Have Leftover Champagne? Make it into a Frozen Margarita

A frozen Margarita cocktail
Photo by Tom Arena

Courtesy of Erick Castro, proprietor/bartender, Raised by Wolves, San Diego

After New Year’s celebrations are done, put any leftover Champagne to work in this indulgent slushy that’s like a cross of a frozen Margarita with a Sgroppino, an Italian classic made with lemon sorbet, vodka and Prosecco. (Yes, you can put bubbly in the blender. Just a couple of ounces of fizz won’t cause an explosion, promise.) Flat Champagne would also work.

Baller Margarita 

Ingredients
  • 1 ounce blanco Tequila
  • 2 ounces Champagne
  • ½ ounce vanilla liqueur, preferably Licor 43
  • 1½ ounces lime sherbet
  • Lime wheel, for garnish
Directions

Combine Tequila, Champagne, vanilla liqueur, sherbet and 1 cup ice cubes in blender. Blend until slushy, about 20–30 seconds. Pour into hurricane glass. Top with crushed ice. Garnish with lime wheel.

Published on January 1, 2021