Virgin Margarita: Tequila Knight Citrus Delight
Few things are as enjoyable as a well-made margarita. However, you should always have a virgin margarita recipe at hand.
There will be times when you’ll want to remove the alcohol from your drinks, and this recipe may be your best bet.
An alcohol-free margarita is also known as a “mocktail”. It’s excellent for pregnant women, people under special medication, and for overcoming cravings during training phases.
It’s a tough compromise, but here’s how I do it.
Citrus Delight Virgin Margarita Recipe
Cook time: 5 minutes.
Makes: 1 margarita.
- ½ cup of ice
- ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 ½ ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1 ½ tablespoon agave nectar
- 1 ½ ounce non-alcoholic beer
- 2 fresh peppermint leaves
- Orange slice
- Rimming salt
1. Blend the freshly squeezed lime juice, orange juice, agave nectar, and peppermint leaves in a blender.
2. Salt the rim of a chilled glass. Add the ice to the glass.
3. Pour the blend into the chilled glass.
4. Add the non-alcoholic beer into the mix.
5. Use the orange slice as a garnish.
Optional: make it a frozen margarita.
Crush the ice in a blender along with the other ingredients to make it a frozen margarita. I prefer mine on the rocks, but it's your call.
Using 0% alcohol beer is an excellent way of giving your margaritas an edge. Sure, it’s not tequila per-se, but it’s an excellent substitute and it works.
Both citrus fruits make it a refreshing beverage, and the peppermint gives it a final “umph”.
So there you have it, a recipe I’ve been playing around with for a while. You can always substitute the beer for a good blanco or reposado tequila and make it “non-virgin”. Haven´t tried that yet, but it should taste just as good.
Drink to your heart’s content!
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