Make It: The Gingerine Margarita
1 1/2 Ounces of Blanco Tequila
2 Slices of Tangerine
4 Slices of Fresh Ginger
1 Ounce of Simple Syrup
1 Ounce of Fresh Lime Juice
2 Ounces of Pomegranate Juice
Pomegranate Seeds for Garnish
Place the ginger in a cocktail shaker and crush it with your muddler. Add the tangerine slices and muddle them together with the crushed ginger. Top that mixture with your ice. Measure and add the tequila, simple syrup, lime juice and pomegranate juice. Cover and shake for 15 seconds. Strain into a glass. Garnish with a small amount of pomegranate seeds, and serve to applause.
In her book “It’s Always Wine O’Clock,” author Amy Neftzger asks an essential question for the ages, “It’s 4:58 on Friday afternoon. Do you know where your margarita is?”
In an effort to help you answer that question, we present the Gingerine Margarita, a classic with a few surprises in store. Walking the line between spicy, tart and sweet, this margarita makes for a beautifully complex companion for the evening. But don’t let that fruit-forward mix fool you. As with all complex dates, something is hiding beneath the surface, and here that’s the warm embrace of blanco tequila.
There’s some fun prep with this one as well—a chance to show off some of your mixology skills. Trust us, your guests will be impressed, and you’ll think it’s well worth it.