Tequila is usually an essential ingredient in a margarita. However, there’s a new twist on this cocktail that swaps in white wine for the Mexican spirit, and it sounds so refreshing. It’s sort of like a cross between a margarita and sangria, and it should definitely be in your adult beverage rotation this summer.
Just like a traditional margarita, you can enjoy it on the rocks or frozen. The type of white wine you use is up to you. If you want a sweeter cocktail, go for a riesling or a moscato. If you want to sip on something a bit drier and more tart, try a chardonnay or sauvignon blanc.
There’s no wrong way to make this mashup cocktail of your dreams. Feel free to experiment to your heart’s content!
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You could also use the juice from fresh limes and add some triple sec, which is a common ingredient in many classic margarita recipes.
Instagram user @texaswinestory followed these cues and used Ab Astris roussanne wine for their take on a white wine margarita.
Sharing a pitcher of these along with some chips and guacamole with my pals sounds like my idea of a very happy hour!
Want to put a fizzy twist on this hybrid cocktail? Make a champagne margarita. This recipe posted to Instagram by @blackvinosociety includes tequila in addition to champagne, so it’s definitely a bit on the boozier side.
Who knew that margaritas and wine would make such a perfect pair? Would you try this dynamic drink this summer?