|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 1 to 2|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 1g||1%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 30g||11%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||15%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
The pineapple ginger margarita is a pleasant mix of fruits and tequila. It is both semi-sweet and tart, yet it is the fresh ginger that makes this drink really sing. This single ingredient adds a subtle sweet and spicy aspect that brings an extra layer of depth to the drink.
This recipe makes two small margaritas or one large one if you use a double old-fashioned glass.
Gather the ingredients.
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the ginger, lime juice, and simple syrup.
Fill the shaker with ice and add the tequila and pineapple juice.
Fine-strain (pour through the cocktail strainer and a fine-mesh strainer to catch most of the ginger) into an old-fashioned glass filled with fresh ice.
Garnish with a lime wedge. Serve and enjoy.
Use a Ginger Purée
Instead of the minced ginger, you can make a ginger purée, store it, and keep it on hand for this cocktail and other uses. It's a great way to preserve fresh ginger root before it goes bad.
- Wash the ginger root and cut it into thin slices. A 2-inch piece is the smallest recommended amount for the average food processor or blender, but you can make more if you like.
- Add it to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Sweeten it if you like with 1 teaspoon of sugar per 2-inch piece of ginger.
- The ginger purée can be used immediately. Freeze excess in ice cube trays in 1 tablespoon portions. Transfer to freezer bags once frozen and store up to 2 months.
- When you're ready to make the drink, pull out a cube and allow it to thaw while you gather the rest of the ingredients. It takes just a few minutes, but it is best to think ahead.
How Strong Is the Pineapple Ginger Margarita?
The tequila is the only liquor in this margarita and the remaining ingredients take up a lot of the drink's volume. That makes this cocktail a pleasantly mild one when it comes to its alcohol content. When made according to the recipe above, this cocktail is right around 14 percent ABV (28 proof).