When you think of margarita or other cocktails, you would probably think that they all involve alcohol and should only be served to responsible adults. But, actually, to almost every cocktail there is the “virgin” version of it – which means the alcohol is taken out of the composition but the taste should be more or less similar. With the spirit missing from the recipes, these cocktails can be served at children parties on summer days for refreshing drinks.
Recipes for non-alcoholic cocktails are becoming increasingly popular. After all, non-alcoholic cocktails are tasty, nice and very healthy- especially for children. Here are some virgin margarita recipes that are suitable for kids you might want to try to make at home – not only for the kids but also adults who don’t favor alcohol in their diet. If the party is planned for families with children, then all invited people will like sweet non-alcoholic cocktails with fruits.
1. Classic Virgin Margarita
- half a glass of water
- a couple of tablespoons of lemon peel
- a tablespoon of lime zest
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 4 cups of orange juice
- half or a full glass of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- a quarter cup of agave syrup
- 2 tablespoons of salt
- a couple of slices of lime to decorate the served cocktail
In the process of preparation, sugar should be added to water, and then put on fire for complete dissolution. Fruit juices should be chilled, and the zest of lime and lemon, along with salt, are used to decorate the edges of the glass.
2. Strawberry Margarita
- 400 g strawberries
- 4 limes
- 4 tbsp Sahara date syrup
- 4 glasses of ice
- several sprigs of mint
The amount of ingredients in the recipe is indicated for four servings, but it is recommended to prepare each portion separately. Pour 1 glass of ice into a blender bowl, add the juice of one lime, 1 tablespoon of date syrup and one fourth of strawberries. Beat the ingredients until smooth, pour the margarita into glasses and garnish with strawberries and mint leaves.
3. Non-alcoholic Margarita Cocktail with Grapefruit
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 lime
- 6 tsp pomegranate syrup
- 1½ cups grapefruit juice
- 2 glasses ice cubes
This recipe is for six servings. Pour sugar into a bowl. Moisten the edges of the glasses and dip them in sugar so that it evenly covers the rim of the glasses. Slice lime into 6 slices and roll each in sugar. Pour 1 teaspoon of pomegranate syrup into each glass. Mix grapefruit juice and 2 cups of ice cubes in a blender at high speed. Pour the mixture into glasses and mix with pomegranate syrup. Garnish with lime slices and serve immediately.
4. Frozen Non-Alcoholic Margarita
- 300 ml Schweppes tonic
- 4 cups ice
- 2/3 cup grapefruit juice
- 3/4 cup orange juice
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 pc lime
Mix in a blender; tonic, orange and grapefruit juices, ice. Dip the edge of the glass in water and then in sugar. Pour the drink from the blender into a wide glass. Serve with a slice of lime.
5. Strawberry Smoothie in the Style of Margarita
Summer for me is associated with a time when you can pamper yourself with delicious cold cocktails, which do not have to be high-calorie and very sweet. One of my summer favorites is a strawberry smoothie in the manner of non-alcoholic margarita. It is mainly made from strawberries with the addition of citrus juice to achieve a fresher taste.
I prefer to use frozen berries, because in this case it is not necessary to put ice in a cocktail, which, to be honest, I forget to prepare in advance. In addition, I use honey for sweetness, although brown sugar is most often put in smoothies. If possible, I prefer to replace sugar with natural sweeteners, but if you prefer a cocktail with sugar, I advise you to use a brown type of sugar, which will give the cocktail a little caramel note.
The amount of ingredients is designed for 2-3 servings. Cocktail preparation time about 5 minutes.
- 300 gr Strawberry
- 1 pc Orange
- ½ pc Lime
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 2 tbsp Frozen Mint
Squeeze the juice of one orange. Then squeeze the juice of half a lime. Put frozen strawberries in a blender (you can put fresh strawberries and add crushed ice), frozen mint (you can replace with fresh). If you use strawberries from the freezer, you can add a little boiling water to make it easier to whip the cocktail. When all the ingredients have turned into mushy consistency, add honey and a little more water, if it seems to you that the cocktail turned out to be a little thick. Again, beat everything well. Pour the cocktail into glasses, and then decorate with a slice of lime and a sprig of fresh mint (if any).
There are many recipes for non-alcoholic cocktails. And if you think that a non-alcoholic cocktail is not a real cocktail, you are very mistaken. It is no coincidence that non-alcoholic cocktails can be found in any bar and they are in great demand. Non-alcoholic cocktails are great options for a children’s holiday. It can be refreshing drinks based on lemonade, which – like alcoholic cocktails – can be very nicely decorated. Non-alcoholic cocktails based on milk are also very popular.
Try serving the five virgin margarita recipes above for family-friendly special occasions. They will entertain the kids and give them another festive experience that is different from the same old soda, smoothies, or milk shakes they usually have in parties.