Prosecco Margaritas {big-batch cocktail}

The recipe for these Prosecco Margaritas is in big-batch cocktail form, perfect for entertaining. And you just have to love the bubbles!

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There is just nothing like a crisp, cold margarita to sip on while enjoying a Mexican meal. Both sweet and tart, this bevvy contrasts in the most beautiful way with the flavors and spices of Mexican cuisine.

I created this Prosecco Margaritas recipe in big-batch cocktail form. All the measuring is done ahead of time, so all you have to do is divide the margarita mixture amongst glasses when your friends arrive, top it off with chilled bubbles of Prosecco, and sit back and enjoy.
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This week has been utterly gorgeous in our little piece of Minnesota. Upper 60’s and lower 70’s for temps, with sunshine; I just couldn’t ask for anything more than time to actually get out in the yard to clean up what winter left behind.

Aren’t those crocus so sweet? They were our first show of color in the yard.

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The daffodil buds started opening a couple days ago. And I just discovered a few yellow crocus, so small and dainty, bulbs that the girls and I planted together last fall.

Prosecco Margaritas {big-batch cocktail} from afarmgirlsdabbles.com

As Cinco de Mayo approaches, I can’t help but let myself get caught up in (more) delicious Mexican food and the quintessential cocktail of this celebratory Mexican holiday. I’m easy to convince, as I love most anything that combines sweet with sour, but I’m also a fan of that wonderful little bite that tequila offers the palate.

Prosecco Margaritas {big-batch cocktail} from afarmgirlsdabbles.comThis big-batch Prosecco margaritas recipes is a great beverage segue into the summer that awaits us, arms opened wide. And for those of you who like to entertain with cocktails, but don’t actually do it because of all the measuring and mixing of individual drinks…this recipe is for you.

Simply make a batch of simple syrup (super duper easy instructions included in the recipe below), measure and mix the margarita ingredients, and place these two mixtures in the refrigerator to chill, right beside a bottle of Prosecco. Salt the rims of your glasses, slice your limes, and then go get your party dress on before your guests arrive.

Prosecco Margaritas {big-batch cocktail} from afarmgirlsdabbles.com

A make-ahead version of margaritas is not only a time saver once your friends arrive, but a crisp and refreshing bevvy that goes down smooth and easy. The addition of bubbly Prosecco in this recipe is so much the bonus here. Bubbles are happy and life-celebrating and so much fun. Please don’t save bottles of bubbly for extra special occasions, like I once did. Promise me you’ll pop a few more corks this year and celebrate your friends and family, with your friends and family. (Tequila, completely optional but highly recommended.)

Prosecco Margaritas {big-batch cocktail}

Yield: 4 to 6 margaritas

Ingredients:


  • 3 oz. blanco tequila, or to taste

  • 3 oz. Cointreau®

  • 4 oz. chilled simple syrup*, or to taste

  • 8 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice, or to taste

  • 1  750-mL bottle chilled Prosecco (preferrably on the sweeter side, such as Dry or Demi-Sec)

  • coarse salt, to rim glasses

  • fresh lime wedges, for garnish


Directions:

* Simple syrup is super easy to make, and takes only about 5 minutes! In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stir together 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool to room temperature, and then store chilled in the refrigerator for up to a month. Use to sweeten any of your favorite beverages. 


In a small to medium-sized jar or bowl, add the tequila, Cointreau, simple syrup, and fresh lime juice. Prepare this mixture at least a couple hours prior to serving the margaritas, and place in refrigerator to chill.


This recipe will make 6 smaller or 4 medium-sized margaritas. Gather 4 to 6 glasses and get started! If salting the rims of your glasses, run the cut edge of a lime wedge around the rim of a glass and dip the rim into a small plate of coarse salt. Repeat with remaining glasses. Add ice to glasses and divide the tequila mixture amongst the glasses. Top with Prosecco, dividing evenly amongst the glasses. Give a little stir to combine, and then taste test. Adjust for individual tastes by having more simple syrup on hand for extra sweetness and lime for tartness, plus extra tequila for those who like a bit more tequila bite. Squeeze a lime wedge over the top and add another one to the rim of the glass. Enjoy!


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