This Champagne margarita recipe is bubbly, refreshing and ready in under 5 minutes. Shake together fresh lime juice, your favorite tequila, triple sec and top off with sparkling champagne for a delicious champagne cocktail.
If you are looking for another skinny margarita recipe I will point you to my Keto Margarita recipe. Just like a regular margarita but without simple syrup to other added sugar.
Another twist on the classic margarita is my blood orange margarita. This non traditional margarita has fresh-squeezed blood orange juice, lime juice, silver tequila, Cointreau and an optional salty rimmed glass.
- ✨ Here is why this margarita with champagne is amazing:
- 🍾 Ingredients needed:
- 📝 Ingredient notes:
- 🔄 Substitutions
- 🥣 Helpful Kitchen Tools
- 🔪 How to make a Champagne Margarita
- 📷 Margarita with Champagne, photo instructions
- 📝 Frequently asked questions, answers and tips:
- 📄 Related Recipes
- Champagne Margaritas
- 👩🏻🍳 Sarah Mock
✨ Here is why this margarita with champagne is amazing:
- 4 simple ingredients
- No need to make a simple syrup or purchase a sour mix
- Perfect for an alternative to champagne for the New Year Toast.
🍾 Ingredients needed:
Here is a visual overview of the ingredients in the recipe. Scroll down to the recipe at the bottom for quantities.
📝 Ingredient notes:
- Lime juice - fresh is best
- Silver tequila - Silver tequila is bottled directly right after distilling and does not have color because it is not aged in barrels. Silver tequila has a strong taste and is perfect for this mixed cocktail.
- Triple sec - an orange-flavored liqueur made from dried orange peels. See the substitute below.
- Champagne - Champagne is a sparkling wine produced in the Champagne region of France.
- Fresh lime slices or lime wedge for garnish
- Coarse salt for garnish
Cointreau can be on the pricier end of the orange liqueur price range. Traditional triple sec, Grand Marnier, Combier Liqueur d'Orange and Patron Citronge Orange Liqueur are all great substitions for cointreau.
🥣 Helpful Kitchen Tools
- Japanese Style Jigger - One side has ½ Oz, ¾ Oz and 1 Oz. The reverse side is 1 ½ oz
- Cocktail Shaker - a staple of any bar cart.
- Rocks Old Fashioned Glass - durable, making them perfect for both celebrations and everyday use.
🔪 How to make a Champagne Margarita
- To rim your cocktail glass, add a layer of salt to a shallow saucer. Run a lime wedge around the rim of the glass, and then dip it into the salt.
- To a cocktail shaker, add lime juice, tequila, triple sec, and champagne.
- Give the drink a swirl to combine and chill. (Don’t shake this one since the champagne is carbonated.)
- Pour the margarita mixture into your prepared glass, and garnish with a fresh lime slice or wedge.
📷 Margarita with Champagne, photo instructions
1. Run a lime wedge around the rim of the margarita glass, and then dip it into sea salt in a shallow dish.
2. Fill your favorite cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes. Add the fresh lime juice to the shaker.
3. Add in the orange liqueur
4. Add the tequila. Close the cocktail shaker and shake for 1 minute or until the cocktail shaker is frosty.
5. Finally, top off the champagne margarita with champagne or sparkling white wine.
6. Pour the margarita into the prepared glass.
📝 Frequently asked questions, answers and tips:
There are different types of champagne that can be used in this recipe depending on how much added sugar you want in your cocktail. Champagne Extra Dry (12-17 grams of sugar added), Champagne Brut (Less than 12 grams of sugar added), Champagne Extra Brut (0-6 grams of sugar added)
👩🍳 Chef Tip
Keep this recipe for a bubbly way to celebrate national margarita day, Cinco de Mayo or a typical taco Tuesday.
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There is more to a recipe than just the recipe card. Frequently Asked Questions within the blog post that you may find helpful. Simply scroll back up to read them!
HELPFUL KITCHEN TOOLS
- ½ oz. fresh lime juice
- 1 oz. silver tequila
- ½ oz. Triple sec
- 4 oz. champagne
- Fresh lime slices or wedges for garnish
- Coarse salt for garnish
- Run a lime wedge around the rim of the margarita glass, and then dip it into sea salt in a shallow dish.Coarse salt for garnish
- Fill your favorite cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes. Add the fresh lime juice to the shaker.½ oz. fresh lime juice
- Add in the orange liqueur½ oz. Triple sec
- Add the tequila. Close the cocktail shaker and shake for 1 minute or until the cocktail shaker is frosty.1 oz. silver tequila
- Finally, top off the champagne margarita with champagne or sparkling white wine.4 oz. champagne
- Pour the margarita into the prepared glass.Fresh lime slices or wedges for garnish
Nutritional facts are estimates and are provided as a courtesy to the reader. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates. Nutritional values are calculated via a third party. Changing ingredients, amounts or cooking technique will alter the estimated nutritional calculations.
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👩🏻🍳 Sarah Mock
Sarah Mock is a classically trained Chef and graduate of Johnson & Wales University. A culinary blogger for 13 years Sarah helps the home cook prepare her recipes with professional results.
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