This frozen virgin jalapeño margarita is an easy, spicy mocktail that has all the sour and salty flavors you love. Learn how to make a pitcher of this amazing non alcoholic drink, and you’ll be wanting a refill!
- 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (180 ml)
- 1/2 cup orange juice (120 ml)
- 3/4 cup simple syrup (180 ml)
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
- 12-ounce can frozen limeade (340g)
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 1 cup sparkling water (240 ml)
- 2–3 jalapeño peppers, sliced
- Make the simple syrup. Dissolve 1/2 cup granulated sugar (100g) with 1/2 cup of water (120 ml) in a saucepan over medium heat. Chill in the freezer or fridge until needed.
- Juice the limes. Slice 7-8 limes in half, then microwave them on a plate for 30-45 seconds. Squeeze the juice from them with a wooden citrus reamer.
- Mix up the base. Stir together 3/4 cup of simple syrup with the freshly squeezed lime juice, orange juice, and the kosher salt. This part can be made ahead and refrigerated until later.
- Blend. Pour the juice mixture into a blender and add the frozen limeade and crushed ice. Blend on high speed until the ice is chopped up and the mixture is well mixed.
- Freeze. Stir in the sparkling water and jalapeño slices, then pour the drink into a freezer-safe container and freeze for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Stir the mixture every 30 minutes to help it freeze evenly. This time gives the drink a slushy texture, and also makes it spicier.
- Rim the glasses. Dip the rims of the margarita glasses in the leftover simple syrup, then twirl them in margarita salt.
- Serve. Once the drink has a slushy consistency, remove it from the freezer and spoon into the prepared glasses. Garnish with the frozen jalapeño slices and a lime wheel on the rim. Enjoy immediately.
- Be sure to squeeze your own limes. Bottled juice will not taste very good in this drink.
- Feel free to remove the seeds and membranes from the peppers to reduce the spiciness.
- Want this drink extra spicy? Let the jalapeños sit in the drink for a few hours, and add extra slices.
- Short on time? Skip the freezing time and just blend in extra crushed ice.
- Leftover marg can be frozen for up to 3 months and defrosted when desired.
- Category: Drink
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: Mexican
Keywords: frozen jalapeno margarita, mexican