In most cases a cookie decorated to imitate a food item usually tastes better than actual food item.
In this case, however, said foodie item might actually be more delicious than its cookie counterpart… and that is my new favorite cocktail, the Ginger Margarita.
It was love at first sip when this self proclaimed Margarita Queen first tried the Ginger Margarita at ABC Kitchen. This fresh juice margarita says “winter” while still retaining all margarita deliciousness. I took to the web immediately and tracked down the recipe… (ABC kitchen is a Jean Georges restaurant, and as it turns out, he shared the recipe on the Martha show last March!)
First you will need to make the Ginger Lime Base (essentially a ginger simple syrup). Here’s a walk thru of the highlights…
I did make a slight “to taste” adjustment… This margarita tasted sweeter than I remembered so I squeezed 1/2 a lime directly into my glass while my guests enjoyed it as is. They also enjoyed the pairing of individual guacamole “boats” with this cocktail (a hallowed out avocado half is perfect for individual servings) … This yummy combination of salty, spicy and sweet is sooooo good!
KF and I will be having this perfect pairing as a snack for romantic movie watching on Love Day! Don’t forget the cookies for dessert!
Cheers to another great margarita recipe! Xo Dani