Christie Brinkley Shows Us Her Take on the Classic Margarita

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! Supermodel Christie Brinkley invites Us Weekly into her Hamptons home and stirs up a cocktail that’s a margarita, mimosa and Bellini all in one in the “Inside My Kitchen” video above.

“It’s like mixing a classic margarita with different flavors so that you never get tired of it,” the 62-year-old tells Us about her Bellissima margarita mimosa. “Not that you ever could!”

Christie Brinkley
Christie Brinkley Perry Hagopian

The Bellissima prosecco founder sips her bubbly take on the classic Mexican drink to feel inspired. “Whatever we’re doing, I think everything gets so much more creative when you have a drink,” says the Long Island resident.

The recipe calls for pineapple juice, but the model and author points out you can use a fruit juice of your choice to switch up the seasonality. “Don’t think of this as a summer drink. It’s seasonless!” For example, she suggests pomegranate juice for the holidays.

Christie Brinkley
Christie Brinkley Perry Hagopian

The mother of daughters Alexa Ray, 30 (with ex Billy Joel) and Sailor, 18, and son Jack, 21 (with ex husband Peter Cook) tells Us from her kitchen, “This is the heart and soul of the house — we rarely leave the kitchen. We don’t like to go too far away from the food.”

Try the recipe below:

Bellissima Margarita Mimosa

Serves 4

1/2 cup fresh lime juice

1/2 cup pineapple juice

1/2 cup triple sec

1/2 cup tequila

1 bottle of prosecco

4 lime wedges, for garnish

Christie Brinkley
Christie Brinkley

DIRECTIONS:

1. In a large pitcher, mix lime juice, pineapple juice, triple sec and tequila.

2. Add ice and stir.

3. Pour evenly into four salt-rimmed flutes and top off with prosecco, such as Bellissima.

4. Garnish with lime wedges.

Watch the supermodel in action in her kitchen in the video above!

Pick up Us Weekly’s new issue — on stands now — for a peek inside her home and for a favorite kale salad recipe.

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