8/10/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN COCKTAIL: Ginger Beer Margarita

This Ginger Beer Margarita is a refreshing summer brunch cocktail. Wow your guests while creating a new signature drink for your summer dining. 

For Single Serving
4 ounces ginger beer
2 ounces lime juice
1 1/2 ounces tequila, I prefer gold with the ginger beer
1/2 ounce grand marnier liqueur, you can sub triple sec, I much prefer GM
1/2 ounce ginger simple syrup
fresh limes for garnish
coarse salt for the rim

For A Pitcher, Serves Four
2 cups ginger beer
1 cup lime juice
1/3 cup tequila
1/4 cup grand marnier
1/4 cup ginger simple syrp

Ginger Syrup
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger

The key to make these super delicious is to use frosty glasses! So a few hours (or the night) before, stick your glasses in the freezer. I suggest making a single serving first and taste it so you can add more/less tequila or syrup to your liking. Everyone is different and prefers their drinks a different way, so feel free to add more or less tequila, more simple syrup, more lime juice, etc. This is my absolute favorite combo!
Before serving, rim the edge of the glass with a lime slice and then dip it in coarse salt to coat. Fill the glass with just a few ice cubes. Add the ginger beer, lime juice, tequila, grand marnier and simple syrup to a shaker with ice and gently shake to combine. Pour over ice and squeeze in a few extra lime wedges.

Ginger Syrup
To make the ginger syrup, add the water, sugar and ginger to a small saucepan and heat over medium heat. Whisk constantly until the sugar dissolves and the mixture begins to bubble. Let it simmer for a minute or two then remove it from the heat and allow it to cool completely. You can store this sealed in the fridge for a few days. Just make sure not to pour the ginger into your glass!

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