What is a Margarita wine cocktail?

A Margarita wine cocktail is a combination of white wine and lime juice, usually served with a salted rim. The drink is named after the famous Mexican tequila-based cocktail the Margarita, which was invented in the 1940s. The Margarita wine cocktail is a variation on this classic, by replacing the tequila with white wine.

The drink originated when Spanish settlers introduced white wine to the region of Mexico in the 1500s. The settlers also used limes to preserve the wine, and over time, the locals began to add the limes to their wine to make a more refreshing and tart beverage.

Margarita wine cocktail

The Margarita wine cocktail combines white wine and lime juice to create a tart and refreshing beverage. It is typically served over crushed or shaved ice, with a salted rim to enhance the flavour of the drink. The flavour profile of the Margarita wine cocktail is tart and acidic, with a hint of sweetness from the white wine.

The typical drinker of the Margarita wine cocktail is someone who enjoys a lighter and more refreshing cocktail. This type of drink is also popular among those who prefer to drink white wine over other types of alcoholic beverages.

The traditional Margarita cocktail typically contains tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. The alcohol content of the cocktail will vary depending on the quantities of each ingredient used and the proof of the tequila. Generally, Margaritas contain between 18-20% alcohol by volume. Margarita wine cocktails have a lower alcohol content which will definitely be a bonus to all the responsible aficionados out there. Compared to its “big sister” it has an estimate of about 20% less.

How to make a Margarita wine cocktail


  • Shaker
  • Strainer


  • ½ cup white wine
  • 60ml tequila
  • 60ml lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon orange liqueur
  • salt
  • ice


Pour the tequila, lime juice, simple syrup and orange liqueur into a shaker. Next, add a few cubes of ice and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.

Rim a glass with salt and fill with ice. Now strain the margarita mixture into the glass and top with white wine. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!

Follow this recipe to make the traditional Margarita cocktail.