For something as spectacular as the margarita, it makes sense that multiple people throughout the years have claimed to be the ones to first mix it. Was it Carlos “Danny” Herrera, a restaurateur near Tijuana, who crafted the drink in 1938 for a particularly fussy customer? Or maybe it was Dallas socialite Margarita Sames who insists she made the first margaritas for her friends during a vacation in 1948?
Regardless of its origins, the margarita holds its place in the pantheon of mixed drinks. It’s so beloved that some claim it’s the perfect cocktail. They describe how it embodies four of the main human tastes through the salt of the glass, the sweetness of the agave, the bitterness of the tequila and the sourness of the limes.
With such a phenomenal equation, it’d be a shame to push it only to occasions that call for alcohol. Luckily, Seir Hill has developed Durangold™, a tequila alternative that delivers all the necessary taste elements with none of the alcohol. Thanks to Durangold™, enjoying a non-alcoholic margarita has never been more simple!
Ingredients for a Margarita Mocktail:
- 2 ounces Durangold™
- 2 tablespoons agave syrup (or other sweetener)
- 1 ounce orange juice
- Juice of one lime
- Lime wedge (for garnish and rim)
- 1 tablespoon coarse salt (for rim)
How to Make a Virgin Durangold™ Margarita
Making our margarita mocktail is almost absurdly simple. First, you take your wedge of lime, rub it across the rim of your rocks glass, dip it in salt, and set it aside.
Next, you take your remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake it until the bottom of the shaker goes frosted and the mixture is thoroughly chilled.
Once that’s done, you can fill your glass with ice and strain the mixture into your glass. Garnish with your lime wedge and enjoy a guilt-free non-alcoholic margarita with all the flavor you want and more!
Margarita Mocktail Variations
There are many variations to the non-alcoholic margarita, some simple and others more complex. If you want a new way to enjoy this mixed drink, you can add the ingredients to your blender with a cup of ice and blend into a slushie that’s sure to please anyone.
If you’d like to stick with the basic virgin margarita, there are still aspects you can play with. You can also use orange juice instead of mango or pineapple to give this kick of a drink a more tropical feel. You can even slice jalapenos and throw them in your cocktail shaker before mixing to create a spectacular spice that will actually provide some relief from the heat.
However you like to play with your margarita mocktail, Durangold™ will make the perfect launchpad for your beverage of choice. This tequila alternative has all the rich and complex flavors you want without the weight or other negative effects of alcohol. So if you’re looking to extend happy hour in either direction, do it with Seir Hill and make a virgin margarita. You won’t forget.