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I cannot be the only non-drinker that loves watching Tipsy Bartender. He’s passionate about his work, and he always combines innovative, awesome flavors in his drinks. But I never get to try his fun recipes because, as I said, I don’t drink. But when I saw his Kiwi Margarita recipe, I knew I had to re-create it for all of my non-drinking friends! It’s too bright, too fun, and too delicious not to re-create, virgin-style! With Cinco de Mayo less than a month away, you’ll be all set with this delicious recipe.
To start the drink, simply rim the glass with green or blue sugar. You can buy this pre-tinted, or you can mix it yourself. I love to do a combination of granulated and raw sugar when I tint sugars for rimming glasses because it adds a fun consistency! Rim the glass with a little bit of corn syrup, then the sugar.
You’re also going to need kiwi. I love when I’m making a drink and it starts with some delicious fresh fruit. Kiwis have always been one of my favorite fruits, too– they’re so vibrant!
You’ll need plenty of kiwis for this recipe, both as a garnish and an ingredient in the drink. It helps give it that beautiful kiwi green color and a rich kiwi flavor.
Muddle half a kiwi in a glass. If you don’t have a muddler, a whisk will work just fine to mash it into pieces. This is going to be the base of your kiwi flavor in the drink.
To make the drink, you’ll then want to add the shots. And by shots, I mean non-alcoholic shots. For each drink, that’s 1 shot of lemon lime soda, 2 shots of melon sports drink, 2 shots of sweet and sour drink mix (found in the mixer aisle), and 1 shot of lime juice.
In your blender, pile in the shots, a whole kiwi, and a cup of ice. Blend it thoroughly into a slush consistency. You’ll want the virgin kiwi margarita extra slushy and delicious.
Pour the mixture into a margarita glass, or a hurricane glass like I’ve used. Personally, I like using a hurricane glass for this because it’s a little deeper and gives you a lot more room to pour your drink. You’ll want the glass filled to about a half inch away from the top. Then, pour in some blue raspberry lemonade (we mixed ours up from a drink packet).
How absolutely delicious does this frozen drink look? I mean… seriously, trust me on this. It’s SO good, too. I would share the physical drink with you if I could, but that kind of technology doesn’t exist yet, so you’re just stuck with looking and making it at home. Luckily, it is all so easy. If you can work a blender, you can make the drink.
Hello, kiwi lime flavor. If this drink doesn’t have you ready for Cinco de Mayo next month, I don’t know what will.
Virgin Kiwi Margarita Recipe
- Green sugar and corn syrup for rimming glasses
- 1 1/2 kiwi (plus kiwi slice for garnish, optional)
- 1 1/2 ounces lemon lime soda
- 3 ounces melon sports drink
- 3 ounces sweet and sour drink mixer
- 1 1/2 ounces lime juice
- 1 cup ice
- 2 ounces blue raspberry lemonade
- Rim hurricane or margarita glass with corn syrup and green or blue rimming sugar
- Muddle 1/2 kiwi in the bottom of glass
- In blender, combine soda, sports drink, sweet and sour mix, lime juice, 1 whole kiwi (peeled), and ice. Blend until slush consistency.
- Pour into glass, then top with blue raspberry lemonade.
- Serve chilled.
Do you watch Tipsy Bartender?
Please tell me I’m not the only non-drinker that totally loves his videos! Let me know in the comments below what your favorite Tipsy Bartender recipe is… I may even create a mocktail version here on the site! Oh, and leading up to sharing this virgin kiwi margarita recipe here on the blog, I was posting behind-the-scenes photos of it on Instagram! If you want to stay on top of what’s coming next from me, be sure to follow mamaplus1 on Instagram! Stay un-tipsy, my friends!
Tools for Virgin Kiwi Margaritas
Green Rimming Sugar (this one is apple flavored).
Set of 4 Hurricane Glasses (14 1/2 ounces)
Skyy John’s (The Tipsy Bartender) “I’m Having a Girl Over” book of drinks (filled with lots of great recipes that can be easily adapted into mocktails)
Preggatinis Mixology for the Mom-To-Be (perfect mocktail guide, even if you aren’t expecting!)