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.
- 2 oz tequila
- 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
- 3 oz ginger beer
- slice or wedge of lime for garnish
- sugar for the rim
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.
Labels: Cocktails, Spirits, Tequila