This virgin strawberry margarita with mango is perfect for a hot summer day. It's frozen, sweet, tangy, and super refreshing. Perfect for expecting mamas, kids, and non-drinkers. Best of all, it comes together in about 5 minutes with 5 ingredients.
I've been pregnant all summer, and I've been craving a refreshing summer drink for months. Fortunately, mocktails exist, and I have a vivid imagination. This virgin mango strawberry margarita is perfect. We made them up for my mom's Hawaii-themed birthday party (Michael added rum to his), and I've been making them ever since. I use frozen fruit in this recipe, so no ice or annoying freezing is necessary. It's super smooth and so delicious.
Key Ingredients and Substitutions
- Frozen mango chunks: We get ours at Trader Joe's, but you should be able to pick them up in the frozen fruit section of any grocery store. If you don't like mango, you can double up on the strawberries or use pineapple instead.
- Frozen strawberries: You can find these in the frozen fruit section of any grocery store.
- Lime juice: We use fresh lime juice (from a lime), but you can use bottled if you prefer.
- Orange juice: We've used fresh orange juice from an orange or orange juice from a carton. Either works. We like Simply Orange (or Trader Joe's has a pretty solid orange juice).
- Honey: We use honey to sweeten this virgin strawberry margarita. You could also use simple syrup.
See recipe card for amounts.
Step 1: Make an easy honey simple syrup. Combine the honey and boiling water in a heat-safe cup or bowl and stir until the honey is dissolved. Set aside.
Step 2: Add frozen mango chunks, frozen strawberries, lime juice, orange juice, and honey simple syrup to a blender and blend on high until smooth. Pour into your favorite cocktail glasses and garnish with fresh lime slices or strawberries.
- Use lemon juice instead of lime juice
- Use regular simple syrup instead of honey
- Replace the strawberries with extra mango (or vice versa!)
- Replace the mango with pineapple or peaches
- Swap the orange juice out for limeade or lemonade
- Add tequila (or rum!) to make it a non-virgin margarita
Frequently asked questions
It is! We use frozen fruit, so no ice or freezing is necessary. It's so smooth and delicious. Perfect for a hot summer day!
Yes! For a traditional margarita, add a couple of ounces of tequila. For something a little different, try rum or coconut rum (I'm obsessed with RumHaven).
Sure! Just double or triple the recipe. If you have a small blender, you may have to make it in waves.