Holiday Champagne Margarita

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Rick has taken his champagne margarita and given it a holiday twist.  Serve these in 6-ounce champagne flutes and be sure to use Cointreau rather than Triple Sec to bring everything into harmony.
Servings: 86-ounce drinks2


  • 2/3cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/3cup 100% pure pomegranate juice
  • 1cup Cointreau
  • 1cup 100% agave silver tequila (some of our favorites right now are Cazadores, Herradura and Tres Generaciones)
  • 2 to 3tablespoons superfine sugar
  • 1 lime half for moistening the glass rims
  • Course (Kosher) salt
  • 1bottle chilled brut champagne or other sparkling white wine


In a pitcher, combine the lime juice, pomegranate juice, Cointreau, tequila, and the sugar. Mix until the sugar has dissolved. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.

Moisten the rims of the champagne glasses with the cut side of the lime. Spread coarse salt on a small plate, then upend the glasses into the salt to crust the rims. Fill each glass halfway with the margarita base (it'll take a generous 1/3 cup). Slowly fill the rest of the way with champagne or sparkling wine, and hand to one of your lucky guests.


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