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Light Wine Margarita

It’s officially May! We cannot believe the year is going by so fast. May brings a bunch of great holidays, and one of our favorites is just around the corner, Cinco de Mayo! In the past, we have done margarita recipes of all kinds for this holiday, so this year we decided to switch things up a bit in the margarita world. We created a wine margarita that is a light, refreshing version of it’s tequila counterpart. The sweet wine we chose, our new Central Coast Reserve Riesling, pairs well with the citrus fruit in this recipe. The riesling brings in the acidity and lime flavors to the margarita along with some riper fruit aromatics traditionally added with Cointreau. We hope you enjoy! This drink is best served with friends.


1. Lime wedges, to garnish
2. Salt, to garnish
3. 3 cups Central Coast Reserve Riesling
4. 3/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
5. 1/2 cup lime juice, freshly squeezed
6. 3 cups ice


Place salt in a plastic bowl, wide enough to fit the rims of margarita glasses. Rub each rim of the margarita glasses with a lime wedge. Then dip each glass into the bowl of salt to coat the rims. Set glasses aside.
In a blender, combine wine, orange juice concentrate, lime juice, and ice in blender. Crush until smooth. Divide into 4 salt-rimmed glasses, and garnish with lime wedge. Serve immediately.

We would pair this with shrimp or fish tacos, or a vegan taco (radishes, avo, cabbage, and lime) for Cinco de Mayo!

Happy holidays!


Recipe adapted from Popsugar.

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