Here come the holidays…let’s break them in with these Champagne Margaritas! Two classic flavors combined in one cocktail!
Prosecco and margaritas are two of the wife’s favorite things to drink. Besides wine. She has a few favorite drinks I guess.
When she and her friends get together the prosecco is constantly flowing, and it flows for a long, long time.
So I thought I’d shake things up a bit, get them out of the old boring straight prosecco routine and mix it up with our favorite margarita recipe.
I’ll probably say this up until Christmas actually gets here, but I can’t believe we’re 20 days on the Christmas countdown. We do have our tree up – it’s up but not decorated.
We always go to get our tree the day after Thanksgiving. And we cut it down. Or I should say that I cut it down while everyone watches me. Usually it takes us about 3 hours of walking around a field looking at all the different trees and getting everyone’s opinion on which one to cut down.
It’s fun. Really fun.
But all joking aside we have a great time. We really love going every year and stopping for cider donuts and hot cider on the way home. This year was great – it was only about 32 degrees for a high that day so after walking around in the snow for 15 minutes we all stopped in front of a tree and said “How about that one?”
It was a winner. I cut it down, we dragged it out and went on our way.
So the hardest part about decoarting for me is over. Now the fun begins!
All you have to do is mix together a margarita base…we used tequila because it has such a clean flavor and mixes well with just about everything. Then we paired it with Christie’s favorite prosecco – it’s affordable at only about 12 dollars a bottle and the flavor can’t be beat. It’s more on the dry side instead of sweet which is what she likes in a prosecco.
And to make it an extra special cocktail for the holidays, I used some key limes that I found at the store this week. Key limes are much sweeter than regular limes, but if regular limes are all you have that’ll work fine.
Christmas tree decorating with a Tex-Mex twist this year! Maybe we can throw together some Crock Pot Steak Fajitas too! Yeah and for me…a bucket of Coronas on the side.
For the Margarita Base
- 4 T. fresh key lime juice (or regular limes are fine)
- 2 oz. Hornitos® Plata Tequila
- 2 oz. pineapple juice
- 2 oz. triple sec
- 1 (750 ml) bottle of champagne or LaMarca prosecco
- lime wedges for garnish
- kosher salt for rimming the glasses.
- First rim your glasses.
- Dip the rim of each glass in a shallow dish of water and then into a shallow dish of kosher salt.
- Mix all the ingredients together for the margarita base.
- Add 1 1/2 oz. of the margarita mixture to each glass.
- Top with the prosecco or champagne.
- Garnish with a lime wedge.
- Serving Size: 4