Pear-Ginger Margarita

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pear ginger margarita
  • 8Servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons peeled chopped fresh ginger
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups tequila
  • 1 cup orange liqueur (such as Cointreau)
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice plus 2 tbsp.
  • 3 cups pear juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 8 - 10 Large slices of crystallized ginger

Preparation

Make the Syrup

In a large jar with a tight-fitting lid, vigorously shake sugar, chopped ginger and water until the sugar dissolves, about 1 minute. Strain into a pitcher.

Mix the Drink

Add tequila, orange liqueur, 1 cup lime juice and pear juice to the pitcher; stir.

Rim the Glass

Pour 2 tbsp. lime juice on a plate. Spread sugar and ground ginger on another plate. Dip the rims of 8 glasses into the lime juice, then into the sugar and ginger

Drink Up

Fill the glasses with ice, then add the margarita. Garnish with a large slice of crystallized ginger.