Brian and I never needed a holiday to enjoy a few tacos and margaritas, but, in light of Cinco de Mayo, I thought it would be nice to kick our traditional margaritas up a notch. The concept of these tasty little libations was born out of the fact that the ingredients happened to be all I had in my fridge at the time. So, I present to you my recipe for Orange Ginger Margaritas!
I love this recipe because it is made from fresh, inexpensive ingredients. The balance of the orange and ginger is heavenly with the ginger adding just a little bit of heat. The acidity of the lime also cuts through, resulting in a cocktail perfectly balanced in flavor.
Have fun with rimming the glass! I preferred a Pink Himalayan Course Sea Salt rim with lime zest, but you can use sugar instead of salt or even add some orange zest as well!
- 1½ TBSP fresh ginger (peeled & roughly chopped)
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup water
- 4 oz fresh orange juice
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- 1½ oz white or silver tequila
- Salt & fruit zest for rim (I prefer Course Pink Himalayan Salt)
- Extra orange and lime slices for garnish
- Make a ginger simple syrup by stirring granulated sugar into water in small saucepan on medium heat until dissolved. Add ginger and turn off heat. Allow to sit at room temperature for 20 mins so all that ginger goodness diffuses into the syrup. (Note: Extra syrup can be stored in airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 month).
- Add 1 oz ginger syrup, orange juice, lime juice and tequila to cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake.
- Strain into rimmed glasses filled with ice.
- Garnish with lime and orange wedges and enjoy every sip!
If you LOVE MARGARITAS then you should also check this recipe: SKINNY GRAPEFRUIT & MINT MARGARITAS