Ease into the first day of spring with this delicious Guava Mocktail Refresher. Made with a blend of guava nectar, fresh citrus, simple syrup and Zero proof Tequila. It’s bold in flavor and the perfect balance of sweet and sour. This refreshing mocktail is sure to delight your taste buds.

We’re in week 3, and this week’s mocktail is definitely a winner. I had forgotten how much I love guava, and it really shines in this recipe. This guava mocktail refresher is inspired by a classic margarita but with a fun, and flavorful non-alcoholic twist.

If you’re new here, I was asked to create more mocktail recipes so I decided to create #mocktailmoments, a series of curated mocktails.

How to make it?

The recipe is really simple. Rim your glass with lime juice and tajin. Combine guava nectar, lime juice, zero proof Tequila, simple syrup and ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for a few minutes. Strain the drink into a glass. Garnish with fresh lime. If you’re feeling extra fancy, top it with a little fizz and enjoy. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

It’s sweet, tangy and so so good.

What is zero proof alcohol?

Zero proof alcohol is an alcohol-free alternative to traditional alcoholic beverages. It’s often made with distilled botanicals and botanical extracts. The purpose of zero proof alcohol is to mimic the flavors and experience of drinking alcohol without the actual alcohol. These beverages are often referred to as “mocktails” or “non-alcoholic cocktails.

I am so impressed with Ritual’s zero-proof alcohol alternative and was pleasantly surprised by how delicious this drink turned out. It’s a great option for those who want to skip the booze but still enjoy a tasty drink.

What you’ll need

Zero Proof Tequila- Great non-alcohol alternative.
Guava Nectar- I used guava nectar from the brand Jumex.
Orange Juice- Optional, but it pairs great with the guava juice. Traditionally margaritas are made with cointreau, so this is a non-alcoholic alternative that adds a nice orange citrus note.
Lime Juice- fresh is best.
Simple Syrup- Equal parts water and sugar.
Tajin- this adds the perfect spicy/saltiness to each sip.
Club soda- optional, but if you want to take things up a notch add some fizz.

Loving my mocktail series? Try a few others

Blood Orange Mocktail Refresher
Zero Proof Blueberry Mojito Mocktail
Mango Mojito Mocktail

Guava Refresher Mocktail

This mocktail creates a bold and perfectly balanced mix of sweetness, sourness, and tartness. 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1


  • 1.5 oz Zero Proof Tequila
  • 3 oz Guava Juice
  • .5 oz lime juice
  • .5 oz simple syrup
  • .5 oz orange juice optional
  • ice
  • club soda optional
  • Tajin & lime + lime wheel to garnish


  • Rim glass with lime juice and tajin.
  • In a cocktail shaker, combine zero proof tequila, guava juice, lime juice, simple syrup and ice. Shake until chilled. Add in crushed ice if desired. Strain into prepared glass. Top with club soda or sprite if desired. Garnish with a lime wheel. And enjoy!
Keyword Mocktail, Non Alcoholic, Summer Drinks, Zero proof

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