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French Margarita

french margarita cocktail

The French Margarita is a beautiful symphony of flavors. You’ll first notice the tangy zest from the lime juice, followed by the smooth and floral notes of the elderflower liqueur. Tequila brings a warm and earthy base, while the sparkling wine adds a delightful fizz that dances on your tongue. It’s a drink that’s both invigorating and refined, making each sip an experience to savor.

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french margarita cocktail

French Margarita

Prep Time: 4 minutes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Elderflower, Margarita, St. Germain
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Enjoy the flavors of a French Margarita, where fine French liqueurs meet the classic margarita. This recipe has a mix flavors ideal for special occasions.


  • 1 1/2 oz silver tequila
  • 1 oz elderflower liqueur
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 2 oz sparkling wine
  • A lime wheel for garnish


  • Fill your cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Add the tequila, elderflower liqueur, and lime juice.
  • Shake it well until everything is cold.
  • Strain the mix into your chilled coupe glass.
  • Top it off with sparkling wine.
  • Garnish with a lime wheel and enjoy.
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Pro Tips

For the best French Margarita:

  • Use fresh lime juice. It makes a big difference in taste.
  • Chill your glass beforehand. It keeps the drink colder longer.
  • When adding the sparkling wine, pour gently to keep the fizz.
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When to Serve

The French Margarita is perfect for any occasion, but it shines at celebrations or when you’re looking to impress. Whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary, or a casual get-together with friends, this drink brings a touch of elegance to the table.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

For tequila, go with a high-quality silver tequila for a smoother taste. Elderflower liqueur is typically dominated by the brand St-Germain, and it’s perfect for this drink. As for sparkling wine, a nice Brut Champagne or a dry Prosecco works wonders.

Similar Cocktails

If you enjoy the French Margarita, you might also like these:

  1. Classic Margarita – The timeless original.
  2. Elderflower Spritz – Light and fizzy, with a floral note.
  3. Tequila Sunrise – A colorful and fruity option.
  4. French 75 – For those who love their cocktails with a bit of history.
  5. Paloma – A refreshing grapefruit twist on tequila.

Explore the French Margarita recipe for a twist that combines the zest of lime, the floral touch of elderflower liqueur, smooth tequila, and the bubbly charm of sparkling wine. This recipe is perfect for anyone looking to impress with a sophisticated yet easy-to-make drink. I will guide you through the steps to create this refreshing cocktail, explaining why it matters and how to create a perfect balance of flavors.

French Margarita
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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