Ranked #3 out of 33 Wine Cocktails in Competition
This Mendoza Margarita works perfectly as a cocktail with dinner or even on a hot summer day next to the pool, and the colors resemble the popular drink Sangria. It works as a top shelf wine cocktail with a group of friends or even on a romantic date.
History and Background
The Mendoza Province is one of Argentina’s most important wine regions, accounting for nearly two-thirds of the country’s entire wine production. Located in the eastern foothills of the Andes, in the shadow of Mount Aconcagua, vineyards are planted at some of the highest altitudes in the world with average sit located 2,000 to 3,600 feet above sea level. Mendoza is considered the heart of the winemaking industry in Argentina with the vast majority of large wineries located in the provincial capital of Mendoza. This region experienced and unprecedented wine-boom in the 19th century and early 20th century which turned it into the fifth largest wine growing area of the world and the first in Latin America.
Ingredients for One Serving
- 1 ounce of Silver Tequila
- 5 ounces of Triple Sec
- 3 ounces of Pink Lemonade
- 3 ounces of Champagne
- 2 ounces of La Posta malbec wine from Mendoza
- Fresh pineapple garnish
First fill glass with ice. Then pour all ingredients into the glass. First, start pouring your one ounce of silver tequila into the glass. You will then want to follow along with the one and half ounces of triple sec. Then go ahead and grab your favorite kind of champagne and add three ounces into the glass. After that, you will want to add the three ounces of pink lemonade. Last but not least you will add the two ounces of malbec wine from Mendoza, Argentina. We used malbec from La Posta Winery. Once all ingredients are in the glass, grab a straw and give it a spin, and garnish with a pineapple.
Contributed by K. Augustus and C. Hudspeth