A virgin margarita with agave and lime, sweet and bubbly! Pairs perfectly with tacos or sitting in the sun on a beach. Made with lime sparkling water Zevia.

virgin margarita in a glass

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There’s a discovery I’ve made that I’ve talked about before on here around aging, drinking, and basically how it doesn’t play that well with me anymore. I’ve never been much of a boozehound, but lately, my tolerance is at an all-time low…and I don’t hate it!

First off, it’s way cheaper—buying 1-2 drinks versus 3-4 over the course of night makes me regret having a drink less and lets me feel ok about eating a slice of lemon tart later in the night.

Honestly, I’ll take food over alcohol for my calories any day. Plus, I’m becoming that kind of person who much more enjoys being able to get up for yoga class on a Saturday morning, rather than sleeping in and feeling crappy the next day. (humblebrag much?) Virgin margaritas to the rescue.

But, going along with all of this, I do like fun drinks!

It’s not very fun to be at our favorite taco place, sipping on water while everyone else splits a pitcher of margaritas. So, I’m here to prove that you can have a margarita-like drink and have it still be fun!

Basically, as long as it’s slightly sweet, lime-y and has some bubbles, a virgin margarita is almost as much fun as a boozy one, without the headache the next day.

pouring a virgin margarita

What’s in a margarita?

A traditional margarita features lime juice, tequila, orange liqueur, and a salted rim. There are lots of unique flavor variations to be found (like strawberry or lemon, or a frozen marg), but those are the classic ingredients.

For this virgin margarita recipe, I used the zest and juice of two limes, Zevia lime-flavored sparkling water, a little bit of agave, and some water. The sparkling water made this virgin marg feel extra grown up and also added a nice punch of lime flavor without watering down the drink.

making a virgin margarita

How to make a virgin margarita

To make this easy virgin margarita, you first need to stir the lime juice and zest, water, and agave in a bowl until combined. Divide the lime juice mixture evenly between two glasses, then top with the lime Zevia.

Gently stir the skinny margaritas to combine everything (it’s important that you stir your drink and not shake it in a cocktail shaker, otherwise the sparkling water will lose its bubbles).

I opted to skip the salted rim on my virgin margarita, even though I know a true margarita usually has salt on the rim.

But honestly, I kind of hate that part about them. I don’t really enjoy going to drink my marg and getting a mouthful of salt along with it—just why?!

But, if salt on the rim is more your jam, go for it!

I also think that this would be fun with blood oranges or other citruses (before they go out of season soon!), so I’m planning on taking those variations for a spin soon.

Overall, as long as I have a bubbly virgin margarita drink in hand and tacos in the other, I’m one happy girl.

garnishing a virgin margarita with a lime wedge

I hope you have a fabulous and fun weekend!

We got SO much snow here on Monday, so I’m ready for the 40 degree temps that are coming soon. It’s also obviously March Madness (give me all the snacks) and my parents are coming to visit, so I’m sure there will be shopping, eating, and lots of talking about how cute our cat is. Cheers to pre-Friday!

virgin margarita ingredients

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Virgin Margarita

  • Author: Abby Bayatpour
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: Mexican


A virgin margarita with agave and lime, sweet and bubbly! Pairs perfectly with tacos or sitting in the sun on a beach. Made with lime sparkling water Zevia.



  • 3 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 12 cups Lime Zevia Sparkling Water


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the agave nectar, water, and juice/zest of limes. Divide evenly between two highball glasses and top with ice. Pour sparkling lime Zevia over the top, until glass is full.

Keywords: virgin margarita, skinny margarita

virgin margarita