Spicy Sparkling Citrus Margarita

This Spicy Sparkling Citrus Margarita is not your standard margarita! This baby adds a little heat to the lime and orange mix and loads of bubbles. It’s a little bit tart and a little bit sweet cocktail with a kick from jalapeno slices. Perfect for the big game or your next party.

Spicy Sparkling Citrus Margarita | 2 Cookin Mamas This Spicy Sparkling Citrus Margarita is not your standard margarita! This baby adds a little heat to the lime and orange mix and loads of bubbles. It’s a little bit tart and a little bit sweet cocktail with a kick from jalapeno slices. Perfect for the big game or your next party. #cocktail #margarita #tequila #drink #jalapeno #sparklingwine #champagne #superbowl #grandmarnier #limejuice #orangejuice

Spicy Sparkling Citrus Margarita

What would the Super Bowl be without a few good cocktails? My new Spicy Sparkling Citrus Margarita has just the right amount of heat and sparkle to pair perfectly with all those deliciously addictive appetizers!

Spicy Sparkling Citrus Margarita overhead with jalapeno

I was experimenting with some new combinations for margaritas, which was a lot of fun and giggles, and thought one with a little kick and a few bubbles would be something a little different. I’ve made regular Margaritas, Strawberry Lemonade Margaritas and White Christmas Margaritas so I thought a little kick of jalapeno and some champagne or sparkling wine might liven things up.

Keep your friends close and your margaritas closer!

I don’t know about you, but when I’m eating appetizers like Chicken Wings, Candied Bacon Wrapped Smokies and Spicy Mexican Cheese Dip, a tart and bubbly drink tastes mighty good. And this one is super easy to make. No special liquors or juices needed.

Spicy Sparkling Citrus Margarita ingredients

Steps to make Spicy Sparkling Citrus Margarita

Spicy Sparkling Citrus Margarita pouring in tequila

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add tequila, Grand Marnier, lime juice, orange juice and, if using, a teaspoon of agave nectar. Add a slice to two of jalapenos, with or without the seeds, depending on how much heat you prefer.

Spicy Sparkling Citrus Margarita muddling

  1. Muddle these together.

Spicy Sparkling Citrus Margarita pouring cocktail into glasses

  1. Prepare glasses by rubbing rims with a wedge of lime and dipping into coarse salt. Fill with crushed ice then strain cocktail mixture and pour into 2 glasses.

Spicy Sparkling Citrus Margarita adding sparkling wine

  1. Top each glass with sparkling wine. Garnish glasses with a lime and half an orange slice and a few slices of jalapeno.

Spicy Sparkling Citrus Margarita closeup

This cocktail is very adaptable too. Don’t like the heat, leave out the jalapeno or tone it down by just using a small piece. Like your drinks a little sweeter, add some agave nectar. Don’t like sparkling wine, switch it out for lime or orange sparkling water or club soda.

Spicy Sparkling Citrus Margarita garnished tall

Whatever way you like your cocktail, just sit back, relax and root for the best team to win. My team didn’t make it so I’m on the fence for which team to back. No worries though, I know I’ll enjoy all the food and drinks, the great company, as well as the half time show and commercials.

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5 from 2 votes
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Spicy Sparkling Citrus Margarita
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

This Spicy Sparkling Citrus Margarita is a bit tart,a bit sweet, with a kick from jalapeno and a sparkle from champagne. Perfect for the big game.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keywords: citrus margarita, sparkling margarita, spicy margarita
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 231 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup Grand Marnier
  • 1/8 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon agave optional
  • 1-2 jalapeno slices seeded or not according to heat desired
  • 6 oz sparkling wine or champagne
Directions
  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, Grand Marnier, lime juice, orange juice and, if using, a teaspoon of agave nectar.
  2. Add a slice to two of jalapenos, with or without the seeds, depending on how much heat you prefer. Muddle these together.
  3. Prepare glasses by rubbing rims with a wedge of lime and dipping into coarse salt.
  4. Fill with crushed ice.
  5. Strain cocktail mixture and divide between 2 glasses.
  6. Top each glass with sparkling wine or champagne.
  7. Garnish glasses with a lime and half an orange slice and a few slices of jalapeno.
Recipe Notes

In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, Grand Marnier, lime juice, orange juice and, if using, a teaspoon of agave nectar. Add a slice to two of jalapenos, with or without the seeds, depending on how much heat you prefer. Muddle these together. Prepare glasses by rubbing rims with a wedge of lime and dipping into coarse salt. Fill with crushed ice. Strain cocktail mixture and divide between 2 glasses. Top each glass with sparkling wine or champagne. Garnish glasses with a lime and half an orange slice and a few slices of jalapeno.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Sparkling Citrus Margarita
Amount Per Serving
Calories 231
% Daily Value*
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 141mg4%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Sugar 15g17%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 16.8mg20%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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This Spicy Sparkling Citrus Margarita is not your standard margarita! This baby adds a little heat to the lime and orange mix and loads of bubbles. It’s a little bit tart and a little bit sweet cocktail with a kick from jalapeno slices. Perfect for the big game or your next party. #cocktail #margarita #tequila #drink #jalapeno #sparklingwine #champagne #superbowl #grandmarnier #limejuice #orangejuice

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Tiffany
    02/05/2019 at 6:51 am

    This looks so good! I can’t wait to try this. Thanks for sharing ♥️ ♥️

  • Reply
    Alyssa
    02/03/2019 at 7:47 pm


    So great with the champagne! This is delicious.

  • Reply
    Noelle
    02/03/2019 at 11:04 am


    This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try.

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