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Sauvignon Blanc Lime Margarita

By
Tailgater Staff
Courtesy of Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi
"Give your margarita a makeover with this twist on a classic cocktail. Falling somewhere between sangria and a classic, tequila-based margarita, a wine margarita removes some of the alcohol edge and adds a crisp, cool dimension."
Serves: 1
  • Margarita salt for rimming glasses
  • Ice
  • 3 ounces Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Sauvignon Blanc, chilled
  • 3 freshly squeezed Mexican limones (small limes) or one large domestic lime
  • 1 freshly squeezed orange (1/4 cup)
  • 1 ounce simple syrup (recipe follows)
  • Dash of damiana liqueur (optional)
  • 1 sprig fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • For the Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

Simple Syrup: Boil the sugar and water until the sugar dissolves then remove from heat and chill. Store the syrup in a sealed container in the refrigerator, where it will keep for several weeks.

Dip the rim of a margarita glass into water or lime juice and then into coarse margarita salt, if desired. Add several ice cubes to a blender. Add the wine, fruit juices and simple syrup, and blend until slushy. Pour into a serving glass, then top with a dash of damiana, if desired. Garnish the glass with a sprig of cilantro and serve. You can also serve this drink on the rocks if you like.