Holiday Champagne Margarita

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.


  1. I was just watching your show on cable TV today 12/31/15, You were entertaining at your home with tasting of some wines and you served a drink at the end of the show that looked so good, but I did not get the name of it. Is it anyway you might know the show it was on or name of it. I would love to have a copy of the drink if you could help me .Thanks

    1. Hi Gayle! We’ll track it down for you. Can you tell please tell me what station you were watching? Thanks!

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