By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime
Virgin Margarita is my recipe of the day. This is with the blogging group Sunday Funday. We blog weekly on various topics. And this week we are sharing recipes for mocktails. Or virgin nonalcoholic drinks.
I decided to share my recipe for a virgin margarita. Of course this uses an alternative to tequila which I found online. And it has a wonderful aroma and flavor which reminds of tequila.
Flavored with Syrup
As well, I use orange flavored syrup in lieu of triple sec liqueur. These are often used to flavor coffees or seltzer waters. By the same token, it is also alcohol free. But while it lacks alcohol, it does not lack flavor.
Alternative to Tequila
I have used an alternative to regular tequila liquor. And I’ve left a link to where you can get some for yourself. Of course, if you should choose to use it. There is no cost to look. I do get a small cut if you purchase it there.
Ritual adds some of the aroma and flavor you would get in a margarita. With zero alcohol. It has flavors of agave, guava, lime and sea salt.
If you are looking for something that tastes more accurate than a funky version of limeade, this would be it.
Mocktails and Nonalcoholic Drinks
Our bloggers are sharing their favorite alcohol-free libations. To say nothing of being delicious, they are suitable for all occasions. Of course you will want to remember to pin your favorites for your next party.
- Amaretto Sour Mocktail by Food Lust People Love
- Baby Yoda Soda from Amy’s Cooking Adventures
- Blackberry Virgin Mojito by Making Miracles
- Color-Changing Nam Dok Anchan (Butterfly Pea Flower Lemonade) from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Frozen Strawberry Margarita Mocktail by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Non Alcoholic Spiced Sangria by Sneha’s Recipe
- Virgin Margarita from Palatable Pastime
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- cocktail shaker
- 1 ounce lime juice
- 1 & 1/2 Tablespoons caster sugar (superfine sugar)
- 1 & 1/2 ounces water
- 2 ounces Ritual Zero Proof Tequila Alternative
- 1/4 ounce orange flavored syrup (e.g. Torani, Monin or DaVinci)
- 1 to 1 & 1/2 cups crushed ice
- Coarse salt (optional - to rim glass)
- Lime wedge or slice (optional - garnish)
- Moisten the rim of the glass with a lime wedge. Place salt in a shallow bowl. Invert glass and dip into salt. Shake gently over sink to remove any loose salt.
- Combine the lime juice, sugar and water. And stir until sugar is dissolved.
- Add ice to a cocktail shaker.
- Add the lime juice mixture, tequila alternative and orange syrup.
- Shake well for 15-20 seconds until outside of shaker begins to frost up.
- Pour into serving glass, garnish as desired and serve.
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For responsibility’s sake, should you switch to using tequila in this recipe, please drink responsibly. And be of legal age. Naughty children not wanted here.
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