Looking for a margarita mocktail recipe?? Here’s one for ya!
I often crave a cold limey drink in the hot summer months. It’s so refreshing, isn’t it?! When this craving popped up this past weekend, the first thing that came to mind was margarita!
Margaritas just scream all things summer and fun! But since I’m not the biggest of drinkers, I was looking to make a mocktail version – and I ended up with this deliciousness! It’s the perfect drink to satisfy your lime craving, a healthier version of the classic, can be enjoyed by all ages (welcome all kiddos!), and so easily transforms into a cocktail version for your margarita-loving friends (simply add in some tequila!).
If you’re looking to try an alcohol-free version of this limey drink, keep reading for my mocktail-making adventure!
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What’s in a classic margarita?
A margarita is commonly made with three ingredients:
- Lime Juice
- Orange Liqueur
What’s in my margarita mocktail?
With the goal of keeping the same delicious flavours, here are the ingredients I used in mine.
- Freshly-squeezed lime juice
- Freshly-squeezed orange juice
- Agave nectar for sweetness
Makes 1 Drink
- 1 ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice (or 2 tablespoons)
- 1 ounce freshly-squeezed orange juice (or 2 tablespoons)
- 2 ounces lime-flavoured sparkling water (or 4 tablespoons + more to top off)
- 2 teaspoons agave nectar (or to taste)
- coarse salt + lime wedge for rim
- lime slices or wedges for garnish
- To rim your glass: Run a lime wedge around the rim of your glass and dip the rim into a shallow dish of coarse salt until it is coated to your liking. Set aside.
- To make the drink: Pour lime juice, orange juice, sparkling water, and agave into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake to chill and combine.
- Pour into glass. Top off with sparkling water. Garnish with lime slices or wedges. Enjoy!
- Tonic water is what’s commonly used in cocktails and mocktails, so feel free to switch up the sparkling water with tonic water if you prefer. Although tonic water adds a bit more flavour, sparkling water is a healthier alternative (as tonic water comes with added sugar).
- Not sure how sweet you want it? Start with pouring lime juice, orange juice, sparkling water, and 1/4 teaspoon of agave into the cocktail shaker. Shake. Taste. If you’re looking for more sweetness, add 1/4 teaspoon of agave at a time, shake then taste after each addition, until you’ve reached your desired sweetness.
Let’s chat! Will you be trying this margarita mocktail recipe?
Talk soon, loves!
Photos by Tulip and Sage