Know what maketh the real margarita. To make a close-to-original virgin margarita, you need to replicate the taste of the liquors you'd be. Basic Virgin Margarita Recipe. 1 6-ounce can frozen limeade concentrate, thawed. 1/4 cup orange juice. 2 tablespoons kosher salt. 1/2 lime, cut into 4 equal size wedges. 4 cups ice cubes.