Fresh Ginger Margarita Recipe.

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It’s Cinco de Mayo and we are quarantined and I thought it would be fun to resurface one of my most favorite cocktail recipes ever: the ginger margarita! This fresh ginger margarita recipe is from the archives (October 2015, hence the mini pumpkins!!!) but this one is SO delicious and also easy; I’m planning to make it tonight for a nice little solo Cinco de Mayo celebration. Thank goodness I somehow have a piece of fresh ginger just laying around, waiting to be made into a delicious cocktail!

I’m just going to warn you right now, this might be the best cocktail I’ve ever made. It’s partially because I l-o-v-e anything ginger, but also, it’s just so good. I adapted it from this recipe and love that it uses an egg white as it makes for a frothy, speakeasy style cocktail. If you’re not into egg whites, you can skip this… substitute with 1/8 cup club soda… it will make for a lighter, fizzier take on the original.

Also, the fresh ginger syrup is so easy to make and amazing. The recipe makes a lot, so you’ll have extra. I put mine over vanilla ice cream the other night and it was heaven!

PS – I don’t have any passion fruit (lol does anyone right now) but this passion fruit margarita recipe is my other fav!

Fresh Ginger Margarita Recipe

cocktail ingredients


  • Tequila
  • Triple Sec
  • A big piece of fresh ginger
  • Lime Juice
  • One Egg White (per margarita.)

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Start by making a ginger simple syrup.

Prep your ginger by peeling it and slicing it into little pieces.

Then, add 2 cups of sugar + 1 cup water to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and allow to simmer. Add your ginger… muddling it in the syrup as you cook. (Cook for about five minutes.)

Strain out the ginger and allow to cool.

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(As an aside, save the ginger when you’re done! I covered mine in sugar and let it dry out… it makes for the yummiest candied ginger snack.)

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To make the cocktail, add:

  • 1 oz. Tequila
  • 1 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1 Tbsp. Triple Sec
  • 2 Tbsp. Ginger Syrup
  • One Egg White

Stir it vigorously to get the egg white nice and frothy… and then serve over ice.

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A little note about the rim. I always have a hard time making the salt rim stick. The trick is to rim it in the ginger syrup first… and then salt. It stays put.

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  1. Laura Kathleen says 10.28.15

    I love anything ginger as well! Pinning this for later! I also love cocktails with egg whites! So fun!


  2. Rachel says 10.28.15

    So interesting with the egg whites. I love ginger and tequila, so I’ll have to try this! Thanks for posting 🙂

  3. Tamara says 10.28.15

    Gotta try this! Thanks, Grace! Love your site, you are amazing!

  4. Kristen says 10.30.15

    I always have extra ginger on hand. + i love egg whites in cocktails. i think I will make it this weekend

  5. Rachel says 11.2.15

    I love me a good margarita and I especially love one with a lot of lime in it. I would love to try this one since I am growing more and more fond of ginger.


  6. Pia says 5.5.20

    I just made this, sort of freestyled since I have Stirrings Margarita Cocktail mix. But I did make the ginger syrup and used an egg white. So festive, and delish! Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Love your take on the drink! Thanks for the recipe! ❤️✨

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  8. Lisa Autumn says 5.6.20

    Oh this sounds like heaven right now x

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