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!
2 tablespoon kosher salt
1½ teaspoon curry powder
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
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.
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).
Keywords: Thai Drinks, Naturally sweetened cocktail