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tamarind ginger margarita

Tamarind Ginger Margarita

Take your taste buds on an exotic journey with a Tamarind Ginger Margarita, made with a salted ginger-sugar rim.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword margarita recipe, tamarind cocktail recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 240 kcal
Author Denisse

Ingredients

FOR THE SALTED GINGER SUGAR:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt

FOR THE GINGER SYRUP:

  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger grated
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup
  • 1 1-inch piece ginger peeled and thinly sliced

FOR THE MARGARITA:

  • 4 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces Cointreau
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons ginger syrup
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind paste
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • Lime wedges for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine sugar, salt and grated ginger. Mixture will be moist, so spread into a thin layer on a plate or baking sheet and leave out to dry for about 1 hour or overnight.
  2. Place agave syrup and sliced ginger into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Discard ginger.
  3. Run a lime wedge around glasses. Dip each glass into salted ginger sugar and set aside. Add tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, ginger syrup, tamarind paste and ice to a blender. Blend until slushy. Add more ice if necessary. Pour immediately into glasses. Garnish with lime wedges.