Lemon Lime Ginger Margaritas

Lemon Lime Ginger Margaritas are a fun twist on a classic margarita. The ginger gives it a nice sweet and spicy flavor – such a refreshing and delicious cocktail!
Lemon Lime Ginger Margaritas | ChezCateyLou.com

Happy Friday! It has been awhile since I posted a cocktail recipe and so I figured that Friday was the perfect day to share a delicious margarita recipe with you – Lemon Lime Ginger Margaritas! I am obsessed with ginger in drinks right now. Anytime a menu has a ginger cocktail, I must order it. I love the spicy sweet taste that it gives drinks, and it really adds a great depth of flavor to this ginger margarita.

Lemon Lime Ginger Margaritas | ChezCateyLou.com

Lemon Lime Ginger Margaritas | ChezCateyLou.com

I could use one of these margs right about now. I’m sitting on a plane to St. Louis heading to see my Mom for Mother’s Day (yay!) and dealing with the airport is always so stressful. I have been hearing all week about these horrible storms in the Midwest and the weather forecast in StL is thunderstorms all day. So I decided at the last second to run out the door and try to get on an earlier flight to beat the storm – I’m talking leaving the city at 11:20am to try to make a 12:30pm flight! Luckily, it is the most gorgeous day ever in NYC so there was no traffic getting to the airport. After nervously standing at the gate for 45 minutes, I got the very last seat on the flight, hooray! But a lemon lime ginger margarita would taste REALLY great to me now.

My current view: View from Above, NYC - STL | ChezCateyLou.com

The ginger flavor in this cocktail recipe comes from ginger simple syrup. It is easy to make, and you can keep the lefotvers in your fridge for future cocktail recipes. I even added some of the simple syrup to club soda with a squeeze of lime for a refreshing spritzer! I used both lemon and lime in this ginger margarita because I thought it would be fun to change it up a bit. You can definitely use all lime if you prefer that.

TheBetterHalf and I enjoyed these up on our building’s roofdeck last weekend (check out the picture here). We’ve been having some great weather and it is so fun to enjoy the view of NYC and the outdoors with a refreshing cocktail.

Lemon Lime Ginger Margaritas | ChezCateyLou.com

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mommies out there. Hope you have a great weekend!

Lemon Lime Ginger Margaritas

Yield: 2 drinks

Lemon Lime Ginger Margaritas

Lemon Lime Ginger Margaritas are a fun twist on a classic margarita. The ginger gives it a nice sweet and spicy flavor - such a refreshing and delicious cocktail!


    For the Ginger Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 oz fresh ginger
  • For the Margarita
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup ginger simple syrup
  • dash of salt
  • candied ginger (for garnish)
  • lemon and lime slices (for garnish)


    For the Ginger Simple Syrup
  1. Peel the ginger and slice into thin slices. Add the water and sugar to a small saucepan and heat over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until just boiling. Add the ginger and bring to a simmer. Simmer for a few minutes, then turn off the heat and let the mixture steep for 30 - 60 minutes. Strain the mixture, discarding the ginger. Chill before using in the drink.
  2. For the Margarita
  3. Add all ingredients (except garnish) to a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until drink is very cold. Fill two double old fashioned glasses with ice. Pour margarita evenly between the two glasses. Garnish with ginger, lemon, and lime and serve.

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  1. says

    These sound delicious! I can’t wait to try them out this summer!

    Have a great time in StL! That is so sweet you are going to visit your mom for Mother’s Day!

    • says

      Thanks, Katie! It is such a perfect summertime cocktail! It was really nice to be able to spend mother’s day with my mom…now, back to NYC!

  2. says

    Yes. Yes, and YES! These sound amazing! I’m glad you made your flight. Were you flying standby? I don’t mind traveling when I do it alone, but flying standby? Or even worse – flying standby + kids? Oh gosh. Medicate me. 😉 Thankfully now I have enough kids that flying anywhere with them is pretty much not an option, so yay me! :)

  3. says

    I can’t believe you made the flight in such short time! I’m a wreck when I fly so I would have started crying from stress…haha. These margaritas look delicious and maybe if I had a few of those I wouldn’t mind a rush to the airport :)

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