|Spice Market Ginger Margarita|
[image by http://thewanderingeater.com]
The original Margarita recipe consists of tequila, Cointreau and lime juice, but over the years people have added their own spin to this recipe.
I know that this Life Life challenge is about finding the perfect Margarita, however I think the one we had at the Spice Market restaurant in New York, is as 'prefect' as I have found in my search so far.
I have been dying to re create the Spice Market Ginger Margarita since we came home and to my surprise I found the recipe very easily online.
So I thought I would share it with you.
The cocktail is very easy to make and the end drink I think is just divine.
The only fiddly thing is making the Ginger syrup, but once you make it, you can keep it in the fridge and pour it over ice cream or yogurt.
For the Ginger Lime Syrup
1 cup of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced 1 cup fresh lime juice
1 cup sugar
Boil for about 2-5 minutes. Let it cool then puree the soft ginger in a blender.
Pour the puree into a fine strainer and press the ginger to extract as much syrup as possible.
Store in an air tight container in the fridge until you need to use it.
For the Margarita
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons añejo tequila (or whatever good tequila you can afford)
1 1/2 tablespoons of Ginger Lime Syrup
1 tablespoon Cointreau
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1 lime wedge, for garnish
On a plate, mix the ground ginger and salt.
Slightly moisten the rim of a margarita glass with water and dip the rim in the ginger salt to coat.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
Add the tequila, Ginger-Lime Syrup, Cointreau and lime juice and shake well.
Strain the drink into the margarita glass, garnish with the lime wedge and serve.
|Celebrating my Brother in Law's 30th Birthday (with Ginger Margaritas) at the Spice Market in New York City [image by Zahara Dessert]|
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