Recipes

Margarita Punch

This margarita punch we served at a recent bridal shower is actually a mocktail! If you’re looking for a nonalcoholic option for a party, this is a winning choice. It’s easy and make ahead, and you can personalize it to fit your sweet tooth!

This margarita mocktail makes the perfect nonalcoholic punch for any shower or party!

Since we were embracing the joyful green color, I wanted a green punch. If you ever search pinterest for “green punch,” nearly everything has lime sherbet in it. Hmm. Lime sherbet’s not my favorite, and our bride doesn’t love super-sweet things.

Finally, I came across  this recipe. The irony wasn’t lost on me that I picked a nonalcoholic punch recipe based on a cocktail, but it fit in every other way, so why not??

This margarita mocktail makes the perfect nonalcoholic punch for any shower or party!

First things first: you need an occasion. We grabbed our beautiful bride with a love of green and limes. You can use this for any party, or throw yourself a party just because it’s Thursday.

This margarita mocktail makes the perfect nonalcoholic punch for any shower or party!

Easy ingredients, nothing too complicated.

This margarita mocktail makes the perfect nonalcoholic punch for any shower or party!

After letting your concentrates melt a little, whisk them together with the sugar.

This margarita mocktail makes the perfect nonalcoholic punch for any shower or party!

Make sure the sugar gets fully incorporated (aka no floaty blobs of powdered sugar). This takes a mix of good old elbow grease, and waiting to make sure it melts enough to take the sugar in.

This margarita mocktail makes the perfect nonalcoholic punch for any shower or party!

Add the water! Then pour into a gallon bag and freeze until you’re party-ready.

This margarita mocktail makes the perfect nonalcoholic punch for any shower or party!

A giant punch bowl works perfectly, but I really like putting it in pitchers. Makes self-service much less likely to get messy. If you go the pitcher route, it divides nicely into two average-sized ones once you add the sprite and ice.

This margarita mocktail makes the perfect nonalcoholic punch for any shower or party!
Most of the bridesmaids!

To decide on the amount of sugar, think about how you like your margaritas. Or you lemonade, if that’s more your speed. The original recipe called for 1 cup. I thought that was way too much, but that’s because I like my margaritas with no extra sugar.

Bonus: If you do want to add some excitement, grab your favorite tequila. I leave the ratio in your capable hands.

Margarita Punch

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 12 oz frozen limeade concentrate
  • 12 oz frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 liters Sprite
  • 2 limes
  • tequila (optional)

Steps:

  1. Let your concentrates melt in the fridge.
  2. Combine the lemon and lime concentrate in a large mixing bowl. Add the powdered sugar – I recommend sifting it first, this will make the whole process a little easier.
  3. Add the water and put the whole mixture into a gallon freezer bag. Freeze overnight.
  4. When you’re ready to serve, put the frozen mixture into a punch bowl or pitcher.
  5. Add the sprite (and tequila, if you want) and mix well. The texture should be slushy but combine fully with the Sprite. I always add ice to keep it cold for hours, and mix in lime slices.

This serves about 20 people, so for a big party consider doubling! Plus, it keeps in the freezer. I’m considering making this and keeping it in the freezer all summer long for those nights you just need a cocktail.

This margarita mocktail makes the perfect nonalcoholic punch for any shower or party!

Enjoy! This may be my new go-to party drink!

The links above contain affiliate links, which means I get a few cents (at no extra cost to you) if you book or buy something via that link. This helps me keep costs down and posts up! All images copyright Teaspoon of Nose.

SaveSave

1 thought on “Margarita Punch

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *