Champagne Margarita

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This easy Champagne Margarita pairs the lime flavor you love in a margarita with the bubbly fizz of champagne. It’s the perfect drink for any festive occasion.

You’ll also love Cranberry Mimosa, Baileys White Russian Cocktail and Jamaican Rum Punch.

Suitable for gluten free and low carb diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

a champagne margarita cocktail ready to serve

Are you looking for a fun cocktail to ring in the New Year? How about something to celebrate Thanksgiving, a promotion at work, or a night out with the girls? This tequila champagne cocktail is fun and flirty and perfect for just about any occasion. 

Margaritas are delicious with all their lime and salt and, of course, tequila. They make a great party cocktail on their own, but adding a bit of champagne adds an unexpected and bright bubbliness that will become the star of your celebration. 

Plus, this bubbly drink is sooooooo easy to make. No blenders or fancy equipment needed! Just stir or shake and serve!

profile view of the completed champagne margarita topped with a garnish

Why You’ll ♡ This

  • Easy – No extra equipment needed. 
  • Unexpected – Sparkling champagne adds an unexpected twist to this drink. 
  • Elegant – Elevate your standard ‘Rita to a whole new level. 

Ready to make this tequila champagne cocktail? Gather your ingredients and I will show you…

How To Make Champagne Margarita Cocktail

Get the complete ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.

To make this on the rocks;

  1. Fill a rocks glass with ice.
  2. Add the tequila, lime juice, and Triple Sec. Stir gently to combine.
  3. Top with champagne and serve immediately.

To make as a shaken cocktail;

  • Fill a cocktail shaker (or glass jar) with ice.
  • Add the tequila, lime juice, and triple sec.
  • Shake until chilled – about 30 seconds.
  • Pour into a glass, top with champagne and serve immediately.
a top down view of the finished margarita champagne cocktail

How To Make Homemade Margarita Rimming Mix

You will love combining sweet and salty to make your own margarita mix for rimming the glass.

  1. Combine ¼ cup sugar, 2 tablespoons Kosher salt, and 1 teaspoon of lime zest. 
  2. Pour onto a plate.
  3. Wet the rim of each glass with water or lime juice.
  4. Dip each glass into the margarita rimming mix.

Pro Tips 

  • Both tequila and champagne can have high price points. Go all out and buy top-shelf versions of both or pick one to splurge on
  • Don’t forget to garnish. Rim the glass with homemade margarita salt/sugar and garnish with a lime. 
  • Pick a bottle of balanced champagne, rather than one that is too sweet or too dry. 

Delicious Variations

  • Go Pink – Pink is a lot of fun for a bridal shower or festive girls night out. Swap out the traditional champagne for pink champagne for a lovely twist. 
  • Try Vodka – No tequila on hand? No problem. Use vodka instead. 
  • Add Orange Juice – If you don’t have Triple Sec available, you can use fresh orange juice instead. 
one margarita champagne cocktail garnished and ready to serve

Storage 

Champagne starts to go flat pretty quickly. I wouldn’t recommend making these cocktails in advance or trying to store any leftovers. 

FAQs

Is This Cocktail Best Shaken or Stirred?

We’ve included instructions for both, so it’s really a matter of personal preference. When stirred, it’s easier to serve in a rocks glass. When shaken, you can serve it in a champagne flute for a classier presentation. 

Do I Have to Use Champagne?

Champagne can get expensive, so you may prefer to use sparkling wine instead. Prosecco, Cava, and Espumante are all great substitutes that may be available at a lower cost. 

side view of a champagne margarita cocktail

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Weight Watchers Points

There are 5 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this.

P.S. ==> Friends, these sweet cocktails go down soooo easily, so make sure to drink responsibly and be mindful of your consumption.

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a champagne margarita cocktail ready to serve
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Champagne Margarita

This festive, fizzy cocktail is perfect for the holidays or any special occasion.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 minute
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Western
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 1
Calories: 142kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce (29ml) tequila
  • ½ ounce (15ml) lime juice freshly squeezed
  • ½ ounce (15ml) Triple Sec
  • ¼ cup (59ml) champagne or enough to fill the glass

Instructions

To make this on the rocks;

  • Fill a rocks glass with ice.
  • Add tequila, lime juice, and Triple Sec.
  • Stir gently to combine then top with champagne and serve immediately.

To make as a shaken cocktail;

  • Fill a cocktail shaker (or glass jar) with ice. Add tequila, lime juice, and triple sec.
  • Shake until chilled, for about 30 seconds.
  • Pour into a glass, top it off with champagne, and serve immediately.
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Notes

  • Both tequila and champagne can have high price points. Go all out and buy top-shelf versions of both or pick one to splurge on. 
  • Don’t forget to garnish. Rim the glass with homemade margarita salt/sugar and garnish with a lime. 
  • Pick a bottle of balanced champagne, rather than one that is too sweet or too dry. 
  • Go Pink – Pink is a lot of fun for a bridal shower or festive girls night out. Swap out the traditional champagne for pink champagne for a lovely twist. 
  • Try Vodka – No tequila on hand? No problem. Use vodka instead. 
  • Add Orange Juice – If you don’t have Triple Sec available, you can use fresh orange juice instead.
  • There are 5 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 52mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin C: 4mg | Iron: 1mg

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5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Oh this is a beautiful drink! So refreshing and festive for the season…I love the sound of this combo!

  2. 5 stars
    This margarita sounds perfect for our lady’s brunch on Sunday that I am hosting. I have saved this and will be pouring them in the next couple days. Thank you for sharing!