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Our Altos Ginger Margarita: The Ginger Tommy´s

Our Altos Ginger Margarita: The Ginger Tommy´s
MADE WITH Olmeca Altos Plata Ginger Margarita
OCCASION A mexican party
AUTHOR Olmeca Barman
50ml Altos Plata
25ml Lemon juice (fresh is always best)
15ml Ginger syrup*
10ml Agave syrup
30ml=1 oz

Pour the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds and strain. Serve with crushed ice in a julep cup or clay jarrito. Garnish with a lemon wedge and enjoy.

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 Cocktail

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

Two ginger margarita cocktails

How to Prepare the Altos Ginger Margarita Recipe

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!


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


  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!

Apart from Margaritas, we also have a Paloma recipe with Ginger and Strawberry. This is a version with ginger beer of a traditional Paloma.

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.


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


  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.

Tommy’s Chilli Margarita with Ginger

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!


  • 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


  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.


  • 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


  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.

our altos ginger margarita drink

Other Ginger- Based Margaritas

Once you’ve mastered this basic recipe, here are four simple recipes worth giving a try:

Spicy Ginger Margarita

If you like things on the spicier side, you can add some jalapeños to this ginger Margarita recipe.


  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) Blanco tequila
  • 1½ tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Lime wedges
  • 1 teaspoon minced jalapeño chile, plus slices for garnish
  • 3 slices fresh ginger
  • 1½ tablespoons (3/4 ounce) orange liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup or sweetener of choice
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt and 1 tablespoon lime zest for the rim


  1. Crush together the sea salt and lime zest in a small bowl or plate. Run a lime wedge around the rim of the glass and dip in the mix to coat.
  2. Muddle the jalapeno and ginger into a cocktail shaker to release the flavors.
  3. Add the tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur, simple syrup and fill with ice.
  4. Shake vigorously and strain into the prepared glass.
  5. Garnish with lime wedges and jalapeno slices, if desired.

the ginger margarita mix

Ginger Mint Margarita

Incredibly refreshing and delicious, this is a perfect cocktail for the warmer days.


  • 8 mint leaves
  • 3 ounces 100% agave silver tequila (such as Olmeca Altos Plata)
  • 2 tablespoons honey-ginger simple syrup*
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice (1 lime) plus additional to taste
  • Salt for the rim


For the honey-ginger simple syrup*, you will need:

  1. Combine 1 cup honey and 1 cup water in a saucepan and bring the mix to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat and add fresh ginger cut into small rounds.
  3. Simmer for about 20 mins, stirring occasionally.
  4. Strain out the ginger and let the syrup cool.

And to make the margaritas:

  1. Muddle the mint to release the flavors.
  2. Add the tequila, simple syrup and lime juice.
  3. Add ice and shake well.
  4. Strain into salt-rimmed glasses, garnish and enjoy.

Ginger Berry Margarita

This fruity ginger berry margarita is delicious, spicy and so gorgeous!


  • 2 parts Altos Reposado
  • 1⁄2 part simple syrup
  • 6-8 blueberries
  • Ginger beer
  • Lime slices (optional)


  1. Muddle blueberries in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add tequila and simple syrup.
  3. Shake with ice until well mixed.
  4. Strain into salt-rimmed glasses.
  5. Add lime slices (optional).
  6. Top with a splash of ginger beer.

When is the Best Time of the Year to Prepare a Ginger Margarita?

If you’ve been looking for the perfect cocktail to warm you up during winter or spice things up in the fall, you just found your go-to margarita. Ginger Tommy’s Margarita is refreshing, citrusy and spicy —what we need in a fall cocktail.

The secret to making a great Margarita is using top-quality tequila. Altos Plata has consistently won at the world’s most prestigious spirits competitions, including the San Francisco Spirits Competition and the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.

It is also a very loved tequila for Margaritas, as it’s the choice of many world’s best bartenders when making this cocktail. Step your Margarita skills with our Olmeca Altos 100% agave tequila!