A Mexican 75 is a tequila and Champagne cocktail recipe and a fun twist on the classic French 75. With only a few simple ingredients, you’ll look like a professional bartender, but it’s secretly so easy to make! This mixed drink is perfect for a Christmas or New Year’s holiday celebration, or if you’re craving something other than a margarita on Cinco de Mayo.

Two champagne flutes of a Mexican 75 cocktail are served with a lime.

Mexican 75 – A Tequila and Champagne Cocktail

If any of you know me in the slightest you know my drink of choice is either a tequila or Champagne.

That’s why I decided to combine the best of both worlds in this Mexican 75 tequila cocktail! And it couldn’t be any simpler to make.

And guys, this drink is the PERFECT balance of light and bubbly but still so full of that tangy flavor you want from a margarita.

Whether for a special celebration or just a weeknight happy hour, do yourself a favor and make this epic cocktail.

A glass of Mexican 75 is garnished with a lime peel.

What is a Mexican 75?

A “Mexican 75” is a tequila twist on the classic French 75.  Instead of lemon juice and gin, you use lime juice and tequila. It is then finished off with bubbly to give you a light and refreshing tequila Champagne cocktail with a bit of a kick.

Tequila, champagne, agave nectar, and limes are the ingredients for this drink.

Ingredients

  • Tequila. For the best flavor, choose a reposado, as it’s been aged longer with a sweeter flavor than Blanco (or silver tequila). If you like more of a whiskey taste, an anejo is great, as well. Be sure to choose a good quality tequila that you like the taste of. (Lunazul, Espolon, and Lalo are some of my favorite brands for mixing into tequila cocktails!)
  • Lime juice. Trust me, you want fresh-squeezed lime juice. You’ll need 1 to 2 limes for each glass.
  • Agave nectar. This natural sweetener complements the lime and tequila, and it’s easy to find at the grocery store. You might see it called agave syrup. You can also sub in a simple syrup, as well.
  • Champagne. Choose a Champagne or sparkling wine based on how sweet you like your drink. A good prosecco or brut adds bubbles without making it too sugary or tart.
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How to Make a Mexican 75

Please see the recipe card below for ingredient amounts and more detailed instructions.

1. Mix the Ingredients

Add ice to fill a cocktail shaker. Then, carefully pour in the tequila, lime juice, and agave nectar. The Champagne is added latershaking and carbonation don’t mix.

Shake the drink ingredients for about 10 to 20 seconds. You’ll feel the outside of the shaker get cold.

Tequila is added to a shaker with ice.

2. Prep the Glass

Unlike margaritas, this drink is made for an 8 oz. Champagne flute (these are some of my favorite stemless Champagne flutes if you’re worried about spilling!)

I prefer salt on the rim of my glass when I’m enjoying a Mexican 75, but if you like your cocktails a bit sweeter, you can use sugar.

The easiest way to do this is to cut a slit in a quarter of a lime wedge and run it around the top of the glass. Then, dip the rim of your Champagne flute into a plateful of either salt or sugar. (Here’s more info on how to salt a rim.)

3. Strain and Serve

After you’ve shaken the drink and prepared the rim, use a strainer to pour the cocktail evenly into the cups. Then, fill the rest of the way with Champagne.

Garnish this delicious cocktail with a wedge of lime, if preferred.

Champagne is being poured into a flute full of tequila.

Is it OK to mix Champagne and tequila?

Yes! You can definitely mix Champagne and tequila. In fact, it’s a surprisingly delicious combination. Just be sure not to shake the Champagne if making a martini-type drink.

Recipe Tips

  • Look up. Grab a good tequila you like the flavor of.
  • DIY. Squeeze the limes yourself for the best results.
  • Wait for it. Add the Champagne AFTER shaking the cocktail.
  • Chill out. Be sure you shake the cocktail until the shaker is cold on the outside.
  • Be salty. Don’t skip the salted rim!

More Easy Cocktail Recipes

I love a good classic cocktail, as well as one with a twist. And these easy recipes are perfect any time of year for happy hour, or gatherings like Valentine’s Day, bridal showers, New Year’s Eve, or a birthday.

Whip up fun cocktails like a Frozen MojitoFrozen Peach Wine Sangria, or a Peach Bellini when you’re craving something chilled. This Christmas Punch Recipe is perfect for the holidays!

Try your hand at other margarita recipes. Mix up a fruity version, like a Watermelon Margarita or Mango MargaritaTry a classic margarita with this Cadillac Margarita. Or keep it light with a Skinny Blood Orange Margarita

Both an Espresso Martini and a Pomegranate Martini are so festive for the holidays (and secretly easy to make).

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Mexican 75 (Tequila and Champagne Cocktail)

A Mexican 75 is a tequila and Champagne cocktail recipe and a fun twist on the classic French 75. With only a few simple ingredients, you'll look like a professional bartender, but it's secretly so easy to make!
Yield 2 drinks
Prep 5 minutes
Total 5 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 4 oz. tequila silver or reposado
  • 2 oz. lime juice fresh
  • 1-2 Tbsp. agave nectar to taste
  • 10 oz. Champagne or sparkling wine
  • Ice

Instructions 

  • Prep the Glass. Salt or sugar the rim of two 8-oz. champagne flutes.
  • Mix the Ingredients. Fill a cocktail shaker all of the way up with ice and add the tequila, lime juice, and agave nectar. Shake ingredients for 10-20 seconds, or until chilled.
    4 oz. tequila, 2 oz. lime juice, 1-2 Tbsp. agave nectar, Ice
  • Strain and Serve. Strain the tequila mixture between the two flutes and then fill each flute to ¾ full with the Champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish with a twist or wedge of lime and enjoy!
    10 oz. Champagne

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4.25 from 40 votes

Notes

Recipe Tips
  • Look up. Grab a good tequila you like the flavor of.
  • DIY. Squeeze the limes yourself for the best results.
  • Wait for it. Add the Champagne AFTER shaking the cocktail.
  • Chill out. Be sure you shake the cocktail until the shaker is cold on the outside.
  • Be salty. Don’t skip the salted rim!

Nutrition

Calories: 187kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 33mg, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin C: 8.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Comments

    1. Yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Blaire! It’s dangerously good! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment and rating!

    1. Hi Robin! I haven’t tried it, but I don’t see why you couldn’t combine the tequila, lime, and agave ahead of time, then mix in the champagne just before serving. Let me know how it goes!

  1. 5 stars
    Mexican 75 is an amazing cocktail, and I enjoy drinking it with my mates. I got to know about this drink from a close friend of mine, and ever since then, I’ve been making this drink daily. It’s great for me.

    1. Yay, Greg! So happy to hear you enjoyed the drink recipe. Thanks so much for your comment and rating 🙂

  2. 4 stars
    I found this on pinterest while looking for cocktain recipies. This was delicious!! I used repasado instead of silver tequila but it didn’t disappoint. I also added a little margarita mix to give it a little more sweetness. Great cocktail.

    1. It depends on your champagne tastes… I like a drier champagne and tend to go for Mumm Napa Brut (or any other brut.) If you like your drinks a bit sweeter, “Cuvee” champagnes (or sparkling wines) and most Proseccos will work great! I would use a decent champagne (try not to go under $10/bottle) since it does make up the majority of the drink!! Hope you enjoy it!!

  3. As a true margarita gal, I am so thankful for this recipe in a time of champagne. This is exactly how I’d like to start the new year!