Sparkling Champagne Margaritas

Hooray, it’s time to celebrate! No matter the occasion (from New Year’s Eve to birthday parties), these easy sparkling champagne margaritas are sure to be a hit!

champagne margaritas in a glass

Champagne Margaritas

I previously made these champagne margaritas to celebrate the announcement of my last book (which is out by the way – The Southern Entertainer’s Cookbook), but I adore these margaritas for so many occasions!

Champagne Margaritas are easy to make, refreshing, and the perfect amount of sparkling bubbly for the occasion. A fresh lime margarita combined with champagne (or sparkling wine) is the perfect way to ring in the New Year!

Champagne Margaritas

Tips for Perfect Champagne Margaritas

Be sure to use fresh lime juice in this recipe! With only a few ingredients, the lime juice really stands out so don’t skip the fresh lime juice. It makes all the difference.

Should you rim the glass? Of course! Now whether you prefer salty or sweet is totally up to you. To rim the glass, all you have to do is rub a slice of lime around the rim of your glass (or champagne flute). Then flip the glass upside down in a shallow bowl or plate of sugar or salt. Do a little twist and ta-da!

Add your champagne (or sparkling wine) last as you want to see all those sparkling bubbles! You can make the margarita portion in advance and keep chilled, then serve when ready and finish with the champagne!

champagne margarita

The next time you’re craving a margarita, you must try this champagne margarita! I rimmed my glasses in sugar, but you can certainly use salt. I just like a little extra sweetness. Life is short, make it sweet, ha!

champagne margarita recipe

Champagne Margarita

Celebrate with a sparking champagne margarita that's a delicious combo of all lime and your favorite bubbly! 
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 205 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce tequila
  • 1 ounce triple sec (orange-flavored liqueur)
  • 3 ounces champagne (or sparkling wine)

Instructions
 

  • Optional: Rim glasses in sugar or salt. Do so by lining a shallow plate or bowl with lime juice. Fill another plate with salt or sugar. Flip glasses into lime juice and then into the salt (or sugar) and twist until edge is coated. Fill glasses with ice. 
  • Combine lime juice, tequila, and triple sec. Shake well and pour into ice-filled glass. Top with champagne. Add a lime to garnish! 
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 205kcalCarbohydrates: 13gSodium: 9mgPotassium: 124mgSugar: 10gVitamin C: 12.8mgIron: 0.3mg
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Now if you like a sweeter margarita, feel free to add a bit of simple syrup or superfine sugar to your margarita. You can definitely sweeten it up to your liking. Add a lime garnish, and you’re ready to celebrate! Sip sip HOORAY!

For more champagne drinks, check out these other favorites!

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29 Comments

  1. Melissa M says:

    Yay!! Congratulations! I have 2 out of your 4 books.

    1. Thank you for your support, Melissa!

  2. Congrats! Excited for it to come out… and also excited to try this margarita!

    1. Thanks so much Morgan!! xo

  3. Super excited for you! You are an inspiration every day! Trying these cocktails ASAP!

    1. Thank you so very much, Milisa!

  4. Congrats!!!! So exciting and we’ll deserved!!!!

    1. Thanks, Jennifer! Love you!

  5. Congratulations!!! Can’t WAIT to get it!!

    1. THANK YOU so much!!! xoxo!

  6. Omg!! I cannot wait to have it in my hands!! It’s goinf to be Amanizing!! Congrats!!

    1. YAY, I love your enthusiasm Carolina! THANK YOU!

  7. Congratulations how exciting!!!! So happy for you & your mom this is great can’t wait to read it!!!!

    1. Thank you so much, Kim!

  8. So excited! Loved your last one so much :) XO

  9. Congratulations, how exciting!! Looking forward to reading your new book as soon as it’s released! Thank you for sharing your beautiful talent with the world!

  10. I used to teach bartenders how to make red wine margaritas almost 47 years ago! I am old…..
    Thank you for sharing this recipe, if red wine is good champagne has to be!!!

  11. Jamie_on_main says:

    So excited.. I look forward to seeing more of George in print!! Haha. Congratulations ????

  12. So very Excited for you and love you get to do it again with your mom – so special!
    Loved the last book and know we’ll love love this one too!

  13. I want to know how many books you have out and the names of those Thanks and Congrats!

  14. Yay!!! Can’t wait to hear more about it and see another amazing publication from you and your mom! How fun! ????

  15. What a super site. NOW I have lots of ideas thank you

  16. What type of champagne should I use?

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