Delicious White Wine Margarita is a great blended cocktail, perfect for summer! It is so easy to make and tastes fantastic.
White Wine Margarita Cocktail
When I read the recipe for this White Wine Margarita recipe in the 200 Easy Mexican Recipes Cookbook, I was intrigued and also a bit nervous. I had never made a margarita with wine before this, and I was worried that it would not turn out great and I would ruin a perfectly great wine.
Thankfully, my fears and worry were for nothing. This Wine Margarita Recipe is fantastic!!! Oh, my, this drink is so lovely and refreshing! John tried this margarita and told me he would be happy if I added it to our summer cocktail rotation.
This recipe is perfect if you have a chardonnay that you need to use or you are looking for a cool, refreshing summer drink. The combination of limeade and orange juice gives this drink a fantastic sweet taste. The salted rim balances out the sweetness for the perfect margarita flavor.
Here is a quick overview of the simple ingredients needed to make an epic White Wine Margarita Drink! The printable recipe card at the bottom of the post includes specific measurements and step-by-step instructions.
- Frozen Limeade Concentrate
- Orange Juice
- Lime Wedges
- Orange Slices
- OXO Angled Jiggers: These angled jiggers are our go-to measuring tools for cocktails. They work perfectly for pouring in layers for cocktails.
- Blender: We are big fans of the Ninja Blender and how well it makes frozen drinks.
- Margarita Glasses: We like the look of classic margarita glasses, but you can use any glass for this great cocktail.
How to Make a White Wine Margarita
I've included complete instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, but here's a quick version.
- Blend wine, limeade, and orange juice until well combined.
- Slowly add in ice and blend to a slushy consistency.
- Rub the margarita glass with lime and dust with salt.
- Fill each glass and garnish with orange and lime slices.
Preparation and Storage
Make Ahead + Storage: Did you know you can make margaritas up to three days beforehand? Store them in an airtight container in the fridge to keep the mixture fresh.
Freezing/How to Freeze: Like our make-ahead-friendly Strawberry Margaritas, the alcohol in margaritas keeps them slushie-like without freezing them solid.
Enjoy your frozen White Wine Margaritas within two weeks, and always freeze them in an airtight, freezer-safe container. You can even stock them in single-serve containers; who doesn’t love pulling out a fresh margarita whenever they want?
Guests will love having a great drink and you will love knowing you are always prepared for drop in summer guests.
Recipe Variations + Tips for the Best White Wine Margarita
Substitutions: You can replace the orange juice with grapefruit juice for a different flavor.
Vegetarian Option: This cocktail recipe is 100 percent vegetarian!
Vegan Option: Vegans should use vegan chardonnay to ensure their wine has not undergone processing with animal-derived ingredients.
Gluten-Free: The ingredients in this margarita should be gluten-free, but check for a gluten-free label on each if you are highly sensitive and want to avoid cross-contamination.
Alcohol-Free Option: Replace the chardonnay with an NA alternative to make this White Wine Margarita alcohol-free.
Make It Spicy: Depending on your spice tolerance, you can rim the margarita glass with salt, sugar, or dried pepper flakes.
Larger Group/More Servings: This blender margarita recipe is easy to prepare pitcher-style! Scale the written recipe to your desired yield and the container size you want to fill, keeping in mind that you may need to work in batches according to your blender capacity.
Sugar-Free: The written recipe contains 34 grams of sugar per serving. Swap the frozen limeade
concentrate and orange juice with sugar-free substitutes to make it sugar-free.
What to Serve with White Wine Margarita
This fun and classy twist on the classic margarita is a ray of citrusy, icy bliss you can whip up in minutes.
Here are some south-of-the-border options from our recipe collection to inspire your taco night or Mexican night menu planning!
Sides: Taco Pickles, Black Bean Salsa, Cranberry Salsa, Southwest Black Bean & Corn Salad, Cilantro Lime Rice, Grilled Avocado, 7 Layer Taco Dip, Tequila Spiked Guacamole, Copycat El Pollo Loco Avocado Salsa
Main Dishes: CrockPot Pineapple Salsa Chicken Tacos, Easy Cheese Enchiladas, Air Fryer Taquitos, CrockPot Mango Chicken, Slow Cooker Nacho Chicken, Carne Asada Street Tacos, Mexican Pulled Pork, CrockPot Mexican Chicken Tostadas, CrockPot Pork Chili Verde
Drinks: Alchemy Bar Mojito Martini, Tequila & Sprite Cocktail, Spicy Chipotle Pineapple Martini, Mexican Mule, Copycat Chevy's Sunburn Margarita, Key Lime Colada, Avocado Margarita, Blue Agave Margarita, Cactus Colada, Piña Colada, Watermelon Margarita
When to Serve
- Memorial Day
- Fourth of July
- Labor Day
- Mexican Night
- Family Gatherings
- Hot Summer Day Cocktail
- Tropical Holiday
- Cocktail Night
Great Recipe Collections
White Wine Margarita Recipe
- ½ cup Chardonnay
- 6 Ounce Frozen Limeade Concentrate
- ½ cup Orange Juice
- 3 cups Ice
- limes wedges
- orange slices
- Blend wine, limeade and orange juice until well combined
- Slowly add in ice and blend to a slushy consistency
- Rub margarita glass with lime and dust with salt
- Fill each glass and garnish with orange and lime slices
Recipe originally shared on July 6, 2013. Updated on May 6, 2020.