Margarita? Gimme, gimme, gimme. Alton’s Brown’s margarita was the first cocktail I ever tried, and I fell absolutely head over heels in complete love. I didn’t think there was any point in trying to make one better than his, so I just went for something a little different, and Naked Sunflower’s ginger margarita was born.
Let’s talk about the ginger syrup. I’m not a fan of simple syrups. Well, I like them, it’s just the amount of water that bothers me. Does the whole 1 part water 1 part sugar bother anyone else? I just think it’s weird. Keegan let me in on a secret. You don’t have to use that much water! Ahh, better. So, we made what’s called a rich simple syrup, and it contains less water. It also contains double ginger. We made a syrup with 2 oz of ginger, but didn’t really get too much flavor out of it. So, we doubled it, and now it’s in your face.
Ahaha. Keegan and I enjoy trying new drinks and experimenting with with our own, so we’re hoping to bring you at least one new drink each month. If we can perfect our drink that’s planned for next month, we’ll be featuring gin. Are you excited? Gin is our favorite. You should try it if you haven’t already.
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- ½ c sugar
- ¼ c water
- 4 oz fresh ginger, peeled and sliced thin
- 4 limes
- 2 oz ginger syrup
- 1½ oz silver tequila
- Add all ingredients to a small sauce pan over medium high heat and cover with a lid.
- Once it comes to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer, and let it simmer for about 1½ minutes to thicken.
- Remove from heat and steep for 30 minutes. Be sure to keep the lid on.
- Stain it into a container and let it cool completely.
- Juice the limes into a cocktail shaker. I like to muddle 2 of the juiced limes in there as well, but this step is optional. Remove the limes after about 2 minutes of muddling.
- Add the ginger syrup and tequila.
- Shake for about 30 seconds and strain into 2 salt rimmed glasses. Or one. Either way. Yum.
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