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virgin margarita (sallye)

Recipe by
sallye bates
Austin, TX

If you don't imbibe alcohol for any reason (religion, health or personal reasons) but like a nice tasty cool drink, this is the one for you. It has all the flavor of a traditional margarita, only without the booze. Enjoy on a hot summer day.

yield serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For virgin margarita (sallye)

  • 6 c
    crushed ice cubes
  • 1 can
    (12 oz) frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 1 can
    (12 oz) frozen limeade concentrate
  • 1 c
    confectioners powdered sugar
  • 1 l
    chilled club soda
  • 1-2
    limes, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 c
    coarse ground salt

How To Make virgin margarita (sallye)

  • 1
    Set the frozen limeade and lemonade out to partially thaw about 15 minutes before you begin
  • 2
    Pour about half of the crushed ice into your blender.
  • 3
    Spoon about half of the limeade and lemonade and sugar into your blender,
  • 4
    Blend on high speed until all ingredients are well mixed, but still slushy
  • 5
    Pour into a pretty glass pitcher if you have one; otherwise a large clear jar with a lid will do.
  • 6
    Pout half of the club soda into the margarita mixture and stir gently with a wooden spoon until blended
  • 7
    Place the salt into a flat dessert plate or saucer. Wet the rim of your glasses and turn them face down into the salt, then turn them upright
  • 8
    Pour margarita mixture into the glasses and place a lime wedge on the rim of the glass.
  • 9
    Repeat this process with other halves of the ingredients. You can use this second half immediately or pour into a freezer friendly covered container and freeze for later use.