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Ginger Lime Margarita

This ginger lime margarita recipe is an absolute standout cocktail. It’s great on its own or with a bunch of little nibbles. It’s a fabulous happy hour drink.

ginger lime margarita with a lime slice

Why You’ll Love this Ginger Lime Margarita

This margarita is potent and delicious! It’s truly a standout cocktail and has been one of our favorites for many years.

The ginger pairing with the lime is sharp, acidic, and has a beautiful aromatic smell. It makes for an incredibly tasty and memorable cocktail.

ginger lime margarita ingredients

Ingredients for Ginger Lime Margarita

  • 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
  • ice
  • lime wedges to garnish

How to Make A Ginger Margarita

  • 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. 
salting a glass for a margarita
ginger lime margarita

Tips for Making This Recipe

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.

I hope you enjoy this ginger lime margarita recipe as much as I do!


Yield: 2 drinks

Ginger Lime Margarita

ginger lime margarita

This ginger lime margarita recipe is an absolute standout cocktail.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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
  • ice
  • lime wedges to garnish

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. In a blender or food processor, pulse the sugar ginger mixture till pureed. 
  3. Strain through a sieve and save the liquid. 
  4. Rim two rock glasses with salt and fill with crushed ice. 
  5. Combine the sugar ginger syrup, tequila, and Cointreau in a cocktail shaker with at least two cups of ice and shake vigorously. 
  6. Pour the drink between the two glasses and garnish with a lime wedge. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 299Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 1gSugar: 30gProtein: 1g

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Kate

Friday 28th of April 2017

These look so refreshing and delicious!! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe!

Emily Wilson

Saturday 29th of April 2017

Thank you, Kate! :) I'm so glad you organized Margarita Week!