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Ginger Margarita

The Ginger Margarita drink is a fantastic mix of sweet, spicy, and sour flavors, all dancing together in your glass. I love recommending the Ginger Margarita because it brings a zesty twist to the classic Margarita. It’s perfect for those who enjoy a little kick in their sip. Let’s dive into what makes this cocktail a must-try.

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Ginger Margarita

Prep Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Ginger, Margarita
Servings: 1 drink
Author: Paul Kushner
Savor the spicy kick of our Ginger Margarita, a bold and refreshing cocktail that blends the warm taste of ginger with the tang of fresh lime juice.


  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz orange liqueur
  • 1 oz lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 oz agave syrup
  • 1/2 oz ginger liqueur
  • Fresh ginger a small piece for muddling
  • Salt for the rim optional
  • Lime wedge for garnish


  • Muddle a small piece of fresh ginger at the bottom of your shaker.
  • Add the tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, agave syrup, and ginger liqueur.
  • Fill the shaker with ice.
  • Shake it up until it's well mixed and chilled.
  • Strain the mixture into your rocks glass filled with fresh ice.
  • If you like, salt the rim of your glass before pouring.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge.
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Tasting Notes

The Ginger Margarita is a flavor explosion. The first thing you’ll notice is the spicy kick from the ginger, which wakes up all your taste buds. Then, the tangy lime juice and the smooth tequila come through, balancing the spice with their vibrant and rich flavors. It’s finished with a touch of sweetness from the agave syrup, making every sip perfectly balanced.

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Pro Tips

  • Use fresh ginger and lime for the best flavor.
  • Adjust the amount of agave syrup to your taste. More for sweeter, less for sharper.
  • For an extra ginger punch, add a ginger candy as garnish.

When to Serve

The Ginger Margarita is perfect for any occasion. It’s a hit at summer parties, a cozy gathering during the winter, or whenever you want to spice things up. Its versatile flavor makes it suitable for both day and night.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

For the best Ginger Margarita, go for a smooth, high-quality tequila. Blanco tequila is a great choice because it’s clear and has a clean, crisp taste that blends well with the ginger and lime. Brands like Patron, Don Julio, and Espolon are excellent options.

Similar Cocktails

If you love the Ginger Margarita, here are five similar cocktails you might enjoy:

  1. Pear Ginger Margarita – Balanced drink with a refreshing finish.
  2. Spicy Paloma – A grapefruit-based cocktail with a chili salt rim.
  3. Jalapeño Margarita – A blend of sweet, sour, spicy, and salty flavors.
  4. Mezcalita – A smoky version of the Margarita using mezcal.
  5. Ginger Mojito – A refreshing mint and lime cocktail, easily adaptable with ginger.


The Margarita is a classic cocktail with a rich history, and the Ginger Margarita is a modern take on this beloved drink. The original Margarita was created in the mid-20th century, and since then, bartenders have experimented with new flavors, including ginger, to delight adventurous drinkers.

By trying the Ginger Margarita, you’re not just sipping on a drink; you’re enjoying a vibrant mix of tradition and innovation. It’s a cocktail that invites you to explore the exciting world of flavors, making every occasion a bit more special. Cheers to a spicy, tangy, and unforgettable experience.

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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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