These Frozen Champagne Margaritas are a fun blend of silver tequila, bubbly champagne, limes, and ice!
*Sigh* The last recipe of the year. It feels good! This won’t be the last post though, I’ve got a couple more, but when it comes to filling your bellies with goodness, this is my last offering to you in 2015!
It’s funny how my favorite holiday has changed throughout the years, but as I’ve gotten older, the more I’ve come to love New Year’s. I don’t know if it’s because we have such a short amount of time to embrace it due to Christmas just a week before, or the sparkle and glam surrounding it, or the idea of starting fresh – but I love it!
You see, I love the idea of celebrating the good times, reflecting and learning from the bad, and most importantly, toasting those who shared them all with us throughout the year. But that doesn’t mean I’m always ringing in the New Year in a sequin party dress with a drink in hand surrounded by all my friends. Quite the opposite, actually. I’d say I’ve been asleep by midnight two or three out of the last five – which obviously means my NYE getup consists of sweats and a t-shirt – so glamourous!
But whether I’m in heels or slippers, my New Year’s Eve will always include drinks that are fun and fancy as hell like these Frozen Champagne Margaritas! The bubbly champagne pairs beautifully with the tequila and limes and the ice makes it slushy and fun! Whether you’re ringing in the new year, looking for something a little different for Cinco de Mayo, or entertaining friends for game night – you can’t go wrong with these!
Frozen Champagne Margaritas
- 6 cups ice
- ¼ cup Cointreau
- ⅓ cup lime juice
- ¼ cup silver tequila
- 1 cup brut champagne
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 lime sliced
- sugar or salt for rim I prefer sugar
- Combine ice, Cointreau, lime juice, tequila, champagne, and sugar in a blender and pulse until slushy.
- Run a lime wedge along the edge of the margarita glasses then upend the glass in sugar or salt to line the rim.
- Pour margaritas into glasses and garnish with a lime wedge.
- Cointreau can be substituted for triple sec or left out entirely to let the tequila shine.