Easy Virgin Margarita Recipes

Karen Frazier
Contributor: Cassie Damewood
Margaritas

A margarita is a traditional sour cocktail recipe; it contains equal parts sweet (agave syrup) and sour (lime juice), and two parts strong (tequila), so what is a virgin margarita? Since lime juice and agave syrup minus the tequila would be limeade, how do you make a virgin margarita? There are many recipes for nonalcoholic margaritas that allow you to enjoy the mocktail version of this delicious cocktail.

Basic Frozen Virgin Margarita Recipe

Although there are hundreds of variations on which ingredients should be included in a traditional virgin margarita recipe, this one is easy to mix and uses readily available ingredients. If possible, serve the drink in a traditional stemmed margarita glass.

Virgin frozen margarita

Ingredients

  • Lime wedges
  • Rimming salt
  • 6-ounce can frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 ounce agave syrup
  • 1 cup crushed ice

Instructions

  1. Run a lime wedge around the rim of a margarita glass and dip the rim in salt.
  2. In a blender, combine the limeade, orange juice, agave syrup, and crushed ice.
  3. Cover and blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into the prepared margarita glass.
  5. Garnish with the lime wedge.

Frozen Virgin Strawberry Margarita

Some people like their margaritas a little fruitier, and strawberry is often the fruit flavor of choice. There are a number of different recipes for frozen virgin strawberry margaritas. This recipe makes a mixture you can keep in the freezer to make a virgin margarita anytime you like.

Virgin frozen strawberry margarita

Ingredients

  • 10-ounce package frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed
  • 6-ounce can frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
  • 3 cups water
  • ¾ cup orange juice
  • Lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • Strawberries for garnish

Preparation

  1. Place strawberries in the bottom of a blender container and add the thawed limeade.
  2. Blend until well mixed and smooth.
  3. Add water and orange juice and mix well.
  4. Pour mixture into a lidded plastic container and freeze until slushy, checking often to prevent it from solidifying.
  5. Fill tall glasses ¾ full of limeade-strawberry mixture and top with soda. Stir before serving.
  6. Garnish with a strawberry.

Mango Lime Virgin Margarita

Mango is another popular margarita flavor. This margarita uses fresh ingredients for superior flavor.

Frozen virgin mango margarita

Ingredients

  • 1 large ripe mango, cubed
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 ice cubes
  • 2 lime slices

Preparation

  1. In a blender, combine the mango, lime juice, sugar, orange juice, water, and ice.
  2. Cover and blend on high until smooth.
  3. Pour into a margarita glass and garnish with the lime slices.

Virgin Margarita With Lime Salt

Adding lime to the rimming salt and making a citrus flavored simple syrup adds extra punch to this margarita.

Virgin margarita with lime salt

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 all the lemon zest and two tablespoons lime 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 juices and syrup.
  6. Mix well and chill well, at least two hours and preferably overnight, so the flavors can marry.
  7. Mix one teaspoon of lime zest with the salt on a large saucer or shallow pie pan.
  8. Rim the edges of the serving glasses with salt by rubbing a lime wedge on them, and then invert them on top of the salt and rotate until well coated.
  9. Serve the drinks on the rocks or straight up and place a lime slice on the rims for garnish.

Enjoy Virgin Margaritas

Almost any alcoholic drink that has fruit as a main ingredient can easily be turned into a virgin drink by simply omitting the alcohol. Other popular alcohol-free drinks include virgin strawberry daiquiris and virgin piña coladas.

Easy Virgin Margarita Recipes