A Tequila Cocktail with a Kick of Ginger
This recipe blends the Margarita and the Caiprinha into one with the addition of honey and ginger syrup for a refreshing
BY KARA NEWMAN | January 26, 2019
Courtesy Joe McLean, bartender, The Grey, Savannah, GA
Think of this as a cross between a Margarita and a Caipirinha, a classic cachaça-based drink, sassed up with a bit of honey and ginger. As for its name, Kaleb Craft, bar manager at The Grey in Savannah, Georgia, says it’s meant to channel road trips.
“One thing we all had in common, no matter where we were raised, was somebody at some point trying to get us out the door and on the road,” he says. “I can almost imagine my dad hanging his head out of the car window after honking the horn twice or three times, ‘C’mon! Time to get goin’!’ ”
Time to Get Goin’ Cocktail
- 1½ ounces Olmeca Altos Reposado Tequila
- ½ ounce Novo Fogo Silver Cachaça
- ¾ ounce lime juice
- ½ ounce honey syrup (equal parts honey and hot water)
- ¼ ounce ginger syrup* (recipe and directions below)
Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, and strain into coupe glass.
Ingredients and directions for ginger syrup
Combine 1 pound light brown sugar, 1 cup rough-chopped ginger and 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons hot water in blender. Pulse to further chop ginger. Let sit for 1 minute.
Strain through mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth. Refrigerated, syrup will keep up to 2 weeks.
Wine Enthusiast | January 26, 2019