This past weekend, on the way home from the Slotin Folk Art Festival, we treated ourselves to dinner at Flip Burgers on Howell Mill Road. Very tasty food, but it’s the bar that concerns us here. I had a cocktail that was a kind of hybrid margarita: tequila, Canton ginger liqueur, and… a fruit juice I cannot remember.
So this evening, having stopped by Georgia World of Beverage to pick up some blue agave silver tequila—I already had the Canton, of course—I set about finding the recipe. It was nowhere to be found. I found other combinations, all of which sound lovely, but tonight I had to muddle through with my own wits.
It’s very tasty, so much so that my Lovely First Wife, who recoils at both tequila and ginger in general, liked it.
- 1 part blue agave silver tequila
- 1/2 part ginger liqueur
- 1 tsp agave syrup (I didn’t really measure, so let’s say “to taste,” which gives you permission to make and consume several of these.)
- pineapple juice
Add tequila, ginger liqueur, and agave syrup to a shaker and shake with ice. Shake vigorously, because the agave syrup does not dissolve easily.
Pour into a glass over ice, and fill with pineapple juice.
It’s sweet, but it has that bite from the ginger and that undercurrent of the tequila. Enjoy!