Champagne Margarita

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Votes: 15
Rating: 2.87
Recipe from Season 6, Mexico—One Plate at a Time
Servings: 86-ounce drinks


  • 1cup fresh lime juice
  • 1cup Cointreau
  • 1cup silver tequila (I like El Tesoro and Partida)
  • Superfine sugar, if needed for added sweetness
  • 1 lime, cut in half for serving
  • Coarse (Kosher) salt, for serving
  • 1bottle Champagne or other sparkling wine


In a pitcher, combine the lime zest, lime juice, Cointreau, tequila and sugar if you are using it. Cover and refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour).

Just before serving, strain the mixture to remove the zest, and pour enough salt into a saucer to cover the bottom. Rub a lime half over the rim of each champagne glass and upend into the salt to crust it lightly. Pour about 3 ounces of the tequila mixture into each glass, fill the rest of the way with Champagne or sparkling wine and hand to one of your lucky guests.


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