Ginger Margarita

How to make a ginger margarita

I'm not much of a tequila fan. I'd usually prefer whiskey or gin. But who doesn't love a good margarita?

I have 2 main problems with most margaritas. 

1. They are too sweet.

2. I hate the salted rim.

I know I'm probably going against the grain with both of those comments, but that's how I roll. It's why I chose ginger beer. You can use ginger ale, it'll still be tasty, but a good ginger beer is much spicier, less sweet, with really pungent ginger flavor. Since I don't use simple syrup or any other sweeteners in the drink, it allows me to do a sugar rim on the glass, which I find just as pretty and much tastier than salt. Also, I like how clean and frothy the drink looks. It's very pale since I used white tequila (any tequila you like will work) with a pale ginger beer, but don't let that fool you. It does pack a punch. A deliciously zippy punch, rounded out by a good amount of fresh squeezed lime. This drink is so simple and refreshing, it's perfect for sipping in the summer sun. 
Coat the rim of your glass in sugar. Fill the glass 2/3 full of ice. Add the tequila, lime juice and ginger beer. Stir quickly, garnish with the lime wedge and sip to your heart's content.

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