Prosecco Margarita Cocktail Recipe

Last Updated on May 13, 2024 by Jo Fitzsimons

Italy and Mexico – two nationalities whose cultures aren’t usually combined – but it certainly works when you add Prosecco to the classic margarita. In fact, it seems they’re a match made in cocktail heaven.

What is Prosecco Margarita

We’re all familiar with the popular Mexican Margarita cocktail – a lime-based cocktail using tequila, lime and orange liqueur. Well, a Prosecco Margarita takes the classic recipe and adds some sparkle by topping off the glass with Prosecco. It’s refreshing, fizzy and fun.

What is the best tequila for a Prosecco Margarita?

White tequila, also known as blanco tequila, is the tequila most commonly used for making margaritas. Blanco tequila is unaged tequila that has spent less than 2 months in either steel casks or neutral oak barrels. This gives it the sharpest taste out of all the tequila types. By comparison, añejo tequila is aged for 1-3 years in oak barrels, providing a more mellow, oaky flavour and golden colour. For this recipe, since it’s nice to taste a little of the Prosecco, I prefer to use a blanco tequila. However, if you’re a die-hard aged-tequila fan, by all means bring out the good stuff. I have written a separate article on my sister site, Indiana Jo, all about choosing good tequila. I’ve also got a list of Tequila Cocktail Recipes.

Serving Suggestions

Here are some tips for improving or tweaking your cocktail:

  • If you want to reduce the alcohol, you can leave out the Cointreau or Triple Sec. If you want to re-balance the sweetness against the lime, add a little more syrup.
  • While a home-made simple syrup (sugar dissolved in water), is usually the best option for cocktails, in this case I recommend adding a dash of shop-bought agave syrup. Agave syrup is made from the same agave plant that’s used for creating tequila so it’s the perfect match for your Prosecco Margarita.
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice is always the best. You can make it in advance and store in the fridge for a day.
  • Margaritas are an easy drink to make in bulk and are therefore one of the best cocktails for a crowd. Just make sure you add the Prosecco as you serve each glass to keep the sparkle alive.

More cocktail recipes

You can find all my Prosecco cocktail recipes here: Easy Prosecco Cocktail Recipes. You might also like:

Prosecco Margarita Recipe

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Prosecco Margarita

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

A sparkling twist on the classic margarita using lime, tequila and topping off with Prosecco.

Ingredients

  • 50ml / 1 ½ ounces Blanco Tequila
  • 60ml / 2 ounces Lime Juice
  • 20ml / ¾ ounce orange liqueur like Triple Sec or Cointreau
  • 5ml / dash Agave Syrup
  • Prosecco
  • Lime Slices
  • Coarse Salt for Glass Rim

Instructions

    1. Rim the glass with salt by rubbing a piece of lime around the edge then dipping it in the salt to make sure the entire edge is covered.
    2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
    3. Add the tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur and syrup to the cocktail shaker.
    4. Shake vigorously until the syrup is blended and the ingredients are well chilled.
    5. Pour into the margarita glass leaving a little space.
    6. Top up with Prosecco, stopping before the liquid reaches the salted rim.

Notes

  • If you want to reduce the alcohol, you can leave out the orange liqueur. Just add a little more syrup to rebalance the sweetness.
  • No need to make your own simple syrup, you can use a shop bought one. Try to use Agave syrup for the best consistency and sweetness.
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice is always the best. You can make it in advance and store in the fridge for a day.
  • Margaritas are an easy drink to make in bulk but only add the Prosecco as you serve each glass.

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