Ginger Martini
1 oz.lime juice (fresh squeezed)
1 oz.ginger syrup
Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, shake well, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lime and candied ginger. Create the ginger syrup by adding 2 cups sugar to 1 cup water in a saucepan on high heat. While the sugar syrup heats up, puree one pound of fresh ginger in a food processor or blender. Put the ginger in a kitchen strainer and press the ginger to extract as much juice as possible into a measuring cup. After the sugar dissolves, remove the saucepan from the heat and add four (4) ounces of ginger liquid. Let cool. Keep refrigerated for later use.
Inspired by cocktails sampled at both the Ginger Cafe and Harrys Fine Dining (in Crested Butte, Colorado), the Ginger Margarita is a serendipitous blend of spice and citrus. The fresh ginger bite balances the spiciness of a good tequila - we recommend Sauza Hornitos for this recipe. The Ginger Margarita has become an immediate favorite with the flyingcracker family. See also: Ginger Margarita, Ginger Daquiri.