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Sangria Margarita | Beautiful & Delicious

This sangria margarita recipe is fun and delicious. The beauty of this margarita pleases everyone you serve it to, so wow your guests at your next party.

Two glasses with wine poured into the margarita. The lime wheels are on the rim

I first had this margarita at a local Mexican restaurant. They called it, “Pam’s Margarita,” which isn’t very descriptive. I didn’t know it had wine in it until I read the description, but I found it intriguing. After I tasted it, I knew I had to make this drink at my next dinner party.

You wouldn’t think that the wine complements a margarita, but it really does. Try it and see.

I have imbibed this sangria margarita individually without stirring it and with the wine stirred in. When you stir it, the red will infiltrate the whole cocktail and is quite pretty and very balanced. If you don’t stir it, you will taste the wine more at the beginning of the drink but the fun thing about it is the wine pretty much stays segregated throughout the whole cocktail.

Which do I prefer? Frankly, it depends on my mood. When you make this, please let me know which way you imbibed it.

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Helpful tips

  • Use the BEST ingredients you can afford, but just know that using premium ingredients equals a more delicious drink.
  • Always make your own sweet and sour mix. I prefer a 2:1 ratio, so two parts sour to one part sweet. Start there and if you decide you want it sweeter, add a bit more simple syrup.
  • Salt the rim, but don’t overdo it! Sometimes, after I salt the rim, I take my finger and clear a spot so if someone doesn’t want to taste the salt they can use that spot to sip.
  • Do NOT pour the liquid in such a way that it hits the salt. You do not want the salt washed into the cocktail.

How to salt the rims

Wet the rim of the glasses with some lime juice, pour some kosher salt on a plate and dip the rim in the salt. Keep the glass upside down for a moment and shake the glass a little before placing it right side up. You don’t want the salt from the rim to fall into the glass as it makes the cocktail salty.

two glasses in vertical view with the two-toned margarita in it - red on top of lime
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How to make the sangria margarita

Pre-step

Salt margarita glasses. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Get a measuring glass and glassware.

Slice a few thin lime wheels and cut a small slit through the skin of the wheels so you can place it on the side of the glass as garnish.

After measuring out each ingredient below, pour it into the shaker.

Step one

Gather the ingredients – tequila, Cointreau, limes, simple syrup and wine.

Tequila, Cointreau, simple syrup, limes and wine with the shaker and glassware in the background

Step two

Measure 4 ounces tequila. (A)

Step three

Measure 2 ounces Cointreau. (B)

Tequila and Cointreau poured out with bottles, shakers and glassware in the background

Step four

Measure 4 ounces lime juice. (C)

Step five

Measure 2 ounces simple syrup. (D)

Lime and simple syrup measured out with a lime and simple syrup measured out. The bottles and cocktail shakers are in the background

Step six

Cap shaker and shake for 15 seconds.

Step seven

Add fresh ice to salted glasses and divide and strain liquid between the two glasses.

Step eight

Measure 1 ounce of wine per drink.

Wine poured out with the margarita in the salted glasses and lime chunks in the background

Step nine

Slowly pour the wine in the sangria margarita and place a lime wheel on the side of each glass.

Vertical view of the double old fashioned glass in front of a martini glass. There are two layers, one of wine and the margarita

Let’s see it with the flared glass in front.

Vertical view of the martini glass with the wine and margarita layer

Isn’t it interesting how the shape of the glass determines how the cocktail will look?

Yum.

I hope you enjoyed this sangria margarita recipe!

Do you like to stir your margarita or drink it as is?  Leave me a comment, as I’d love to know.

And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish.

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Double old fashioned glass filled with the layered margarita - square

Sangria Margarita

When you pour the wine into your margarita, you not only make a beautiful cocktail but also a delicious drink.
5 from 9 votes
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Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: margarita, Margarita on the Rocks, sangria, sangria margarita
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 cocktails
Calories: 333kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces tequila Patron silver or the best you can afford
  • 2 ounces Cointreau or triple sec
  • 4 ounces lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 ounces simple syrup
  • 2 ounces red wine 1 ounce per drink

Garnish

  • 2 lime wheels
  • salt for glass rims

Instructions

  • Salt rims of glasses – see notes
    salt
  • Fill cocktail shaker 1/2 way with ice
  • Add tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, simple syrup
    4 ounces tequila, 2 ounces Cointreau, 4 ounces lime juice, 2 ounces simple syrup
  • Cover shaker and shake for 15 seconds
  • Add extra ice to glasses. Strain and divide liquid between the two glasses
  • Add wine to each glass and place one wheel on the side of each glass
    2 ounces red wine, 2 lime wheels
  • Sip
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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Notes

How Do You Salt the Rims of the Glasses?
Wet the rim of the glasses with some lime juice, pour some kosher salt on a plate and dip the rim in the salt.  Keep the glass upside down for a moment and shake the glass a little before placing it right side up.  You don’t want the salt from the rim to fall into the glass as it makes the cocktail salty.
Tips on making this drink:
  • Use the BEST ingredients you can afford, but just know that using premium ingredients equal a more delicious drink
  • Always make your own sweet and sour mix. I prefer a 2:1 ratio, so two parts sour to one part sweet. Start there and if you decide you want it sweeter, add a bit more simple syrup
  • Salt the rim, but don’t overdo it! Sometimes, after I salt the rim, I take my finger and clear a spot so if someone doesn’t want to taste the salt they can use that spot to sip
  • Do NOT pour the liquid in such a way that it hits the salt. You do not want the salt washed into the cocktail

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1.2mg
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14 Comments

  1. I absolutely love this margarita! I love that the wine stays separate, so pretty! I’ll have to try it both ways and see which one I like the best!

  2. I am a Margarita fan so I know I will love this drink. I appreciate the help on salting the glass and not getting it in the drink.

  3. This Sangria Margarita looks and sounds delish, perfect for those warmer days we’re having at the moment! Can’t wait to try it, I think I won’t mix it, it’s so pretty this way!

  4. Summers are surely all about pool parties and refreshing margaritas! Can’t wait to rock my party with this one!

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