Heat Wave (Spicy Margarita)

Ritual Zero Proof Tequila Alternative is a quality non-alcoholic spirit and approved substitute for tequila and mezcal in mocktails. This spicy margarita recipe was chosen after testing other brand recommended mocktails and several versions of margaritas in Non-Alcoholic Margarita Success: In-Depth Tasting and Recipes.

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Heat Wave (Spicy Margarita)

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This low ABV margarita recipe was chosen after testing several versions of margarita mocktails with Ritual Zero Proof Tequila Alternative, a great substitute for tequila and mezcal in non-alcoholic drinks.
Servings 1 mocktail




  • Pour Tequila Alternative over jalapeño and basil, sliced lengthwise, in a cocktail shaker. Let sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes. The longer, the spicier.
  • Add lime, triple sec, agave and ice. Shake shake shake.
  • Pour over ice into a Tajin-rimmed glass. Garnish with jalapeño slices and basil.


  • (recipe credit: Ritual Zero Proof)
  • *Madhava agave syrup was used in this recipe


Serving: 1mocktail | Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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