You don’t need store-bought limeade, alcohol or any fancy ingredients to create a refreshing, thirst-quenching experience this summer. All you need is a few lemons, limes and a touch of sugar; it really is that easy to learn how to make a virgin margarita! —Lindsay Mattison, Hillsboro, Oregon
Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


2 servings


1/2 cup lime juice1/2 cup lemon juice1/4 cup superfine sugar, or more to taste2 lime wedges1 tablespoon kosher salt, optional1 cup crushed ice1/4 cup club soda, chilled


In a small pitcher, combine the first 3 ingredients; stir until sugar is dissolved. Moisten rims of 2 margarita or cocktail glasses with lime wedges, reserving wedges for garnish. If desired, sprinkle salt on a plate; dip rims of glasses in salt.

Divide crushed ice among prepared glasses. Serve lemon mixture over crushed ice. Top off each with 2 tablespoons club soda and reserved lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 127 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.