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Thai Lemongrass Margarita

Photograph of a margarita set on a white marble table garnished with a lime wedge and lemongrass.

5 from 2 reviews

Lightly sweetened, this flavorful margarita is a Thai-inspired take on the classic tequila cocktail. Flavored with fresh ginger, lemongrass and cilantro (or Thai basil), this marg is easy to make and fun to serve!

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Ingredients

For the rim:

2 tablespoon kosher salt

1½ teaspoon curry powder

Lime wedges

For the margarita:

½ ounce agave nectar

2 tablespoons chopped ginger

2 tablespoons chopped lemongrass

1 sprig cilantro or Thai basil (regular sweet basil also works)

3 ounces lime juice

3 ounces tequila blanco

½ ounce orange liqueur

Instructions

For the rim:

Combine salt and curry powder in a shallow dish. Cut a small slice horizontally through flesh of lime wedge then run around rim of a rocks glass; lightly dip rim in salt mixture then fill with ice.

For the margarita:

Muddle agave, ginger, lemongrass and cilantro in a shaker until thoroughly smashed, about 1 minute.

Fill shaker halfway with ice, add lime juice, tequila, and liqueur secure lid and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled.

Strain margarita into prepared glasses, top with a splash of club soda and garnish with lime wedges, lemongrass and cilantro or Thai basil (optional).

Notes

Sweeten to your preference

Equipment you’ll need:

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Keywords: Thai Drinks, Naturally sweetened cocktail