Champagne margaritas are sweet and spicy with the combination of a bottle of bubbly, sugared strawberries, Cointreau, lime juice, and jalapenos. I love margaritas. So when I got inspired by a bottle of Prosecco to make it into champagne margaritas for a crowd one night when I was getting together with some of my best friends, I was completely in love with the results of these strawberry and jalapeno champagne margaritas.
The ingredients for the Champagne margaritas are super simple. And will make you one stiff strawberry margarita.
- Strawberries - Frozen sliced strawberries in sugary syrup are best. But if you can't find that 16-ounce container, just use frozen strawberries and add two tablespoons of sugar to the sliced strawberries.
- Tequila - A silver tequila would be best for this recipe. Milagro is a great brand. I also am a big fan of Sam's club silver tequila. Comes in bulk and is a great price.
- Cointreau - Orange liquor. Triple sec is also a great substitute.
- Champagne or Prosecco - I love me some extra dry prosecco. I know this is champagne margaritas but I always have prosecco on hand.
- Limes - You can slice these or juice them. Either works. I have made the margaritas both ways.
- Jalapeno Peppers - These are completely optional. I love the addition of the jalapenos but you can totally leave them out too.
How to Make Spicy Strawberry Champagne Margaritas
The base of a good margarita is good tequila. And good tequila is decided by the drinker. I prefer silver tequila over gold tequila. I also prefer 100% agave tequila. But you buy and use what you like. I am just telling you what I like.
Now, I take a 16-ounce container of frozen strawberries and partially thaw them and pour them into the bottom of the two-quart pitcher. Follow that up with a heavy pour of tequila. I do ¾ cup of chilled tequila. Next, add the Cointreau to the pitcher. Then I squeeze the juice from two limes over top. Sometimes I just slice them too. Let that mixture just meld together.
Then, when you are good and ready. Add the sparkling wine. Champagne. Prosecco. Cava. Whatever your pleasure. Stir together and add some slices of lime and jalapeños. Yes, I know, I have a problem with jalapeños since I put them in all my margaritas. Leave them out if you are afraid of the heat. But trust me, it won't be.
Now, if you are not a strawberry fan, substitute another fruit to make these champagne margaritas. Blackberry or raspberry would also be good. Go for frozen mango. However, since the fruit will be sans the syrup, you may want to make some simple syrup to add to the mix. A quarter cup of simple syrup should work.
I know I have your attention. Go ahead, go drop the bottle of tequila in the freezer if it isn't there yet and pull out some frozen fruit. There is time still tonight to make yourself a whole pitcher of margaritas.
Farmwife Drinks Easy Margarita Recipes
- 2 cups frozen sliced strawberries in syrup or sugared
- ¾ cup tequila
- ¼ Cointreau
- 2 limes
- 1 bottle extra dry prosecco
- 1 jalapeño sliced
- Partially thaw out a frozen container of strawberries. Pour in the bottom of a two-quart pitcher. If you are using sliced frozen strawberries, coat in two tablespoons of sugar.
- Pour tequila, cointreau, and lime's juiced or sliced over strawberries and let set until ready to serve.
- Pour Prosecco into tequila, cointreau, and strawberry mixture before serving.
- Add slices of lime and jalapeño to a pitcher or each margarita individually as a garnish.