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Wine Margarita Recipe with Sauvignon Blanc

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This simple Wine Margarita recipe is a fun twist on the classic margarita for wine lovers! The fresh grapefruit juice and Sauvignon Blanc pair so well together in a light, refreshing wine and tequila cocktail I just know you’re going to love.

Wine margarita on a marble countertop.
This White Wine Margarita recipe is a wine lover’s dream cocktail!

Why you’ll love this margarita with wine

This White Wine Margarita recipe is absolutely delicious and one of my favorite wine cocktails. You can taste each flavor – the wine, the citrus and the tequila – in perfect harmony.

It is still clearly a margarita, but I think it feels a little more sophisticated is a great simple cocktail recipe for sipping at the end of a long day.

Related: Strawberry Sauvignon Blanc Martini Recipe

I know, it sounds a bit random but you’re not going to believe how good this Sauvignon Blanc Margarita is.

Sauvignon Blanc is a very citrusy white wine with fruity notes that would obviously go really well with lime. If you like sangria, you’ll love this easy Wine Margarita.

So what are you waiting for? Break out the cocktail shaker and your fave bottle of Sauvignon Blanc in time for happy hour!

Ingredients

Wine margarita ingredients on the countertop.
Everything you need to make a refreshing wine margarita!

What you need to make this wine margarita recipe:

Sauvignon Blanc is my favorite white wine for wine cocktails. I think the flavor works with so many different pairing options. But feel free to play around with white wines here, anything with citrus notes should work really well.

I would skip chardonnay. The oak notes can be very overpowering. But Pinot Grigio or Riesling would both work. Choose something you like the flavor of.

Tequila Blanco is best to pair with the white wine. But if you only have reposado you can use that instead.

I’ve used store-bought simple syrup here as it is what I have to hand, but don’t forget how easy it is to make your own! If you want to make this a little more like a traditional margarita, you can leave out the simple and try to sweeten it with a little Cointreau orange liqueur.

Fresh lime is essential to a classic margarita recipe. But fresh grapefruit is also essential. You can use store-bought grapefruit if you can’t find fresh.

See the printable recipe card for quantities and full recipe.

Directions

Pouring white wine into a cocktail shaker.

Step 1

Measure all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker.

Woman shaking a cocktail shaker.

Step 2

Add ice and shake well.

Straining a wine margarita into a margarita glass.

Step 3

Strain into a margarita glass with fresh ice.

Woman garnishing a margarita with a dried lime wheel.

Step 4

Garnish with a dried lime wheel if you’re feeling fancy!

Variations

  • Use sparkling wine – for a little extra fizz, switch out the white wine for sparkling white wine. But, whatever you do don’t add it to the cocktail shaker! Simply top off the shaken margarita and give it a gentle stir.
  • Make a Devil’s Margarita – do the same as you would for the sparkling wine margarita above, but float red wine on top of the mixed cocktail just before serving. To stop the wine from mixing into the drink, gradually add it by pouring it over a bar spoon held just above the surface of the drink.
  • Swap out the tequila – it won’t *quite* be a wine margarita anymore but using vodka instead of tequila will still make a delicious drink. (See my Vodka Margarita Recipe).
White wine margarita garnished with a dried lime wheel.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use red wine instead?

Yes, just choose something really light and fruity.

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Margarita with bottles of wine and tequila in the background.

A White Wine Margarita Recipe You’re Going To Love!

This Wine Margarita Recipe is a fun twist on the classic for wine lovers! The fresh grapefruit juice and Sauvignon Blanc pair so well together to make a light, refreshing drink.
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Course: cocktails
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 183kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Measure all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well.
  • Strain into a glass of fresh ice.

Notes

Variations
  • Use sparkling wine – switch out the white wine for sparkling white wine. But, whatever you do don’t add it to the cocktail shaker! Simply top up the shaken margarita and give it a gentle stir.
  • Make a Devil’s Margarita – do the same as you would for the sparkling wine margarita above, but float red wine on top of the mixed cocktail just before serving. To stop the wine simply mixing into the drink as you pour gradually add it by pouring it over a bar spoon held just above the surface of the drink.
  • Swap out the tequila – it won’t *quite* be a wine margarita anymore but using vodka instead of tequila will still make a delicious drink.

Nutrition

Serving: 1drink | Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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