5
Dec
2014

Champagne Margaritas

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Here come the holidays…let’s break them in with these Champagne Margaritas!

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!

 

champagne margarita with prosecco

 

All you have to do is mix together a margarita base…we used Hornitos® Plata Tequila because it has such a clean flavor and mixes well with just about everything. Then we paired it with Christie’s favorite Lamarca 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.

 champagne margaritas

 

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.

 

Champagne Margaritas
 
Ingredients
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.
Instructions
  1. First rim your glasses.
  2. Dip the rim of each glass in a shallow dish of water and then into a shallow dish of kosher salt.
  3. Mix all the ingredients together for the margarita base.
  4. Add 1½ oz. of the margarita mixture to each glass.
  5. Top with the prosecco or champagne.
  6. Garnish with a lime wedge.
4 Calories: 240 Carbs: 12g Sugar: 8g50mg

14 Responses

  1. I switch between Prosecco and Freixenet but this is a great way to use up the rest of that bottle. I’ve been buying a bottle for the New Year and it’s rough figuring out how to drink it up when you’re on your own. 🙂

    1. Well, I’m glad to be able to help. We usually don’t have much “leftover” prosecco around here…but I have lots of other ideas for you if you need them! Also, I have the perfect champagne stopper that really saves the bubbles if you’d like me to email you a link. That way you can enjoy the bottle over a couple of days. Have a happy New Year!

    1. Thank you Kelly! I actually bought them at a local store here in Jersey called Home Goods. The brand was called Libbey (knob hill) was the specific name. I just tried looking for them to give you a link but didn’t have any luck on the flutes. Let me know if you find them!

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