Servings: 8 6-ounce Champagne Margaritas
- 1 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 cup Cointreau
- 1 cup silver tequila
- Superfine sugar (if needed for added sweetness)
- 1 lime, cut in half for serving
- Coarse (Kosher) salt, for serving
- 1 bottle Champagne or other sparkling wine
- In a pitcher, combine the lime zest, lime juice, Cointreau, tequila and sugar if you are using it.
- Cover and refrigerate until cold, (at least 1 hour).
- Just before serving, strain the mixture to remove the zest, and pour enough salt into a saucer to cover the bottom.
- Rub a lime half over the rim of each champagne glass and upend into the salt to crust it lightly.
- Pour about 3 ounces of the tequila mixture into each glass, fill the rest of the way with Champagne or sparkling wine and hand to one of your lucky guests.
Servings: 8 12-ounce drinks
- 2 cups Spanish Rioja
- 1 cup Cointreau
- 1/2 cup Gran Torres brandy
- 1 cup Jamaica Cooler
- 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1/4 cup agave nectar
- lime and orange slices
- 1 bottle soda water
- In a large pitcher, combine the wine, Cointreau, Gran Torres, jamaica, lime juice, and the agave nectar.
- Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
- Add several slices of lime and orange in the bottom of each glass.
- Use a muddler to crush the fruit.
- Fill the glasses halfway up with small ice cubes, then pour in the sangria mixture, leaving room for a splash of soda water.
- Stir to incorporate the soda water.
Margarita de Naranja Rosa
Servings: 9 12-ounce cocktails
- 2/3 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup 100% agave silver tequila
- 1/2 cup Cointreau
- 2 cups fresh blood orange juice (you’ll need about 6 juicy blood oranges)
- A lime half for moistening the glass rims
- Kosher (coarse) salt
- Ice cubes (you’ll need about 6 cups—small ones are best)
- In a large pitcher, stir together the lime juice, sugar and 3/4 cup water until the sugar has dissolved.
- Add the tequila, Cointreau and blood orange juice.
- Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
- Moisten the rims of three 6-ounce martini glasses with the cut side of a lime half.
- Spread coarse salt on a small plate, then upend the glasses into the salt to crust the rims.
- Fill a cocktail shaker about 3/4 full of ice and measure in 1 1/2 cups of the margarita for 3 drinks.
- Cover and shake for about 15 seconds to thoroughly chill the mixture.
- Strain into the prepared glasses and hand to your guests.
- When you’re ready, finish the remaining margaritas in the same way.