Booze-Free Frozen Margaritas

If there is one thing I’ve missed in pregnancy, it’s margaritas.

I mean, margaritas are really the only food / drink I’ve missed in pregnancy.  Red wine is fabulous.  As is champagne.  But the only thing I miss on a regular basis is a smooth and dreamy frozen margarita.  Living in a city where taco shops run rampant, margaritas are such a natural drink pairing.  

Are frozen margaritas a thing in every city? If they aren’t, I hope you get to come to Houston or Austin at some point in your life and order tacos + chips & queso + a frozen margarita.  

My main motivation for making this recipe is that at the beginning of August we have a lakehouse trip planned with our friends and I knew I wanted have an epic mocktail recipe for me to enjoy while everyone else will be enjoying alcoholic tastiness.  Margarita + lake floating + good friends.  Sign me up.

Random thing that you don’t actually need to know: I much prefer the word “mocktail” to “virgin” margarita.  The word virgin has always given me the heebie jeebies lol

So.  This epic mocktail has 3 main ingredients:

Coconut water.  
Frozen limeade concentrate.  
Orange juice ice cubes.

Cracking open the coconut was really the most confusing part.  But, fear not.  In the recipe directions I walk you through what I did to drain the coconut water and bust it open.  It wasn’t that hard.

Into a blender all the ingredients go.

Now.  One of the most fun parts of this recipe is serving it in coconut cups.  My best childhood birthday (or the birthday I remember the best), was Hawaiian-themed complete with coconut shell bikinis (we were like in 4th grade and we wore them over our swimsuits), grass skirts, and…coconut cups.

So naturally this dreamy mocktail needed to be served in coconut cups.

I hope you’ll give these a try (with or without tequila), before summer ends! 

Virgin Frozen Margaritas

Yield: 4 margs!


virgin margarita
1, 6-oz can frozen limeade concentrate
3/4 cup frozen orange juice ice cubes
3/4 cup coconut water
1 cup ice cubes

coconuts (to get coconut water and make coconut cups!)
sliced limes


to get fresh coconut water + make coconut cups
I never noticed this before, but coconuts have 3 indentations on the top.  Take a pairing knife and poke a hole in one of the indentations.  Make the hole big enough for the coconut water to drain out of it.  Let coconut water drain into a cup.  Now.  Take your coconut outside and throw it as hard as you can on the ground.  If it doesn't crack...throw it again.  Once it cracks, it'll either crack in half or you can take a knife pry it open.  Hopefully how it cracks makes a "cup" out of at least one side that will allow you to pour margarita into it.

to make virgin margaritas 
In a blender, combine all margarita ingredients in a blender until smooth.  Taste.  If too sweet for your tastebuds, add more ice or coconut water.  Pour into coconut cups.  Garnish with lil' umbrellas and lime slices.