For many, margaritas are love at first sip. At this very moment, there is a high chance that somebody somewhere is enjoying a Margarita. It is a drink loved so much that it has earned a holiday of its own –22nd February!

If you love a Margarita but generally feel like it could need a bit of kick, then this ginger recipe is for you. With tequila, lime juice, agave and a dash of ginger goodness, it is a lovely spiced twist on the Classic Tommy’s*.

* Tommy’s is a Margarita recipe that substitutes the calorie-laden triple sec for a naturally sweet agave syrup to make a light and refreshing cocktail.

Ingredients for Making an Altos Ginger Margarita

The beauty of margaritas lies in their simplicity. A few ingredients, plus a little effort, and everything is ready!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 50ml Altos Plata, 100% agave
  • 25ml Lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 15ml Ginger Syrup* (recipe included below)
  • 10ml Agave syrup

Directions to Prepare the Altos Ginger Margarita

We all love a cocktail easy to make, and this tequila cocktail gets it. In just three simple steps, you can look forward to a crisp drink bursting with flavor.

Altos Plata is a crucial ingredient in this recipe. It adds a nice kick while ensuring a good drinking experience. Its rich flavor and smooth taste are not something you want to miss out on, so ensure you have it at reach.

These are the directions you need to follow:

  1. Add the tequila, lemon juice, ginger and agave syrup into a cocktail shaker
  2. Fill with ice and shake well to mix
  3. Strain and serve with ice in a julep cup or clay jarrito
  4. Garnish with a lemon wedge and indulge!

A Simple DIY Recipe for the Ginger Syrup

From making delicious teas to potent herbal concoctions, there are endless uses of ginger. So even if you go through all the trouble to make some of this spicy syrup, it’ll definitely be worth it!

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup peeled and sliced fresh ginger
  • 3/4 cup sugar or sweetener of choice
  • 3/4 cup water

Directions

  1. Pour the sweetener and the water into a saucepan
  2. Bring the mix to boil
  3. Reduce the heat and add the ginger
  4. Simmer for about 20 minutes
  5. Strain the syrup into an airtight container and store the extra for future use.

You can also mix fresh ginger juice with superfine sugar (2:1) if you aren’t in the mood for this boiling ritual.

Other Kinds of this Ginger Tequila Drink

The love for this ginger tequila blend has led to the invention of many exciting recipe variations. Explore some of our favorites, and you might just find the love of your taste buds!

Ginger Beer Margarita

If you thought there was only one way of enjoying ginger beer, you are mistaken. The spicy beer mellows beautifully with the tequila’s agave, resulting in a tequila ginger beer blend perfect for getting your insides energized.

Ingredients

  • 50ml Blanco tequila, 100% agave
  • 20ml Lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 30ml Cointreau, or agave like in our Tommy’s
  • 60ml Ginger beer to top

Directions

  1. Add the tequila, lime juice and Cointreau to a shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well and strain into a rocks glass over a large rock.
  3. Top up with ginger beer.
  4. Garnish with a lime wheel and aromatic bitters.

Pro Tip: in this ginger beer and tequila recipe, add the ginger beer after shaking the other ingredients and not before.

Chilli Ginger Margarita

Two words come to mind when we hear the word chilli –hot and spicy. Just what we need to cool off on hot afternoons or to warm up during the cold season. Every time is a good time for a Spicy Ginger Margarita!

Ingredients

  • 50ml Blanco Tequila
  • 1/4 Lemon drop chilli, seeds removed
  • 1/4 Scotch bonnet chilli, seeds removed
  • 1/4 Jalapeño chilli, seeds removed
  • 25ml Lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 20ml Sugar syrup or any sweetener of liking
  • An inch of ginger for extra spice

Directions

  1. Place the chillis into the tequila and leave to infuse for about 5 minutes.
  2. Place the ginger into the lemon juice and leave to infuse for the same amount of time.
  3. Fill the cocktail shaker with ice.
  4. Strain the tequila into the shaker and add the lemon juice with the ginger pieces.
  5. Shake thoroughly until the outside of the shaker feels cold.
  6. Double strain into a chilled glass rimmed with salt.

Ginger Mint Margarita

Ginger’s spice gives this Margarita a tantalizing bite that is aromatically balanced by fresh mint.

Ingredients

  • 50ml Blanco tequila, 100% agave
  • 20ml Lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 30ml Cointreau, or agave syrup like in our Tommy’s
  • 2 Slices of fresh ginger
  • 5 Mint leaves

Directions

  1. Muddle the ginger and mint in a cocktail shaker to release the flavors.
  2. Add all the ingredients in the shaker and fill with ice.
  3. Shake thoroughly until well-chilled.
  4. Strain into a chilled glass.
  5. Garnish your Ginger Tommy with an orange twist or garnish of choice.
tequila and ginger beer

When is the Best Season to Enjoy a Ginger Tommy’s?

Can you imagine yourself having a Spicy Ginger Tommy while you’re about to watch the last episode of your favorite TV series? This cocktail is perfect for keeping you warm and lively even as temperatures plummet during the fall season, when plans at home are more usual than ever. 

And what’s better for a cozy afternoon than a great Margarita made with top-quality tequila? Our Altos Plata is an awarded tequila and it is a must when making margaritas for many great bartenders all over the world. Make yourself a gift and try our Olmeca Altos 100% agave tequila.