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Ginger Margarita

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 drink
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3/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 cups water

1 large hand ginger, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch coins/chunks

Bar sugar

Freshly grated nutmeg

2 ounces good quality tequila or reposado (recommended: Cabo Wabo)

1 lime, juiced, plus lime wedges for garnish


  1. Bring sugar and water up to a light simmer and cook until all of the sugar is dissolved. Add ginger and steep for 30 minutes. Pour ginger-simple syrup into blender and puree. Strain out pulp and store in a tightly sealed jar or bottle. Will keep for several weeks in the refrigerator.
  2. Pour some bar sugar onto small plate and grate a pinch of nutmeg on top, mix well.
  3. Add tequila, lime juice, 5 ounces ginger-simple syrup and ice to cocktail shaker and give it a good shake. Run lime wedge around rim of glass and dip in sugar/nutmeg mixture, add ice and pour in contents of shaker, grate a little nutmeg on top and serve with a wedge of lime.
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