Prosecco Margarita Cocktail

Prosecco Margarita
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Prosecco Margarita Cocktail; the perfect way to toast Cinco de Mayo, which is next week. But, also, this sparkly margarita cocktail is a perfect drink for any time there that are cocktails to be had.

Prosecco Margarita
Prosecco Margarita

What is a Margarita?

There are several different, and interesting versions of the origins of the margarita cocktail. Check them out here:The Thirst-Quenching History of the Margarita. But, regardless of how this yummy drink came to be, the ingredients of a classic margarita are the same. They are always: tequila, fresh lime juice, and an orange liqueur, such as Triple Sec, or Cointreau.

Prosecco Margarita
Sparkling Margarita Cocktail

Shaken vs Blended Margarita

Whether you prefer a frozen, blended margarita, or an on the rocks version, or even a shaken one, is a personal preference. We like the them on the rocks for a large batch, and shaken for individual glasses. All versions are great, as long as you avoid the bright green commercial margarita mixes. A perfect margarita requires fresh lime juice.

Prosecco Margarita
Prosecco Margarita

Why a Prosecco Margarita Cocktail?

Bubbles make this Prosecco Margarita even more refreshing and festive. I love the effervescence of this sparkly drink, while it still tastes like a margarita. It’s livelier, and lighter than a classic Margarita.

Prosecco Margarita Cocktail
Prosecco Margarita Cocktail

Prosecco vs Champagne, What’s the difference?

Although Champagne and Prosecco are both sparkling white wines, they are made using different processes and with different grapes. Champagne is from France, and Prosecco is from Italy. While Champagne is made with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier grapes, Prosecco is made with Prosecco, (or Glera) grapes. The method of production to make Champagne is more costly than production methods for Prosecco. Which is partly why it is more expensive.  You can use Champagne, or any sparkling wine for this bubbly cocktail, but I love the fruity dryness of Prosecco.

Prosecco Margarita
Prosecco Margarita

The right Tequila for Margaritas

The Margarita is all about the tequila, so be sure to use a quality blanco tequila made from 100% blue agave. Be aware, that although, tequila is naturally gluten-free, there are many cheaper brands that do contain gluten.

Have these amazing Prosecco Sparkling Margaritas for happy hour with Coconut Shrimp Tacos, or Stuffed Anaheim Peppers  And try using tequila in this delicious Tequila Chicken Chili

Sparkling Margarita Cocktail
Sparkling Margarita Cocktail

How To  A Make Prosecco Margarita Cocktail

5 from 27 votes
Prosecco Margarita
Prosecco Margarita Cocktail
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Prosecco adds a fruity sparkle to a classic Margarita, resulting in a vibrantly bubbly, refreshing cocktail.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Beverages, Mexican
Keyword: cocktail, margarita, prosecco
Servings: 1
Calories: 156 kcal
Author: Colleen
Ingredients
  • course salt for rimming glasses
  • 1.5 oz Blanco Tequila chilled
  • 2 oz lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 oz Triple Sec
  • 4 oz Prosecco chilled
  • 1/2 tsp agave syrup
  • lime slices for serving
Instructions
  1. squeeze limes for juice, and set aside

  2. cover a small plate with the course salt

  3. moisten rim of glass with squeezed lime, turn upside down on the salt covered plate and turn until the rim of the glass is coated in salt

  4. In an ice filled cocktail shaker, put the tequila, lime juice, and Triple Sec. Shake vigorously until the shaker is cold.

  5. Pour into prepared glass, and top up with chilled Prosecco

  6. Garnish with lime slices and serve.

Recipe Notes

Agave syrup is easy to find, but not commonly stocked in most kitchens. You can substitute a 1/2 tsp of sugar, honey or any other sweetener. You can also try this drink with no added sweetener, in the classic way.

Nutrition Facts
Prosecco Margarita Cocktail
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 156
% Daily Value*
Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 66mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Sugars 5g
Vitamin C 20.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Sparkling Prosecco Margarita
Sparkling Prosecco Margarita
Prosecco Margarita Cocktail
Prosecco Margarita Cocktail

70 thoughts on “Prosecco Margarita Cocktail

  1. Oh yes please, I am a huge Margarita fan. I just got back from a trip to Vegas and they have them everywhere over there, makes me want them to be my drink of choice here too. Great recipe, look forward to trying it. Cheers!

  2. I was gifted some prosecco recently and now I know how to give it a nice twist to my drinks! It looks fabulous and lovely a good margarita recipe. Thank you!

  3. Hi Colleen,

    This sounds like it doesn’t take long to make!! Definitely going to try this weekend. If i don’t use agave syrup, is it test well?

  4. This is the perfect party cocktail. Mix up a batch and let the guests help themselves. BBQ parties are just around the corner. I know this would be a hit!!

  5. Delicious! I love my margaritas with a little bit of bubble, like you said, it’s just a little bit lighter and more refreshing!

  6. I’m always in the mood for a margarita! Your prosecco marg looks absolutely scrumptious! I have never had prosecco in a margarita but I can’t wait to try it as I’m sure I’m going to love it!

  7. These prosecco margarita cocktails look so light and refreshing. I love prosecco and I’m excited to try it in a margarita.

  8. What a super fun twist on a margarita! It looks super refreshing and makes me wanna grab one of those glasses right through my screen. Is it 5 yet 😉 ?? Pinned!

  9. I love a good classic margarita but this Prosecco twist sounds like a fun way to shake things up! Perfect cocktail for spring entertaining!

  10. What a fun addition to the classic margarita! I like to make them here at home too with fresh limes, but the addition of prosecco sounds like something else we should try – especially when it warms up. Thanks for sharing!

  11. You are so right, you absolutely MUST use fresh lime juice! It makes the whole difference. I love that you added Prosecco, it does sound so light and refreshing.

  12. I just love the sparkling fizz that the prosecco adds to your classic margarita. It adds such a nice touch. I’ll be drinking these on the patio this weekend for sure!

  13. What a great idea to add prosecco to a marg! So refreshing and bubbles are always a great addition!

  14. This looks like the perfect treat to enjoy on the deck this weekend when the weather is warm!

  15. Scott and I both are big prosecco fans and we love a good margarita. This is such a tasty and fun idea to combine two of our favorites! Thanks for sharing this one and bring on Cinco de Mayo!

  16. Two of my absolute favourite drinks in one! Love it! Tequila and prosecco sounds like a delightful combo, and this would be a perfect quenching drink for my gathering with the girls over this weekend!

  17. Oh yes! My two favorite drinks in one! I think prosecco makes this drink lighter and more summery) Will make it this weekend for BBQ party!

    1. I totally agree with you, Veronika. Prosecco makes the drink lighter, more summery, and more fun! Enjoy, and happy BBQ weekend!

  18. I am not a big drinker so I didn’t know margaritas came blended AND on the rocks!!!!!! I am having a party soon and researching drinks to make.

  19. I’m always up for a margarita, especially this weekend! Love that you changed things up and added prosecco to this one! Happy Cinco de Mayo Colleen!

  20. I’ve never made my own margaritas before but I’m loving this recipe!! Fresh lime is a must and I’m glad you put that in your recipe!! Can’t wait to make this!

  21. Love the idea of adding prosecco to margarita. I can imagine how refreshing it tastes. We drink a lot of prosecco here in Italy love having a different way to serve it! Pinning for later!

  22. I just made these for Cinco De Mayo, they paired perfectly with a spicy chicken taco. My husband and I both LOVED the drink!

    1. Hi Sara! I’m so happy that you loved this prosecco margarita, and a spicy chicken taco is the perfect thing to have with them. Thanks for coming back to let me know. Cheers!

  23. Thanks for the education! I learned a lot from this post. I’m a big wine drinker so have never made a margarita. I think I’ll try now 🙂

  24. I was going to say that this margarita is fantastic for ANY occasion – delicious recipe for any party (and I do have one coming up soon!).

  25. Loved it !!
    Much needed recipe.
    This could be the best drink to have in this hot weather.
    Thank you so much for sharing such an amazing recipe.
    Keep Blogging !!

    1. Hey Fiona, you’re so welcome! I’m so happy that you loved it, because I agree, it’s an awesome drink for sunny days. Cheers!

  26. Though I haven’t had Margarita, but I love lemons in my drink in summers. I liked the fact that have mentioned two different makings in Margarita..

    1. Lathiya, if you’ve never had a Margarita, then you are in for a treat. You will love this drink. Let me know how it turns out for you!

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