Virgin Margarita

Virgin Margarita is a non-alcoholic mocktail version of  the classic Mexican cocktail for the non-drinking crowd.
Virgin Margarita

Virgin Margarita

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.

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.

Virgin Margarita

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 Tequila Alternative
Ritual Tequila Alternative buy now

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.

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Virgin Margarita

Virgin Margarita

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Virgin Margarita

Virgin Margarita

Sue Lau
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Beverages, Cocktails
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1

Equipment

  • cocktail shaker

Ingredients
  

  • 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)

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Keyword mocktails, nonalcoholic drinks

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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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2 responses

  1. I have never heard of this tequila alternative before. It is amazing the things that they have developed to make our lives easier.

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