Sour Mock-a-rita

Margarita lovers, this is a must-sip! It's all the citrusy goodness of a margarita without the booze. And it's completely plant-based! Win-win.


Photo by Diana Licalzi

From Mocktail Party: 75 Plant-Based, Non-Alcoholic Recipes for Every Occasion


  • Salted rim
    • Lime wedges
    • Sea salt


  • Pitcher
  • Plate or shallow bowl


  • Salt the rims of four to six lowball or margarita glasses.
    • Pour a thin layer of salt onto a plate or a shallow bowl.
    • Slide a lime wedge around the rim of the glass to wet it. Or, you can use your finger to apply the juice to the rim of the glass.
    • After wetting the rim, dip and twist the glass in the salt.
  • Combine all of the drink ingredients in a pitcher. Stir.
  • Fill the rimmed glasses with ice.
  • Add 1 ounce of non-alcoholic tequila to each glass.
  • Divide the margarita mix between the glasses.

  • Garnish with lime wheels.

about the creator 

Kerry Benson, MS, RD and Diana Licalzi, MS, RD are registered dietitians, best-selling authors of Drinking for Two: Nutritious Mocktails for the Mom-to-Be and Mocktail Party: 75 Plant-Based, Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes for Every Occasion, and co-founders of The Sober Dietitians. Kerry and Diana are putting their own “healthy twist” on alcohol-free living and hope to inspire others to explore their relationship with alcohol and to normalize not drinking.
Check out their website and follow them @thesoberdietitians!