Sunday- the day of rest. The day for couch naps and leisurely suppers; the time for extra cups of coffee and folding laundry. To help get you in full-on relaxation mode, I’m sharing a sweet summery cocktail and a few photos from George’s 2nd birthday. Grab some limes, pop a squat, and lets dive into these ginger margaritas!
A few days ago we had a number of friends and family members over to celebrate our George. On what ended up being the hottest day Alabama has seen all spring, about 30 kids and 30 adults sweat it out in the backyard of our rental home to honor our little buddy with popsicles, balloons, guac, and tacos.
The party was loads of fun, and I’m so grateful for a handful of folks are eager to love our family. I am, however, still learning how to host people in our home. While I love being surrounded by people I love, I haven’t quite figured out to be at rest in it and just let everyone have a good time. Type A party planners out there- how do you do it? How do you relax long enough to enjoy the party yourself?
Luckily I had the help of Sam Jones, who was standing by to take photos, my mother, pro-babysitter and dishwasher extraordinaire, and my dear friend Rayne who made sure the pitchers of booze stayed brimming and iced down all evening long.
To make sure the adults stayed well-hydrated, we had a variety of margaritas- both frozen and on-the-rocks lime margs, rosé margs, and a single batch of ginger margaritas, a bright and refreshing drink that I’ve been enjoying a whole lot lately. Because sharing is caring, I’m serving up the recipe for those ginger margaritas to you today to enjoy at your own backyard bashes. After all, our guests need to be served well, right?
To make these ginger margaritas, we start with the syrup. Fresh ginger root is peeled and roughly chopped before being cooked with sugar and water on medium heat. Once the sugar has dissolved and the syrup has begun to simmer, remove the pan from heat and allow the spicy ginger to infuse into the sugar syrup. Chill the finished syrup in the fridge for future use.
When you’re ready to make your ginger margaritas, simply combine fresh lime juice, tequila, and your pre-made syrup in a tall shaker filled with ice. Shake, shake, shake until icy and pour the mixture into a salt-rimmed glass. These ginger margaritas are super refreshing, a fun and unique take on everyone’s favorite summertime cocktail. This is a beverage that will ensure your party guests come back to all of your future parties- even the hot and sweaty backyard ones.
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These ginger margaritas a bright and refreshing, a unique and delicious take on everyone’s favorite tequila cocktail!
- Prep Time: 30
- Total Time: 30
- Yield: 1
For the margaritas:
- 1 ounce silver tequila
- 1 ounce lime juice
- 1 ounce ginger syrup
For the ginger syrup:
- 2/3 cup freshly peeled and sliced ginger
- ¾ cup sugar
- ¾ cup water
To make the margaritas:
- Pour the ingredients into a tall shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously for 30 second to allow
the ice to melt and the mixture to chill. Pour the contents of a shaker into a salt rimmed glass
To make the ginger syrup:
- Combine the ingredients in a small saucepan and cook, stirring occasionally, on medium-low
heat until simmering. Allow to cook for an additional 25 minutes on low heat. Strain the ginger
out of the syrup and chill in a heat proof container until cold.
- The syrup recipe will produce enough to make several margaritas.
- Only fresh ginger will work for this recipe. Ginger powder, bottled minced ginger, and pickled
ginger are not recommended.