This sparkling margarita is a mix of classic margarita ingredients like tequila, lime juice, and triple sec combined with a dash of classy, bubbly champagne.
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About Sparkling Margarita
Sometimes called a sparkling margarita or a champagne margarita, this mixed drink has both the classic flavors of a margarita and the elegant look and taste of bubbly champagne.
What type of champaign should you use?
I recommend using an inexpensive Prosecco, like La Marca, in this recipe. Try to avoid any bubbly that would be too sweet (Dulce) or too dry (Extra Brut).
How to measure this margarita
This margarita is written like a standard drink recipe, meaning that instead of an exact measurement (ex: 1 cup) the recipe will read “1 part.”
This can sometimes be a little confusing, but I’ve found the best way to think of it as this: Recipes that measure in parts usually mean it’s written so that you can adjust the size of the drink to whatever you want and the measurements they give you (1 part, 1/2 part, etc) are so you can keep the ratio of the ingredients correct.
For example, let’s say you wanted to make one drink – this typically means you’re using 1 standard shot glass for measuring. So then when the recipe says “1 part” you would interpret that amount as “1 standard shot glass” full. If the recipe says “1/2 part” you’d fill the shot glass halfway so that it’s “1/2 standard shot glass.” OR, let’s say you wanted to make enough drinks for a few friends. When making the drink you could interpret “1 part” as “1 cup” (or “1/2 part” to “1/2 cup.”)
This way the drink will taste the same no matter what size you make it.
For this specific recipe, since it’s made in a single shot glass, for every “part” you would divide that by 1 shot glass to understand the amount to use. So since there are 3 parts to this recipe, you can interpret the measurement of each ingredient by being 1/3 of the shot glass.
WHAT ARE THE EXACT MEASUREMENTS FOR ONE DRINK?
Only want to prepare one drink? No problem! Just grab a whisky glass and use the below measurements, then follow the same preparation instructions in the recipe card.
- 1 oz tequila
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- 1/2 oz triple sec
- 1/4 cup champaign
You can also select “Metric” measurements in the recipe card below to see these numbers.
Notes & tips for making a sparkling margarita
- For best results, plan to mix this drink just before serving. I do not recommend making these in advance as the champagne will start to flatten immediately once opened.
- This recipe is also delicious with vodka if you don’t have any tequila on hand.
- If you don’t have triple sec, you can substitute freshly squeezed orange juice.
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How to make a sparkling margarita
This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.
Step 1 – Fill a whisky glass halfway with ice.
Step 2 – Pour in the following ingredients: tequila, lime juice, and triple sec, then give the drink a quick stir.
Step 3 – Next, pour in some champagne, filling the glass up to just shy of the rim.
Step 4 – Serve with lime slices as garnish (optional) and enjoy!
- 2 part tequila
- 1 part lime juice
- 1 part triple sec
- champagne, enough to fill the glass
- lime slices, for garnish (optional)
- Fill a whisky glass or similiar glass half way with glass.
- Pour in tequila, lime juice, and triple sec, then stir.
- Pour champaign to the rim of the glass.
- Serive immediately with lime slices as garnish (optional.)
I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.