Ginger Lime Margarita
This ginger lime margarita recipe is an absolute standout cocktail. I love it on its own or with a bunch of little nibbles. It’s a fabulous happy hour drink.
I’ve made the ginger syrup in as small a quantity as makes sense, but this recipe can very easily be increased. There’s no need to add more lemongrass – even if you double or triple this recipe though, it will hold its own.
Makes 2 servings | Prep Time: 3 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes
4 tablespoons cane sugar
4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
4 tablespoons minced ginger
1 stalk lemongrass, diced
3 ounces Anejo tequila
1 ounce Cointreau
lime wedges to garnish
Combine the sugar, lime juice, ginger, and lemongrass in a small pot over medium high heat and bring to a boil, while stirring constantly. Remove from heat once boiled.
In a blender or food processor, pulse the sugar ginger mixture till pureed.
Strain through a sieve and save the liquid.
Rim two rock glasses with salt and fill with crushed ice.
Combine the sugar ginger syrup, tequila, and cointreau in a cocktail shaker with at least two cups of ice and shake vigorously.
Pour the drink between the two glasses and garnish with a lime wedge.
This cocktail is adapted from Jean-Georges gorgeous ginger margarita. I first tried this drink 6 years ago and it remains my favorite cocktail of all time.