I’ve got the best margarita recipe for those tequila lovers out there and just in time as summer time approaches us! This Ginger Margarita is a unique twist on the classic margarita cocktail recipe that packs a punch with zesty citrus notes and a warm kick of ginger. Ideal for sipping on a sunny day, this cocktail will definitely impress your friends at your next backyard barbecue or pool party.
We’ll be diving into the recipe for this delicious drink while I walk you through what makes it so special. So, get ready to shake things up and let’s mix up this mouth-watering Ginger Margarita!
The key ingredient in this drink is the ginger syrup. Made from fresh ginger root, sugar, and water, it adds a bold and spicy kick that perfectly complements the zesty lime juice and tequila. The ginger syrup brings a unique depth of flavor that will have you wondering how you ever lived without it.
When I think “margarita”, lime and tequila instantly come to mind, so anytime I take a new approach to a classic margarita, these are the must-have elements. Since ginger has such bold and spicy notes, I wanted to work in some citrus flavors and felt that grapefruit juice was a natural fit. The spices from both ginger syrup and tequila don’t overpower the cocktail mixture itself. To keep everything perfectly balanced, I added a touch of sweetness as well…and that’s where the maraschino liqueur comes in handy. It really helps tie in all the different flavors of this margarita recipe together while still keeping the cocktail a bit more spirit forward.
Step 1: Shake all ingredients together in shaker with ice until chilled.
Step 2: Strain over fresh ice, then garnish with citrus.
This Ginger Margarita is as refreshing as it is exciting. This cocktail is an adventure, taking you on a journey through the bold flavors of ginger, citrus, and tequila. And with each sip, you’ll discover new nuances and complexities that will keep you coming back for more. It’s a flavor experience that will leave you feeling invigorated and satisfied.
For those of you who love a good variation on a margarita, be sure to check out my other margarita recipes, such as the deliciously tart Cranberry Margarita or the zippy Tropical Heat Margarita, both of which are serious crowd-pleasers.