Celebrate in style with these Champagne Margaritas. A bubbly combination of a lime margarita and champagne plus lime sugar on the rim of the glasses!
All about these Champagne Margaritas…
These Sparkling Margaritas will be the highlight of any celebration. Sweet, bubbly, and sparkly. Not to mention they also have all the flavors you love in a margarita, tart and fresh lime juice and the warm earthy notes of tequila. Be sure to add this drink to the menu for your next celebration, they are:
- Quick and easy to make.
- Easy to make ahead of time and for a crowd.
Notes on Some Ingredients:
- Champagne: Grab a bottle of Extra Dry, this has additional sweetness that is a great complement to the overall drink.
- Lime juice: be sure to use fresh juice.
- Tequila: a silver or blanco will be the best option.
- Sugar: if you would prefer a salty rim, you can easily swap out the sugar for coarse salt.
How to Make (step-by-step):
- Step 1: Prepare the glasses, mix together the lime zest with the sugar to make a lime flavored sugar. Then gently run a wedge of lime around the rim of the glass and dip that into the sugar. This makes a beautiful sparkly, and tasty rim.
- Step 2: Make the margarita mix, combine the tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice. Mix this together.
- Step 3: Top off with champagne.
- Fresh Lime Juice: take the time to use fresh juice in these cocktails. Due to using minimal ingredients, the juice does stand out and jarred juice is full of additional flavors and sweeteners.
- Preparing in advance: if you are serving a crowd, prepare the margarita mix (tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice) ahead of time and store chilled. Then pour three ounces of the margarita mix in a glass and top off with champagne when ready to serve.
- Sweet or salty: serve according to your preference, I prefer sugar on my rims but you can easily swap it out
A silver or blanco tequila will work great for mixing into margaritas.
To pair with the drink grab an extra dry, this is a sweeter champagne since we’re not adding any sugar or simple syrup to this drink, the sweetness is a great complement.
Absolutely! The recipe card below is for a single drink, but instructions for a crowd are in the notes below.
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Recipe first published December 28, 2015. Updated December 22, 2021 with new images, video and information. Recipe is unchanged.
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