3.02.2011

Ginger Lime Margarita by Enjoy Cupcakes

 

I don't know if you've figured this out yet, but my kryptonite is margaritas.  (Oh, and chips and salsa, too!) I'm always looking for news ways to spice up my favorite drink and found this lovely recipe a few days ago while reading one of my daily reads, Design*Sponge.

Ingredients
  • juice of 1 lime
  • juice of ½ orange
  • juice of ½ lemon (Meyer lemon, if available)
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 3” stems of ginger (more if desired)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
Garnish Ingredients: Ground graham cracker mixed with sugar and lime zest combined with sugar


Methodology
Serves 1
1. Squeeze all juice into a glass or small pitcher.
2. Add tequila, Cointreau and sugar.
3. Stir well.
4. Zest fresh ginger over the glass or pitcher (omit or add more to taste).
5. Strain the mixture with a fine sieve into another cup or a pitcher full of ice.
6. To garnish, rub lime wedge along the rim of your glass and dip it into the graham-cracker sugar mixture. Sprinkle sugared lime zest on a lime wedge and add to the glass rim.



Read more about the inspiration behind this cocktail created by the owners of Enjoy Cupcakes in Santa Ynez, CA here.  Enjoy!

2 comments:

Desert Dreaming said...

OK...that is as if you were reading my mind...huge margarita lover, being of Mexican, I guess that goes hand and hand, but you also got me on the chips and salsa...staple in our house. Thank you so much for this great post...just love your Blog!!

Have a wonderful day!!

Joni

Casa Artelexia said...

Thank you Joni! So glad that you found us and like what we do!