Easy Virgin Margarita Recipes Everyone Will Enjoy

Virgin Margarita cocktail with lime

A margarita is one of the most beloved of the traditional sour cocktails; containing equal parts sweet (agave syrup) and sour (lime juice), with two parts strong (tequila), millions of alcoholic margaritas are enjoyed every year. However, non-alcoholic drinkers shouldn't have to miss out on the delicious flavors of the original drink, and since lime juice and agave syrup minus the tequila would only create a delicious limeade, it begs the question of how you can make a virgin margarita just as tasty as the original. Never fear, for each of these margarita mocktail recipes will teach you just how to make a couple of 'ritas that you can enjoy during business hours.

Virgin Margarita

You can mix up this mouth-puckering mocktail in five easy steps using lime juice, orange juice, agave syrup, and lemon lime soda. Enjoy morning, noon, or night, your entire family from ages 6 to 106 can down a glass of this classic nonalcoholic Margarita mix.

Virgin margarita with lime salt

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge for garnish
  • Rock salt for garnish
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange syrup
  • ½ ounce agave syrup
  • 2 ounces lemon lime soda
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Take a lime wedge and gently run it along a margarita glass' rim; take the rim and dip it into a plate of rock salt.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, orange syrup, and agave syrup.
  3. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  4. Strain into the prepared margarita glass filled with ice and top with lemon-lime soda.
  5. Stir and garnish with the lime wedge.

Virgin Margarita Pitcher

If you're getting ready for a big party or you want to meal-prep your weekly happy hour, turn to trying this Virgin Margarita Pitcher recipe. This recipe yields about fifteen individual servings.

Virgin Margarita Pitcher

Ingredients

  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime zest plus 1 teaspoon lime zest, divided,
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1½ cups freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ¼ cup agave syrup
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • Lime slices, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, mix the water and sugar together and place over medium heat.
  2. Add the two tablespoons of lime zest and the lemon zest.
  3. Slowly bring to a boil, stirring constantly to dissolve the sugar.
  4. When the sugar dissolves, remove the pan from the heat and let the mixture cool.
  5. After the citrus syrup reaches room temperature, add the lime juice, lemon juice, orange juice, and agave syrup.
  6. Mix well and chill for at least two hours and preferably overnight, so the flavors can marry.
  7. Mix one teaspoon of lime zest with the salt in a large saucer or shallow pie pan.
  8. Rim the edges of the margarita glasses with a lime wedge and then dip them into a plate full of rock salt.
  9. Pour into the prepared glasses and garnish with a lime slice.

Frozen Margarita Mocktail

Although there are hundreds of variations on which ingredients can be included in a traditional virgin margarita recipe, this combination is easy to mix and keeps its ingredients list to readily available items. If possible, serve the drink in a traditional stemmed margarita glass, and garnish with salt and a lime wedge.

Virgin frozen margarita

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge for garnish
  • Rock salt for garnish
  • 1 cup frozen lime concentrate
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce agave syrup
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Take a lime wedge and coat the rim of a margarita glass, then take the margarita glass and dip it into a plate of rock salt. Set aside.
  2. In a blender, combine the lime concentrate, lime juice, agave syrup, water, and ice.
  3. Blend together and pour the mixture into the prepared margarita glass.
  4. Garnish with a lime wheel and serve.

Frozen Strawberry Margarita Mocktail

Some people like their margaritas to be a little fruitier, and strawberry is often the first fruit flavor of choice. There are a number of different recipes for frozen virgin strawberry margaritas you can try, but this recipe makes you a big batch of the mixture so that you'll have have enough on-hand to last you more than a few rounds.

Virgin frozen strawberry margarita

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce agave syrup
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • Strawberry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine the strawberries, lime juice, agave syrup, and water.
  2. Blend until smooth and pour the mixture into a margarita glass.
  3. Garnish with a strawberry and serve.

Mango Lime Margarita Mocktail

For a tropical twist on the fruity varieties of margarita mocktails, mango is a flavor that people gravitate towards using. Fresh ingredients like mango can lend the drink a rich flavor that you'll enjoy til the last drop.

Frozen virgin mango margarita

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cubed mango
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce agave syrup
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine the mango, lime juice, agave syrup, water, and ice.
  2. Blend until smooth and pour the mixture into a margarita glass.
  3. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve.

Margarita Mocktails Seven Days A Week

Omitting the alcohol in a margarita doesn't mark the end of your go-to chips and salsa beverage; rather, any alcoholic drink that centers fruit as its main flavor can easily be converted into a delicious mocktail. Whether you like it frozen or prefer it on the rocks, each of these virgin margaritas will quench your thirst on the first sip.

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