Champagne Margarita Recipe


Nutrition

Cal/Serving: 220
Daily Value: 11%
Servings: 8

Low-Fat
Fat-Free, Low-Fat-Abs, Sugar-Conscious
Fat0g0%
Saturated0g0%
Carbs7g2%
Fiber1g3%
Sugars2g0%
Protein0g1%
Sodium1041mg43%
Calcium21mg2%
Magnesium13mg3%
Potassium126mg4%
Iron0mg2%
Zinc0mg1%
Vitamin A26IU1%
Vitamin C16mg26%
Thiamin (B1)0mg1%
Riboflavin (B2)0mg1%
Niacin (B3)0mg1%
Vitamin B60mg3%
Folic Acid (B9)6µg1%
Vitamin E0mg1%
Vitamin K1µg1%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated0g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated0g0%
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I love Champagne with a steely tang that brings all my taste buds alive, that makes anyone’s mood a good one — and that makes me hungry for a few salty nuts or practically any rich mouthful. Same goes, at least for me, when it comes to margaritas: tangy is enlivening, sweet really isn’t.

And, if you put the two together — a bracing Champagne and a limey margarita — you’ve got what I’d consider the best of both sides of the Atlantic. 

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INGREDIENTS

  • Zest of 1 lime, finely grated, plus ½ for moistening the glass rims
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup Cointreau
  • 1 cup 100% agave silver tequila, preferably Cazadores, Herradura, or Tres Generaciones
  • Superfine sugar, if needed, for added sweetness
  • Salt, for rimming the glasses
  • 1 bottle chilled brut Champagne or other sparkling white wine

DIRECTIONS

In a pitcher, combine the lime zest, lime juice, Cointreau, and tequila. Taste the base; if you like the bracing flavor (it will be quite tart), leave the mixture as is; if it’s too tart for you, stir in a little superfine sugar. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.

To serve, strain the mixture to remove the zest. Moisten the rims of eight 6-ounce champagne glasses with the cut side of the lime half. Spread coarse salt on a small plate, and then dip the glasses into the salt to crust the rims. Fill each glass half way with the margarita base (it’ll take a generous 1/3 cup). Slowly fill the rest of the way with Champagne or sparkling wine, then hand to one of your lucky guests.

Recipe Details

Makes eight 6-ounce drinks

 

 

 

Servings: 8

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edcol's picture

The base is exactly how I make my Margaritas. Equal parts of tequila, fresh lime juice and Cointreau. If you can get the Mexican version, Controy, so much the better. Shake with cracked ice and pour into a glass. Salt optional. Not sweet, plenty strong. I'm getting thirsty...

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