Ginger Mint Margarita

Friday, August 22, 2014

A bit of ginger and a hint of mint infuse a classic margarita with a little kick–just what you need for a lazy summer weekend!

Ginger Mint Margarita

1 oz tequila
1/2 oz orange liqueur
1/4 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
2 1/4" thick slices of peeled ginger
mint leaves
ginger beer

In a shaker, gently muddle ginger slices and mint with tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice. Add ice and shake briefly. Pour into a highball glass and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a freshly slapped sprig of mint.  

Notes: While Martha's recipe calls for silver tequila, I'd be happy using a gently aged reposado in this summer sipper. Feel free to use whatever orange liqueur, including Cointreau, curacao or Grand Marnier, you have on hand, but definitely find a spicy ginger beer to play up the gentle heat of this margarita. Cheers!


  1. This is perfect; I have been on a ginger kick lately!
    Bon weekend!

  2. You publish the freshest drink recipes. I never would have thought to pair tequila with ginger!



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