Pink Prosecco Margarita

My friend Dan loves a good cocktail. So when he made a point to text me this recipe, I knew it would be good. He found it online, and made a few adaptations, but because I don’t know the origin, I’ll just call it Dan’s recipe.

It’s basically the ingredients for a real margarita, plus pink lemonade and Prosecco.

However, I couldn’t find pink lemonade where I live. Maybe it was sold out? But I did find strawberry lemonade, which I never knew existed, so I thought I’d try that, mostly because I’m impulsive. Same cocktail, but subtly strawberry flavored. Still pink, in fact hot pink!

I imagine if you’re not having a girls’ party like a bridal shower or somesuch, you can use regular lemonade for this cocktail, but the thought of making and serving a pink drink was so compelling to me!

My girlfriend helped out with a perfect happy hour setting at her house to test out the cocktail. I mean, to help with the photography.

Dan’s Pink Prosecco Margarita

1 cup pink lemonade*
3/4 cup Patron tequila
½ cup Patron orange liqueur
2 ounces lime juice, about 3 small limes
1/2 – 1 cup Prosecco, well chilled
Lime and salt for rimming

Pour the lemonade in a serving pitcher, and add the tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice. Chill in the refrigerator.

Right before serving, add the Prosecco.

Rim the glasses with lime juice and dip the rim with salt.

I also tried the margarita over ice, mostly because it was hot out and my girlfriend and I had been working so hard on this photo shoot (thanks Jil!) and that was also good. (not pictured.)

Overall, this is a lovely summer cocktail, but in fact, could be served at parties at various times of the year. I can see cranberries thrown in at a holiday party for example!

* Use one 12 ounce can thawed, frozen pink lemonade concentrate, or strawberry lemonade concentrate, and mix with two containers (24 ounces total) of water.

By Published On: August 22nd, 201864 Comments

About the Author: Chef Mimi

As a self-taught home cook, with many years in the culinary profession, I am passionate about all things food-related. Especially eating!

64 Comments

  1. thecompletebook August 22, 2018 at 6:08 AM - Reply

    Sounds like my kinda cocktail. Fabulous.
    :-) Mandy xo

    • chef mimi August 22, 2018 at 6:41 AM - Reply

      They’re very good. And very pink!

  2. Chef Bill, Suppertime Blues August 22, 2018 at 7:08 AM - Reply

    Sounds very nice. It also sounds very strong? I love the cranberry lemonade idea — not just for holidays.

    • chef mimi August 22, 2018 at 7:26 AM - Reply

      Yes, it is on the strong side. It could be made more like a punch without the actual punch if preferred. But I like that this is a margarita with a little pink bubbly, and not bubbly lemonade with a splash of tequila.

    • Sippin Hannah August 22, 2018 at 12:00 PM - Reply

      I love the cranberry idea too! Great point!

  3. Teagan R. Geneviene August 22, 2018 at 7:12 AM - Reply

    Ooooh. It looks and sounds refreshing and delicious. Hugs.

    • chef mimi August 22, 2018 at 7:25 AM - Reply

      Thanks Teagan! Refreshing for sure!

  4. jenniferguerrero1 August 22, 2018 at 7:30 AM - Reply

    I love your cocktails. Can’t wait to try this.

    • chef mimi August 22, 2018 at 7:31 AM - Reply

      Thanks, Jennifer!

  5. Healthy World Cuisine August 22, 2018 at 8:59 AM - Reply

    That is a super gorgeous cocktail and love how it is snow flaky cold.

    • chef mimi August 22, 2018 at 10:32 AM - Reply

      That’s a great term – snow flaky!

  6. Shanna Koenigsdorf Ward August 22, 2018 at 9:17 AM - Reply

    You are a fantastic writer. I love this cocktail (and the tablescape).

    • chef mimi August 22, 2018 at 10:31 AM - Reply

      That’s my friend’s doing! She’s also my drinking buddy!

  7. Ron August 22, 2018 at 9:22 AM - Reply

    Looks very refreshing and you’ve nailed the tutorial for putting it together. Mixologist you are methinks. I always thought pink lemonade was just lemonade with a splash of cranberry juice. Now I’ve got to go on a pink lemonade recipe search.

    • chef mimi August 22, 2018 at 11:30 AM - Reply

      I always thought it was red dye! So I’ve never looked at the ingredients. The strawberry lemonade definitely had a fake color. It’s probably dye. But thank you for the nice comment!

  8. kitchenriffs August 22, 2018 at 10:05 AM - Reply

    Love the color! And I’ll bet the flavor is pretty darn good, too. Love margaritas of every flavor and hue — thanks!

    • chef mimi August 22, 2018 at 10:31 AM - Reply

      Yeah, me, too!

  9. Solveig August 22, 2018 at 11:09 AM - Reply

    Beautifully Pictured. Another Famous Recipe! Merci Mimi:) Sounds delicious too. oh and by the way ;-) I’d like to be … another “drinking buddy!” :)

    • chef mimi August 22, 2018 at 11:19 AM - Reply

      I wish we lived closer!

  10. Sippin Hannah August 22, 2018 at 12:01 PM - Reply

    This is most definitely going on my “to make” list. And I know just the prosecco to use!
    Would you make it with strawberry lemonade again? Or would you experiment with something else?

    • chef mimi August 22, 2018 at 12:03 PM - Reply

      Hmmm maybe yes, if I wanted the stronger pink color. The strawberry flavor was almost negligible. I think it’s a decision based solely on the color!

  11. sippitysup August 22, 2018 at 2:32 PM - Reply

    A “Hot Pink Margarita” now those are happy words. GREG

    • chef mimi August 22, 2018 at 9:54 PM - Reply

      Hahahahahahaha! Thank you Greg!!! Indeed.

  12. Kim Bultman August 22, 2018 at 3:04 PM - Reply

    Chef Mimi, I LOVED your authentic Margarita recipe awhile back and the one you posted not ong ago is on my must-make list. Now you’ve come up with another fun version to savor! Thank you to friend Dan (and Mimi for your adaptation), as well as your “photo shoot” buddy. :) No doubt a lovely time was had by all!

    • chef mimi August 23, 2018 at 8:18 AM - Reply

      Thanks, Kim! It was way more fun to do this with my girlfriend, and also helped me since I can only use my camera with my right hand, and typically I’m stuck using my left hand for “action” shots. So I then have to crop all of the spillage!!!

      • Kim Bultman May 4, 2021 at 3:44 PM

        Yup, Mimi — I totally agree with you on one-handed “action shots” since my cataract surgery earlier this Spring. I had no idea how much I was missing visually or taste-wise until then! Bravo to you for keeping up appearences. Well done! (And I SO need to try this cocktail!) xo

      • chef mimi May 4, 2021 at 3:47 PM

        I’m glad it worked for you! My husband had both eyes done, and it’s wonderful!

  13. Angela@eatlivehappy August 22, 2018 at 7:58 PM - Reply

    Love this! Yummy and Pretty! Great pics too.

    • chef mimi August 22, 2018 at 9:53 PM - Reply

      Thanks so much!

  14. Abbe@This is How I Cook August 22, 2018 at 9:29 PM - Reply

    I would have loved to have been a taste tester on this! Looks yummy and so do the pics!

    • chef mimi August 23, 2018 at 8:16 AM - Reply

      We made them twice because I didn’t like the first version. I don’t personally like strong drinks, but I don’t want to drink lemonade, either…

  15. Fran @ G'day Souffle' August 23, 2018 at 1:05 AM - Reply

    Lucky you to have access to such nice props and table setting to show off this lovely cocktail. On a hot day, I bet this cocktail would be superb!

    • chef mimi August 23, 2018 at 8:14 AM - Reply

      Thanks, Fran. It was all my girlfriend’s doing – she’s very talented.

  16. Debra Eliotseats August 23, 2018 at 6:41 AM - Reply

    I like “Mimi’s Cocktail” better! I do wonder what the original recipe looked like after all the adaptations. It Is the perfect girls’ night cocktail!

    • chef mimi August 23, 2018 at 8:14 AM - Reply

      Way more fun than a cosmo!

  17. Vicki Bensinger August 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM - Reply

    This sounds fantastic and so refreshing! I love prosecco and have it often, but jazzing it up like this sounds incredible. I think I’ll have to try it this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

    • chef mimi August 23, 2018 at 10:05 AM - Reply

      Absolutely! It was a fun experiment!

  18. Our Growing Paynes August 23, 2018 at 1:08 PM - Reply

    This is so pretty and I love the idea of strawberry lemonade. Delicious.

    • chef mimi August 23, 2018 at 1:40 PM - Reply

      Thanks so much!

  19. ~Curiosity~ August 23, 2018 at 1:31 PM - Reply

    This looks delicious!! 🍸🍸

    • chef mimi August 23, 2018 at 1:40 PM - Reply

      Thank you!

  20. Linda Duffin August 24, 2018 at 6:48 AM - Reply

    Gorgeous photos, Mimi.

    • chef mimi August 24, 2018 at 9:35 AM - Reply

      Thank you Linda!

  21. Christina August 24, 2018 at 5:18 PM - Reply

    Yeah, that pitcher of pink prosecco margarita wouldn’t last TWO seconds in this household. I can’t wait to surprise my husband with this cocktail, he’s going to flip his lid!

    • chef mimi August 25, 2018 at 8:47 PM - Reply

      Great! I hope he loves it, in all its pinkness!

  22. Debra August 24, 2018 at 8:34 PM - Reply

    What’s not to love about this! Wow! The color is gorgeous and the flavor combination would be a hit!

    • chef mimi August 25, 2018 at 8:46 PM - Reply

      Thanks Debra! It was a fun color, and if you love margaritas….

  23. David August 25, 2018 at 8:41 PM - Reply

    Sounds like it would be very easy going down… and dangerous! :)

    • chef mimi August 25, 2018 at 8:45 PM - Reply

      Well, a bit. You could always add a bit more prosecco and lemonade but I wanted this to be more like a margarita first and foremost!

  24. Josette@thebrookcook August 25, 2018 at 8:44 PM - Reply

    Beautiful! Love a friend who wants to share a good cocktail recipe too! ;)

    • chef mimi August 25, 2018 at 8:47 PM - Reply

      Um, I don’t have one friend who doesn’t want to share a cocktail! Only good friends for me!

  25. Marcelle August 26, 2018 at 6:56 PM - Reply

    This pink prosecco margarita looks has an amazing color and sounds very refreshing! Your photos are wonderful in this post!

    • chef mimi August 26, 2018 at 7:10 PM - Reply

      Thank you so much! It was nice a little help!

  26. Emma August 26, 2018 at 7:11 PM - Reply

    I love how pink this cocktail is, its so summery and it just makes me smile :D

    • chef mimi August 27, 2018 at 10:29 AM - Reply

      That’s such a lovely comment – thank you!

  27. myhomefoodthatsamore August 27, 2018 at 2:45 AM - Reply

    “L’occhio vuole la sua parte” as they say in Italian: the eye wants its share too. This ‘looks’ so inviting and delicious and sort of ‘naughty’. It makes me smile too – can’t wait to try it!

    • chef mimi August 27, 2018 at 10:29 AM - Reply

      Grazie! I love your description!

  28. Dawn - Girl Heart Food August 27, 2018 at 4:52 PM - Reply

    Such a pretty hue! Perfect for cocktail hour on the deck while enjoying the warm weather we’re still having :) Cheers!!

    • chef mimi August 27, 2018 at 4:57 PM - Reply

      Thanks. It’s a great cocktail, if you like a margarita! The pink was accidental. I’m so tired of hot weather, but by August I always am…

  29. Jeff the Chef August 27, 2018 at 10:37 PM - Reply

    What a fantastic list of ingredients. I can’t wait to try this, And I’m completely fine with it being pink.

    • chef mimi August 28, 2018 at 7:24 AM - Reply

      The original drink was barely a margarita. This version is much better, and I’m not really a fan of strong drinks. But I don’t want bubbly punch, either!

  30. nahdalaskitchen September 4, 2018 at 1:42 PM - Reply

    Here’s a toast to you and your friends! Over the course of the last 10 minutes, I read the recipe, ransacked my kitchen, replaced Prosecco with Cremant, the pink lemonade with a fizzy Turkish pomegranate number along the same lines and the refrigerator-time with re-freezable ice cubes. This is one fantastic drink, thanks for pink’ing up my evening~ Cheers~!

    • chef mimi September 4, 2018 at 3:08 PM - Reply

      HAHAHAHAHAHA! I love that! Cheers back at you!

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