Champagne is the most popular refreshment for making merry, and it’s easy to see why. The pop, the bubbles, the toast: we could go on all day about all the goodness of champagne! Whenever you pop a bottle, it immediately lifts your spirits and signals your brain that a celebration is about to go down. It’s a drink of jubilation that shows up when making warm memories.
Champagne pairs excellently with a lot of things, including tequila. Yes, you heard that right! Tequila and champagne cocktail recipes are a thing, and they are growing in popularity every day. The cherry and citrusy of the bubbly delight marry beautifully with the agave of the tequila and tang of the lime to produce a classic cocktail perfect for any occasion.
So, how do you blend champagne and tequila? Well, it’s a lot more like making a regular Margarita. Simply shake your ingredients (Tequila, Lime juice, Triple Sec, and Agave sweetener) and top up with your favorite champagne or sparkling wine.
Our Champagne Margarita is a bubbly spin on the classic, embracing our premium Reposado tequila with some French goodness. The tequila brings in the warmth while the bubbles tickle your tongue like stars exploding on taste buds. It’s a sensational cocktail perfect for fall or any time you feel like having a good time.
Ingredients for Our Champagne and Tequila Cocktail Recipe
It’s never a dull moment with a Champagne Margarita. Here’s what you will need to make to make this champagne and tequila drink:
- 1 Part (30ml) Altos Reposado, 100% agave
- 2⁄3 Parts (20m1) Lime juice, freshly squeezed
- 2⁄3 Parts (20m1) Infused agave syrup* (recipe included below)
- 2⁄3 Parts (20m1) Pear puree
- 1 Part (30ml) Champagne to top
How to Make the Altos Champagne Margarita
Stressing over what to serve your guests? Below you have the steps to make the best Champagne Margarita recipe:
- Add the tequila, lime juice, agave syrup and pear puree to a cocktail shaker
- Shake well until the outside feels cold.
- Fine strain into chilled coupette glass.
- Top up with chilled champagne.
- Garnish with a fresh sage leaf or garnish of choice to brighten the drink.
The Secret Behind Our Tequila and Champagne Cocktail
The secret to making delicious Champagne Margaritas is using top-quality tequila. Our recipe uses Olmeca Reposado, a premium Altos tequila adorned for its sweet and fruity profile. Its rounded, smooth palate offers more agave and allspice, nutmeg, crème brûlée and oak.
You will instantly fall in love with its long finish featuring caramel, agave, orange peel and a dash of smoke.
Sage-infused agave syrup is our next secret ingredient. Seems we’ll be spilling all our secrets today!
Directions to Make the Sage-Infused Agave Syrup
Sage-infused agave syrup is well-known for its herbal sweetness and flavor. The syrup pairs well with a range of beverages, from iced tea to homemade cocktails. And the best part? It’s effortless to make.
- Combine pure organic agave into a saucepan with water in the ratio of 2:1. We used 300ml agave syrup and 150ml water for our recipe.
- Add a few sage leaves (10) and bring the mix to a boil.
- Reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes.
- Allow to cool and strain into a glass bottle.
Even better, you can store the syrup in the fridge for up to two weeks. Makes it so much easier to pop those Champagne Margaritas!
History of Altos Champagne Margarita
We have Dré Masso to thank for this incredible flavor fusion. Dré got the inspiration after spending six months learning from Julio Bermejo –the genius behind Tommy’s Margarita. What better way to show love and respect to his mentor? The creation was also his way of celebrating the 10th anniversary of Altos Tequila, which he took part in creating.
Over the years, Dré has grown to be a recognized and leading figure in the bar industry. In 2016, he was nominated for Best Bar Mentor at Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards, an accomplishment he takes pride in. He is also a proud author of two cocktail books you’re sure to absolutely love!
Discover Our Premium Tequila
Olmeca Altos is a premium 100% agave tequila produced from the Altos highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. The agave grows at 2,100 meters above sea level, ensuring a sweet tequila perfect for cocktail making.
Once harvested, the agave is cooked in brick ovens for three days until they are juicy and tender for milling. After this, the agave is crushed using the 400-year-old Tahona stone method to achieve a smooth yet pleasant cooked agave flavor and aroma.
Then, the agave fiber and liquid are fermented with our proprietary yeast. This fermented juice is then distilled in copper stills in small batches.
By this time, Altos Plata is ready for sipping, while Reposado (our choice tequila for this champagne and tequila cocktail) and Añejo are aged in 200-liter bourbon barrels to produce a complex yet perfectly balanced tequila.