5 O’ Clock Friday: Spice Market’s Signature Ginger Margarita

ginger margarita 1New York’s Meatpacking District is home to many posh boutiques and eateries, including Spice Market New York, best known for their Asian street food.  To kick off June 2012, below, is their famed Spice Market Signature Ginger Margarita created by Jean-Georges Vongerichten.  Cheers! 

Makes 1 serving

For the Ginger Lime Syrup

1 cup Ginger, peeled, chopped and pureed in blender
1 cup sugar
1½ cups Fresh lime juice

Bring lime juice and sugar to a boil.  Remove from heat and add ginger.  Let steep until room temperature.  Strain through a chinois, pushing for total extraction. 

For the Margarita

1 oz. Reposado Tequila
½ oz. Cointreau
½ oz. Ginger Lime Syrup

Combine all ingredients in rocks glass with ice.  Shake vigorously.  Crust rim of glass with ginger salt and pour margarita back into glass.  Squeeze lime wedge then drop in drink.  Enjoy!