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Thai Lemongrass Margarita

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5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Yield 2 margaritas
Category Cocktails / Drinks
Cuisine Thai
Author Lauren Grant of Zestful Kitchen


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!


For the rim:

  • 2 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 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


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).


If you like sweeter cocktails, increase the agave to 1 ounce or add an additional ½ ounce of orange liqueur.


Serving: 1margaritaCalories: 124kcalCarbohydrates: 6gSodium: 340mgSugar: 5g
Keywords Naturally sweetened cocktail, Thai Drinks
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