- Lime wedge and salt for rim
- 2 ounces homemade margarita mix
- ½ ounce orange syrup
- ¼ ounce agave
- Lime wheel for garnish
- To prepare rim, rub the rim of the rocks glass with the lime wedge.
- With the salt on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the salt to coat.
- In a cocktail shaker, add ice, homemade margarita mix, orange syrup, and agave.
- Shake to chill.
- Strain into prepared glass.
- Garnish with lime wheel.
Variations and Substitutions
No need to fret if you don't have orange syrup or homemade margarita mix on hand. A popular alternative is one, and a half-ounce freshly squeezed lime juice, a half-ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice, a half-ounce freshly squeezed orange juice, and a half-ounce of agave or simple syrup. With just a few shakes to chill the ingredients, you have a nonalcoholic margarita waiting for your first sip.
For a frosty experience, add all of the ingredients to a blender along with a cup and a half of ice. Your second step is to blend until smooth and then enjoy. Skip the orange syrup and use freshly squeezed orange juice instead for a lighter nonalcoholic margarita. If you like yours sweeter, add extra agave or use simple syrup in its place.
Nothing is more classic than a margarita with a salt rim and lime wheel. However, you can use sugar instead of salt for your rim if you prefer your margaritas on the sweeter side. If you want a pop of color, swap your lime wheel for a lemon or orange wheel instead, you can even use a colorful citrus ribbon or twist to top off your nonalcoholic margarita.
About the Nonalcoholic Margarita
The nonalcoholic margarita is for everyone; take a look at several sparkling water brands that have started making nonalcoholic margarita flavors. The margarita flavors, including the paloma, are great because, at its core, these cocktails rely on citrus flavors to deliver that signature taste. You can use these sparkling waters to create an additional base for your nonalcoholic margarita, with bubbles as an added bonus. Who doesn't want more bubbles in their life? You can even mix and match non-margarita sparkling water flavors with your nonalcoholic margarita.
The Anytime Margarita
The nonalcoholic margarita is truly the anytime, any day, any place margarita. Are you going to the beach? The nonalcoholic margarita gives you that same sunny weather feel without any of the worry. Are you looking for something other than water to go with your lunch? The nonalcoholic margarita will always be there for you.