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Ginger margarita

  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time5 mins
  • Serves1
  • DifficultyEasy

For the ginger simple syrup

170g sugar
340ml water
1 large hand ginger, peeled and cut into coins/chunks

For the margarita

Bar sugar
Freshly grated nutmeg
56g good quality tequila or reposado
1 lime, juiced, plus lime wedges for garnish
150ml ginger simple syrup, recipe follows
Ginger simple syrup:
1) Bring the sugar and water up to a light simmer and cook until all the sugar is dissolved. Add the ginger and steep for 30 minutes.

2) Pour the ginger simple syrup into a blender and puree. Strain out the pulp and store in a tightly sealed jar or bottle. Will keep for several weeks in the refrigerator.

For the margarita:
1) Pour some bar sugar onto a small plate and grate a pinch of nutmeg on top, then mix well.

2) Add the tequila, lime juice, 150ml of the ginger simple syrup and ice to a cocktail shaker and give it a good shake.

3) Run a lime wedge around the rim of the glass and dip in the sugar/nutmeg mixture to coat the rim.

4) Add ice to the glass and pour in the contents of the shaker. Grate a little nutmeg on top and serve with a wedge of lime.

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