This champagne margarita is my new favorite drink!

I have been wanting to try a champagne margarita ever since finding a recipe on Pinterest last summer. I saw 40 Aprons’ recipe and it looked simple enough to try. I’m not a fan of orange liqueur though so I simplified the recipe even more.

My birthday was a few weeks ago and I finally got around to trying a champagne margarita. It was my first birthday with my fiancé and I’s two cats and our puppy, it was my first birthday in our new house, it was my LAST birthday before I am married, and it was my last birthday with my last name. Turning 25 was kind of big for me and so, of course I had to celebrate!

I love citrus drinks. They are so refreshing! I pretty much cannot drink anything unless it’s citrusy (other than wine). I’m talking about the sour citrus fruits like lemons, limes, and grapefruit, not oranges which are sweet. I even like citrus beer! The best beer I have ever had doesn’t taste like beer at all: Stiegl Radler Grapefruit. Turns out it’s 40% beer and 60% grapefruit soda! No wonder I love it!

The best margarita I ever had was at Chili’s. I was talking to the bartender about what kind of drink I should get and he told me about a margarita that’s not on the menu. One sip and I was hooked! I had to ask what was in it and it was pretty basic: lime juice, tequila, simple syrup. That’s it!! That is why my recipe is so basic – no mixers or liqueurs needed. This is good for a little money saving as well.

champagne margarita

Keep in mind that the recipe below makes one drink. I specified exactly how much I used to make one drink but you can modify the measurements if needed.

Champagne Margarita
Recipe type: Drink
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Serves: 1 serving
The champagne margarita is a refreshing drink that's simple enough to make at home but fancy enough to serve at parties!
  • 1 part tequila (1 shot)
  • ½ part simple syrup (1/2 shot)
  • Juice of 1 lime (or more if you use more than 1 shot of tequila)
  • 2 parts champagne or more (2 shots)
  • Ice cubes
  1. In a glass, add a handful of ice cubes, 1 part tequila, and ½ part simple syrup.
  2. Roll a lime on the counter with your palm and press down slightly to get the lime ready for juicing. Squeeze the juice out of the lime into the glass and use a wooden reamer to get ALL the juice out.
  3. Pour champagne in the glass, mix well, and enjoy!
Optional: add salt to rim of glass by moistening the rim with a lime and then dipping into a shallow dish of salt.

Note: I specified how many shots I used to make one drink. One shot is one part in this recipe so you can modify if you're serving a group or want a bigger drink.