Ginger Mint Margaritas

This post is sponsored by Olmeca Altos Tequila. All opinions are my own.

After a week of nonstop rain the sun finally broke through the clouds and the temperatures have started to rise. Not only are the plants happy to have some much needed sun but Taylor and I were stoked to have an excuse to whip up a batch of margaritas to celebrate the warmer days.

The mint is going bonkers at the farm and I knew it was destined for these cocktails. Boy am I glad this bottle of tequila came to us when it did! Mint and tequila are meant for each other.

This margarita is hands down one of my favorites to date. The simple syrup is spoon worthy and tastes great drizzled on coconut ice cream. Trust me, when you’re buying ingredients for these cocktails throw in a pint of coconut ice cream. You’ll thank me later!

I hope wherever this post finds you that the sun is shining and you have an excuse to kick back and clink glasses with someone you love. Cheers from Tumbleweed Farm!

Ginger Mint Margaritas

Prep Time: 5 minutes    Cook Time: 20 minutes    Serves: 2

Margarita
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 3 ounces silver tequila (such as Olmeca Altos Plata)
  • 2 Tablespoons honey-ginger simple syrup
  • Juice of 1 lime + additional to taste as necessary
  • Ice
  • Salt
Honey-Ginger Simple Syrup
  • 1 piece of fresh ginger (about 6 inches long) peeled and cut into small rounds
  • 1 cup of honey (can sub with organic cane sugar if need be)
  • 1 cup of water

Preparation

Simple Syrup
  1. Combine the honey and water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, add the ginger and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and let the syrup steep for another 20 minutes. Strain out the ginger pieces (save them, they taste great!) store the syrup in an airtight container.
Margaritas
  1. In a mixing glass muddle the mint, tequila, simple syrup and lime juice. Half fill with ice and shake well.
  2. Strain the margaritas into glasses with salted rims and enjoy.

Notes

*Use this recipe as a guide *Store simple syrup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 month *Adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary *Taste test as you go


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2 thoughts on “Ginger Mint Margaritas

  1. This is a must try drink! Love the mint and ginger twist!

  2. amy leclerc says:

    Make me one, please! Looks amazeballz.

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