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Ginger Margarita

This cocktail is a standout at Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Spice Market restaurant in NYC, where bartenders mix tequila and other classic margarita ingredients with potent ginger-lime syrup. Vongerichten also rims the glass with ground ginger and salt instead of the usual plain salt.


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  • Servings: 1

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  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • Ice
  • 3 tablespoons añejo tequila
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Ginger-Lime Syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Cointreau
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 lime wedge, for garnish


  1. On a plate, mix the ground ginger and salt. Moisten the rim of a margarita glass with water and dip the rim in the ginger salt to coat.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the tequila, Ginger-Lime Syrup, Cointreau and lime juice and shake well. Strain the drink into the margarita glass, garnish with the lime wedge and serve.
Contributed By Published September 2006

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