Strawberry Basil Virgin Margarita. My on the rocks virgin strawberry basil margarita mocktail is a super refreshing summer margarita recipe! My strawberry basil margarita mocktail is made with fresh strawberries and fresh basil, giving it an amazing flavor!
This Virgin Strawberry Margarita Mocktail Recipe is
- Easy to make
- Alcohol free
- Good for digestion
- Full of healthy bacteria for gut health
Summer is almost here and I am getting ready with some new drink recipes! One thing I love to do in the summer time is sip a refreshing drink in the backyard. The only problem is that a lot of those drinks come with extra sugar and alcohol that dehydrates you. So, I am going to be making a lot of mocktail recipes!
STRAWBERRY MARGARITA MOCKTAIL RECIPE
My mocktail is so refreshing and easy to make! You only need a few simple tools and ingredients.
VIRGIN STRAWBERRY BASIL MARGARITA INGREDIENTS
- Fresh basil leaves
- Fresh strawberries
- Orange juice
- Plain kombucha
- Ice cubes
WHAT DOES A BASIL STRAWBERRY MARGARITA MOCKTAIL TASTE LIKE?
A delicious combination of the basil, lime, and salt on the rim that gave these virgin margaritas that real taste of a cocktail... but without alcohol!
I added kombucha to my margarita mocktail to get a more authentic cocktail flavor.
A lot of mocktails are made with soda and have too much sugar in my opinion. So I left the sugar out of this margarita mocktail recipe. You get a tangy naturally sweet flavor that is so good and healthy for you too!
TIPS TO MAKE THE BEST VIRGIN STRAWBERRY MARGARITA MOCKTAIL
USE FRESH IN SEASON STRAWBERRIES. If strawberries are not in season, use frozen organic strawberries to get the strongest strawberry flavor.
USE FRESH BASIL LEAVES. This will give you the strongest basil flavor!
SAVE THE LIME PEELS. Use the lime peels to run along the edge of your margarita glass to help the salt stick.
HOW TO MAKE A KOMBUCHA STRAWBERRY MARGARITA MOCKTAIL WITH BASIL
Start by adding your basil leaves to a cocktail shaker.
If you don't have one, a large pitcher or thick glass would work just fine.
Next, add the chopped up strawberries and the lime juice.
Using your pestle, mash the strawberries with the basil and the lime juice. Make sure you get it totally mashed!
Prepare a shallow bowl filled with salt to salt the rim of your glass.
Use one of the lime peels to run along the rim of your glass. They're perfect to give that little bit of moisture for the salt to cling to!
Dip your glass into the dish of salt.
Using the drink strainer, strain your mocktail into your glass. If you don't have one, you can also place a lid over your mixture, and leave a very small opening while you pour so that only the liquid comes out.
Serve your drink over ice or even frozen strawberries to chill it off even more!
One of my new favorite mocktails: The Strawberry Basil Virgin Margarita
Frequently asked questions about my virgin strawberry basil margarita mocktail on the rocks.
CAN I MAKE A MARGARITA MOCKTAIL IN A DIFFERENT GLASS?
Yes! If you don't have margarita glasses, it tastes just as delicious in any glass!
HOW CAN I MAKE A STRAWBERRY BASIL MARGARITA FROZEN?
If you want a frozen strawberry basil cocktail instead, add all your ingredients to a blender including the ice and blend until smooth. For a super frozen margarita, use frozen strawberries instead of fresh strawberries. For a less intense basil flavor (because in the shaken margarita, basil is strained out), use half the basil in your blender.
ARE BASIL STRAWBERRY MARGARITA MOCKTAILS HEALTHY?
Classic strawberry basil cocktails are not healthy because of the sugar and alcohol in them. Also, most places will use sweetened strawberries too, adding to the sugar content. My skinny strawberry basil margarita is made with all healthy ingredients like fresh basil & strawberries, fresh limes, and gut healthy kombucha.
WHAT KIND OF KOMBUCHA SHOULD I USE FOR A KOMBUCHA STRAWBERRY MARGARITA MOCKTAIL?
If you want your kombucha cocktail to be as healthy as possible, buy a kombucha with no added sugars. A lot of kombuchas are bottled with added sugars, which really takes away from the kombucha health benefits.
More mocktail recipes you might like:
- Spicy mango margarita mocktail
- Blue butterfly pea tea mocktail
- Blackberry kombucha mocktail
- Arabic pomegranate drink
- Kombucha mojito mocktail
- Mango orange mojito mocktail
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Delicious Strawberry Margarita Mocktail that tastes Real!
- cocktail shaker
- ½ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, diced
- 2 limes, juiced
- 8 oz orange juice
- 8 oz plain kombucha can sub sparkling lime water
- 2 cups ice cubes
- Salt for the rim optional
- In a drink shaker, crush the strawberries, basil, and lime juice with a pestle. Until strawberries are completely mashed.
- Add the orange juice and kombucha. Shake lightly to combine.
- Serve strained over ice with salt on the rim.