Drinks & Cocktails Recipes

White Wine Margarita

White Wine Margarita - Prairie Californian-2

If there is one thing I love it is citrus.. Of all sorts. Lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit. I love the tartness and freshness. I’ve always loved the flavor of a margarita. But, I am not a huge fan of the tequila. It ruins it for me. Maybe it’s because I’ve had bad experiences. We won’t go there. Or maybe it’s because I just really don’t enjoy the flavor. 

Anyway, I got this brilliant idea to sub tequila for wine. Because I love wine. I figured it wouldn’t be too far off of a citrus sangria. Well, it was brilliant. And talk about delicious!! Grab yourselves some limes, some friends, and enjoy! 

White Wine Margarita
Serves 6
a wine alternative to your classic margarita
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
  1. Juice of 4 to 5 limes
  2. Juice of 2 lemons
  3. 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
  4. 1/4 cup sugar
  5. 4 ounces (4 shots) Triple Sec or orange liqueur
  6. 1 bottle of white wine (preferably not a sweet wine)
  7. Salt and limes to garnish
  1. Combine the citrus juices, orange juice concentrate, and sugar in a pitcher and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Stir in the Triple Sec and wine.
  3. Pour into salt rimmed (optional) glasses over a few ice cubes.
  4. Garnish with lime. Enjoy!
  1. This can be made up to one day ahead of time. Be sure to stir well before pouring.
Adapted from Tips on Life and Love
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On deck for the next couple weeks… An easy way to freeze sweet corn and I am still holding onto summer with a sweet corn and black bean salad with chipotle dressing! And if you are ever in need of inspiration on what to cook, feel free to visit my Pinterest Recipe board!

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Jenny Dewey Rohrich

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  • Alice W lemondrops87
    September 9, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Jenny, sounds like a cool drink to enjoy on a late summer evening and while a football game with family and friends.

  • Fred
    September 11, 2014 at 7:23 am

    I saw this and mixed up the base so I can make daily servings. My wife said it was a great drink and it wasn’t what she was expecting.

    • Jenny Dewey Rohrich
      September 15, 2014 at 1:26 pm

      Glad to hear she enjoyed it! It’s a surprisingly delicious mix!

  • Elayne
    May 30, 2015 at 9:46 am

    A perfect use for pinot grigio. Freshly squeezed citrus juice enabled my husband and me to, without reservation, ascribe salutary properties to this tasty beverage. I used orange liqueur to avoid compromising the alcohol content. In anticipation of my next batch, I prepared a small amount of double strength simple syrup (1/4 cup sugar: 2T H2O) to circumvent the wait time as the sugar dissolves. I will purchase a more user friendly citrus juicer to eliminate seed removal. This recipe rewards the effort it requires, which exceeds the stated 10 minutes.

  • Domaine Roland Schmitt
    December 24, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Nice idea, White Wine Margarita could be good too with a Riesling from Alsace in France, don’t you ?
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  • Kristin
    May 7, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    This winearita is so delicious!!!

    • Jenny Dewey Rohrich
      May 12, 2016 at 4:25 pm

      Thank you!!! It’s one of my favorites as I am not a big tequila fan!