Do you love wine, and also love margaritas? Well, friend… let me introduce you to the wine margarita! Learn how to create this fun combination cocktail for a fresh rosé margarita you’re going to love.
Can’t decide between your Friday night glass of wine and a celebratory margarita? Now you can have both in one festive cocktail! This wine margarita is made with all the best sweet and sour touches of a margarita, combined with your favorite soft rosé wine.
This wine margarita is easy to make and delicious for weekend sipping. I know you’re going to love it!
Wine is always and forever my first love when it comes to a relaxing drink at home. However, we also enjoy creating cocktails for fun evenings at home with friends. This fun and festive wine margarita is a great example!
I think this festive peach – toned drink is ideal for baby and wedding showers, summertime fiestas, and even Cinco de Mayo celebrations. They are easy to customize to your tastes, with fresh, simple ingredients.
Hosting a crowd? Easily multiply the ingredients in this recipe to create more. If one wine margarita is good, a pitcher is probably better!
Use the drop down Table of Contents to navigate this post with ease. You’ll also find the ingredients and simple steps in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. Cheers!
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Why You’ll Love this Wine Margarita
- So easy to make
- A fresh spin on a classic party cocktail
- Celebratory and fun for showers, summertime gatherings and more
- Only four ingredients
I have a complete margarita guide to help you decide which flavor combination to tackle next. And psst… if you love margaritas as much as we do, you’ve got to try this incredible Cadillac margarita and my easy paloma recipe too.
Ingredients and Substitutions to Make Rosé Margaritas
- Orange Liqueur – Grand Marnier is a cognac based orange liqueur. You can use that one or whatever type of orange liqueur you can find.
- Lime Juice – Fresh squeezed lime juice is always best! There’s just something better about the vibrant flavor. However, you can use store bought lime juice in a pinch- I’ll never tell!
- Tequila – Any type of blanco tequila works beautifully here… you can learn more in my Tequila Guide.
- Wine – We used a pink rosé wine in this recipe for the pretty color! Choose your favorite white wine or rosé for this recipe.
- Replace the lime juice with fresh squeezed orange juice or lemon juice.
- Try with your favorite type of wine or make a Champagne Margarita with some bubbles!
- Replace the lime juice with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and the orange liqueur with grapefruit soda for wine Paloma!
- Serve over ice.
- Serve blended – just toss ingredients with a cup of ice into your blender!
How to Make this Wine Margarita in just Two Easy Steps
- Prep – Gather ingredients and ice.
- Shake or Stir – Combine in a shaker with ice for one or two cocktails, or in a pitcher for a crowd.
Learn how to set up a Margarita Bar for the ultimate fiesta! Guests can serve themselves and customize each cocktail.
- Make a Pitcher – Use the sliding bar for servings in the printable recipe card to automatically multiply each ingredient!
- Crushed Ice – Sometimes, it’s the little things. While crushed ice is not necessary for a margarita, it really makes such a difference! Check out our favorite nugget ice maker.
- Fresh Juice – Of course you can buy premade lime juice in the produce section. But you’ll be so glad you went to the extra step of squeezing the limes, and it’s easy to make the juice ahead for Margarita Mix and store it before a party!
- Quality Tequila – This really does make a world of difference. Don’t skip my complete Tequila Guide for all the best options!
- Shake – Instead of stirring. A cocktail shaker can be a fun change. It’s a bit more formal for shaking or stirring your margarita.
Scaling up, down or substituting? You’ll love this printable Measurement Conversion Chart!
- Buy store bought lime juice instead of fresh squeezed.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can, and you should… if you’re making this delicious wine margarita cocktail, that is!
The two can be substituted for each other in cocktails, but they are not *quite* the same. Cointreau is in the family of Triple Sec (dry orange liqueurs). Triple Sec is the family / category itself, and also the name of the less expensive version of orange liqueur. Cointreau is smoother, stronger and more complex.
- Squeeze your fresh limes ahead of time, up to 48 hours in advance!
- Mix lime juice, orange liqueur and tequila ahead of time. Add wine just before serving!
How to Store
- At Room Temperature – For up to two hours before and after serving.
- Refrigerate – Store these wine margaritas in the fridge for up to 48 hours after serving.
- Freeze – To turn these wine margaritas into a frozen slushy format!
What to Do with Leftovers
- Freeze and turn them into a Slushie the next day!
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
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I’d love to hear from you! Does a champagne margarita sound delicious to you? I hope you get to enjoy one soon!
More Cocktail Inspiration
- 1 ounce tequila Blanco or Silver
- 1 ounce Orange Liqueur Grand Marnier or similar
- 1 ounce Lime Juice Fresh Squeezed is preferable
- 3 ounces Wine White or Rosé wine
- Prep – Gather ingredients and ice.
- Combine in a shaker with ice for one or two cocktails, or in a pitcher for a crowd.
- Fresh Juice – Of course you can buy premade lime juice in the produce section. But fresh squeezed takes it up a notch.
- Quality Tequila – Quality doesn’t have to mean expensive! Choose the right bottle with my tequila guide.
- Shake – Instead of stirring for a super chilled cocktail!
Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.
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