Champagne Margarita


Champagne Cocktail
Servings: 8 6-ounce Champagne Margaritas

INGREDIENTS

  • 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

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a pitcher, combine the lime zest, lime juice, Cointreau, tequila and sugar if you are using it.
  2. Cover and refrigerate until cold, (at least 1 hour).
  3. Just before serving, strain the mixture to remove the zest, and pour enough salt into a saucer to cover the bottom.
  4. Rub a lime half over the rim of each champagne glass and upend into the salt to crust it lightly.
  5. 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.