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Champagne Margarita

A Champagne Margarita is a festive twist on Margaritas! With champagne, tequila, triple sec and lime juice it is perfect for that New Year’s toast.

Looking for a festive twist on a margarita? Maybe you’re celebrating a special occasion with Mexican fare and you want something that has a little more celebratory feel than your traditional margarita.

If that’s you, then you need to try this Champagne Margarita! It’s got all the flavor of a the traditional cocktail, but it’s a bit more fun. Because…bubbles! 

Two champagne margaritas garnished with lime.

I stumbled upon the idea of a Champagne Margarita when I was looking for different Champagne cocktails to make for the New Year’s holiday. I was determined to find a cocktail that might make me change my tune because, truth be told, I’m not a big champagne or sparkling wine drinker. 

However, second only to a mai tai, margaritas are my fave. I figured I’d try my hand at a champagne margarita. After all, a margarita with bubbles sounded pretty fantastic. 

And it is. 

Close up of champagne margarita

And you don’t need many ingredients to make them or even fancy glasses. Although, the fancy glass does make it a bit more fun. 

What ingredients do you need?

Ingredients needed to make cocktail.

CHAMPAGNE: Since this is a mixed drink, I recommend using the less expensive stuff. You’re not going to want to use a $70 bottle of champagne, that being said make sure it’s something that you still like the taste of! You can use Prosecco too if that is more your jam. 

TRIPLE SEC: An orange flavored liquor, common in margaritas. 

TEQUILA: Silver or gold, whichever you prefer. We generally have silver on hand so that is what I used. 

LIME JUICE: Use the fresh stuff, trust me! 

SALT: No need to buy “margarita salt” kosher salt works just fine. Simply put it on a small plate or in a small bowl and you’re good to go. 

How do you make a champagne margarita?

Easy. Peasy. 

First, you’ll want to get your champagne flutes ready. To do that simply run a lime around the rim of the glass. 

Lime on rim of champagne flute.

Next, dip the rim of the glass into salt. I like to use a small plate and put a decent amount of salt on it so I can really dip the rim in it. 

Dipping champagne flute into salt.

Finally, to make the cocktail, pour all of the ingredients into a pitcher and stir to combine. 

DES TIP: Make sure that the champagne is very well chilled. Since you’re not adding ice to this, you want to make sure it’s cold . 

Pouring cocktail into a glass.

Pour the mixture in your prepared glass, garnish with a lime wheel and voilà, Champagne Margaritas! How easy is that?

Want to make more? This recipe can easily be doubled! 

Looking for more cocktail recipes? Here are some of my favorites! 

Spicy Bloody Mary

Pumpkin Pie Martini

Watermelon Margarita

Peppermint Patty Cocktail

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Easy Guacamole

Crispy Fish Tacos with Spicy Slaw

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Champagne Margarita Recipe

Serves 2 Prep Time:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup silver tequila
  • 1/4 cup triple sec
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 cups champagne
  • salt for garnish
  • lime slices

Instructions

1

Run a lime wedge around the rim of a champagne flute. Dip the glass into salt to coat the rim.

2

In a pitcher, combine lime juice, triple sec, tequila and champagne. Stir to combine. Pour into prepared glasses and serve.

Notes

Nutrition facts for estimation purposes only.

Nutrition information

Calories: 289 , Sodium: 2340 , Carbohydrates: 1.2g , Sugar: 24

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Des

Hey! I'm Des!

Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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