These paleo margaritas with champagne are so easy and so delicious. With only a few ingredients, this paleo margaritas with a champagne recipe are easy to memorize and quick to pull together anytime. You’ll fall in love with the bit of bubbly in these paleo margaritas with champagne – it’s the perfect twist on a favorite paleo margaritas recipe!
I knew they were acting funny.
O was begging me to schedule an appointment with our fantastic housekeeping company and my client, So Fresh and So Green Clean, suddenly up in arms that the house was filthy. He’d been asking me if I liked random people, and like, on a scale of one to ten how much? He had to take Leo to the park at exactly 3:30 p.m. or else he will explode.
He’d done this when he proposed, setting very strict timetables for our walks and leisure.
But a few years later, it was my 30th birthday was zeroing in on me, holding my hand by the wrist and elbow, waving bye-bye to my 20s for me. Bye bye 20s! Bye bye hangover free indulgences! Bye bye smooth belly skin–oh, wait, I think that might have actually been Leo’s fault.
But as we drove down our street, I noticed a Venezuelan food truck parked across the way from our house.
“Ooh, someone’s having a party. I can’t believe they didn’t invite us!” I sang.
We pulled into the driveway, and I started grumbling at O for jumping out right after he put the gears into park, needing him to answer some question I had about dinner or our plans tomorrow or what the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow is. I noticed he was talking to the food truck guy, and I thought it might be the brother of his law school buddy he’d mentioned before.
They started walking up the driveway together, and I still didn’t get it. Finally, O helped me out,
I teared up instantly, thankful I’d kept my sunglasses on, as my parents exploded from the garage holding bottles of champagne or balloons or cakes or some otherwise festive accoutrements. The food truck, of course, was there to fill us with arepas and street fries and tequeños. The house had been transformed in the short amount of time we’d taken Leo to the park, with girly streamers and flowers and photos everywhere, adorning every ledge and mantle and countertop.
What I’m trying to say is: one of the best days ever.
But what really took the figurative cake (as I, of course, took the literal cake)? My dad made batches and batches of my beloved champagne margaritas. This man doesn’t follow a recipe, you see, preferring to hyperfocus on a new technique he’s heard of, touching on it then moving on to something else. He can’t repeat a successful meal, simply because he was just moved by the Holy Spirit in the thick of things to start with. My mother, on the other hand, cooks almost entirely from recipes, her meals tasting consistent each time. These philosophies blended when they raised me, apparently, creating a wild, mad scientist with a penchant for thoughtfully writing things down and repeating them. Huh.
My champagne margaritas are delicious but potent, easy but always a crowd favorite. And I was inspired by those pitchers to make a recipe for paleo margaritas with champagne so I could enjoy them anytime! This recipe is based off my other, beloved honey paleo margaritas recipe which O and I have both memorized, shaking together a batch with no need for a simple syrup preparation or for proper measurements. No, this paleo margaritas recipe is beyond easy, using a standard shot glass for measurement and honey right out of the bottle or jar to sweeten things up.
These paleo margaritas with champagne are a simple twist: remove the water from the standard recipe and replace it with champagne! A bit of champagne in a margarita is a perfect addition: it adds to the dryness without overpuckering the mix and infuses the cocktail with a bit of always-welcome bubbly.
These paleo margaritas with champagne are perfect for a surprise 30th birthday party, a weekend get-together with the girls, or, hey, a Tuesday night dinner. They’re so easy and include no refined ingredients! Of course, you should moderate your alcohol consumption anyway, but when you’re ready to indulge? These paleo margaritas with champagne are the perfect treat.
To make these paleo margaritas with champagne, I used…
Paleo Margaritas with Champagne
- 1 shot fresh lime juice
- 1-1 1/2 shots tequila (we like them a little stouter so we use 1 1/2 shots)
- 1/2 shot triple sec
- 1/2 shot honey
- 2-3 ice
- 1/4 cup champagne , to top, about 1/4 cup
- 1/2 juice of 1/2 lime
- 2 tablespoons kosher salt
- 1 lime wedge , to garnish, optional
- Rim the Glass
- Pour the juice of 1/2 a lime into a shallow and flat bowl that's as wide as the mouth of your glass. Pour the kosher salt in a similar dish. Dip the rim of the glass in the lime juice, about 1/8" deep then dip into the kosher salt bowl. Lift the glass a little and tap lightly to shake off excess salt back into the bowl. Fill glass with ice and set aside while you quickly make the margaritas.
Make Paleo Margaritas
- Combine lime juice, tequila, triple sec, honey, and plenty of ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake very vigorously to mix honey into other ingredients. Strain over salt-rimmed glass filled with ice and top with champagne, to taste, about 1/4 cup.