Margaritas are a popular, refreshing cocktail, whether served alone or with bowls of flavorful salsa and chips. But if you want to bring that margarita to a whole new level of excellence, try it balanced with the light, refreshing, bubbly goodness of Prosecco.
For your convenience: We’ve brought you a bit of margarita history, along with a couple of easy to make, and delicious, margarita drink recipes made with refreshing Prosecco that will be perfect for your next get together.
Be sure to make extra, though. Your guests will definitely be asking for more. We promise.
Something about Margaritas
The name “Margarita” is Spanish for “Daisy.” This drink has many myths of origin, and while the authenticity of each story is often disputed, we do know it was widely introduced to Americans when United States citizens began crossing the border into Mexico, so they could drink alcohol during prohibition.
In 1953, Esquire Magazine published the very first margarita recipe. The drink was, and is, especially appreciated for hitting all the flavor high notes at once: sour, sweet, salty, and bitter. Basically, the margarita has it all. What more can one desire in a cocktail?
The basics of what’s in a margarita are fairly straight forward. Although there are slight variations within recipes, this cocktail generally consists of a simple blend of tequila, Triple Sec, (or orange liquor) and lime juice.
Margaritas may be served on the rocks, or blended—as a sort of slushy—and are often presented in a glass rimmed with salt. (Because we all know: salt, tequila, and lime are amazing together).
The incredible flavor and refreshing aspects of the margarita continue to make it a popular drink around the world.
For your next party, or just a quiet night in for two, here are a couple of Prosecco margarita recipes that will make your cocktails both fresh and exciting. Cheers!
1/2 cup lime juice (Fresh juice is best)
1 cup quality tequila
1/2 cup orange liqueur
1 bottle chilled Prosecco
For garnish use lime wedges and coarse salt
Pour all the ingredients into a large bowl, or pitcher, and combine well. Take your glasses and run the lime wedge around the edges. Pour the salt into a flat plate, and one by one, dip the rim of the glasses into the salt—creating an evenly coated edge.
Pour the drink mixture into the glasses, serve, and enjoy!
Prosecco Margaritas with Lime Sugar
2 ounces of quality tequila
2 ounces Triple Sec
2 ounces lime juice (Fresh, if available)
4 ounces prosecco
¼ cup granulated sugar
Zest from 2 limes
1 lime wedge
Pour the granulated sugar into a plate. Add the lime zest. Take the back of a spoon and mix it together, making sure the zest and sugar are incorporated well.
Take 2 cocktail glasses and rub the edges with a lime wedge. Then dip each glass into the lime sugar mixture until an even zesty sugared rim has been created
Pour the tequila, triple sec, and lime juice into 2 glasses and gently stir. Top with chilled prosecco. Delicious!
Zonin Prosecco is perfect for a celebratory toast, brought to the table as the shining star at your next brunch, or wonderful as a sparkling addition to a festive cocktail—offering just the right essence of bubbly.
Made from the finest Glera vineyard found anywhere in Italy, and created with old-world traditions, there’s nothing quite like a chilled glass of Zonin Prosecco.