Looking for a showstopping virgin margarita that will turn some heads? Our frozen virgin strawberry margarita is a fun summertime drink that everyone can enjoy.
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The ingredients for our frozen virgin strawberry margarita are all easy to find at a large grocery store. The salt to rim the glass is found in the mixed drink section.
- Strawberries: We used both fresh and frozen strawberries to make this frozen drink.
- Sweetener: We used white granulated sugar.
- Juice: We used orange juice and frozen concentrated lime juice to flavor this virgin drink.
- Water: We used lime-flavored sparkling mineral water.
- Garnish: We used margarita salt to rim the glass and a lime wheel and strawberry slice.
How to Make
First, gather all your ingredients for virgin frozen strawberry margaritas.
- Hull the fresh strawberries with a sharp paring knife.
- Combine the fresh strawberries with the slightly thawed ones and add some sugar.
3. Mix well to coat them in the sugar.
4. Blend until they are pureed.
5. Transfer the pureed ones into a pitcher. Pour in the orange juice, frozen limeade, and sparkling mineral water, then gently stir.
6. Take a lime wedge and wet the rim of the glass.
7. Evenly spread the margarita salt on a small plate. Turn the glass upside down and twirl it back and forth until the rim is well coated with salt.
8. Carefully pour the drink mixture into the salt rimmed glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and a strawberry slice.
Strawberry drinks are a summer favorite at our house. This one is sure to please young and old. Grab some strawberries and limes and whip up this refreshing beverage.
Drinks are often made similar to alcoholic drinks without the spirits and are called virgin or mocktails.
Substitute different plain or flavored liquids such as club soda, lemon-lime soda, or limeade. Adding other flavors, like the strawberries in this recipe makes a great tasting drink without the tequila.
Most strawberry margaritas are very high in calories, but our recipe boasts only 244 calories for 10 fl. oz! Plus, this drink contains 178% of your daily intake of vitamin C. If you are on a diet, you'll just have to make this up when you need a special treat. Yup--it's that good. You won't regret it.
Yes, by all means. Prep everything in advance, including the garnishes, and mix up the margarita mix - just leave out the sparkling water. Pour it into a freezer-safe container and place in the freezer.
When ready to use, allow the frozen mix to thaw a bit on the counter so it is a bit slushy. Loosen it with a fork then add the sparkling water and serve in a lime and salt-rimmed glass.
- If a salted rim isn't to your liking, use sugar.
- If you can't find sparkling lime mineral water, just use plain with a splash of fresh lime juice.
- Use a combination of frozen and fresh strawberries.
- Freezing the fresh, sliced strawberries for 30 minutes will help thicken the drink.
- If you use frozen strawberries and frozen limeade, you won't need to use any ice.
- The orange juice is an important ingredient, so don't swap it out.
- If you're serving this virgin drink to a bunch of kids, use plastic margarita glasses.
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Frozen Virgin Strawberry Margarita
For the Drink
- 1 pound frozen cut strawberries, thawed slightly (2 ¼ cups)
- 1 pound fresh strawberries, sliced
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 ½ cup orange juice
- 12 fluid ounces frozen limeade concentrate
- 1 cup sparkling lime mineral water
For the Garnish
- 1 lime wedge
- 2 tablespoons margarita salt
- 6 lime wheels, thinly sliced from the center section of one medium lime
- 6 large strawberry slices
Prepping the Strawberries
- Rinse and hull the fresh strawberries. Set aside the six best strawberries to use as garnishes, then slice the rest into ¼ inch slices. Cover the sliced berries and freeze for 30 minutes.
- Let the frozen sliced strawberries defrost on the counter for 15 minutes.
Making the Margarita
- Toss the fresh and frozen strawberries with the sugar until well combined.
- Puree the strawberries until smooth.
- Pour the puree into a large pitcher, then gently stir in the orange juice, frozen lime concentrate, and the sparkling lime mineral water.
Prepping the Garnishes
- Cut one lime into wedges, and the other lime into thin slices. Choose the best 6 slices and make another small cut so it will sit on the rim of the glass with ease. Set aside.
- Hull the six strawberries with a sharp paring knife. Do this by cutting a circle around the stem and lifting it out, then discard the hull. Cut a ¼-inch slice out of the center of the strawberry.
- Pour two tablespoons of margarita salt on a small plate, and smooth it out so it's evenly distributed.
Assembling the Margarita
- Take a lime wedge and run it around the rim of the six margarita glasses.
- Turn each glass upside down and swirl the rim into the margarita salt until the rim is evenly coated.
- Carefully pour the drink into each glass until it is ¼ inch from the top.
- Garnish the rim with a fresh strawberry slice and a lime wheel. Serve immediately.
- Using a combination of both frozen and fresh strawberries gives the best texture and taste.
- To help thicken the drink, freeze the fresh, sliced strawberries for 30 minutes.
- Omit the ice by using frozen strawberries and frozen limeade.
- Don't swap out the orange juice because it is an important ingredient.
- If serving to kids, use plastic margarita glasses for a special touch.
Our frozen virgin strawberry margarita post was originally published on July 26, 2018.