fresh blueberries
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1½ oz. gin
  • ½ tsp. agave nectar
  • ⅔ cup soda water

Muddle lavender and blueberries. Add lemon juice, gin, and agave nectar. Top with soda water, and stir to dissolve agave nectar. Garnish with lavender sprig.

17. Mason Jar Piña Colada

pina colada

Bring the island life to your patio with a delicious and refreshing piña colada.

  • 2 oz. light rum
  • 2 oz. cream of coconut
  • 2 oz. pineapple juice
  • ½ oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup ice

Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Pour into Mason jar.

18. Mason Jar Frosé

Ah, frosé, the most recent trend in spring cocktails. Frosé, for those who don’t know, is frozen rosé.

  • 1 cup rosé
  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 4 fresh strawberries
  • 1 oz. simple syrup

Pour rosé into a plastic baggie, then freeze until mostly solid. Combine frozen rosé, vodka, strawberries, and simple syrup in a blender, and blend until combined.

19. Mason Jar Sweet Tea Cocktail

sweet tea cocktail

No summer evening is complete without a glass of sweet tea, so add some booze to make it even tastier.

  • 3 mint leaves
  • 2 lemon slices
  • 2 oz. bourbon
  • 1 cup sweet tea

Muddle mint and lemon together in Mason jar. Fill jar with ice, then pour in bourbon and sweet tea, and stir to combine.

20. Mason Jar Tequila Sunrise

If you’re a tequila person, you’ll adore this classic tequila sunrise recipe.

  • 2 oz. tequila
  • 4 oz. fresh orange juice
  • ½ oz. grenadine

Fill Mason jar with ice, then pour in tequila and orange juice. Slowly pour the grenadine down the side of the glass and let it settle at the bottom. Garnish with a cherry or an orange slice.