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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