Drink Recipes Description

The intensely concentrated flavor of fresh-pressed ginger juice is the key to this spicy-sweet drink. Add your tequila and some lemon juice to balance the robust flavor of the mango, and you’re good to go. But if you want to go from good to great, then toss in some fresh cilantro for a bright vegetal twist.

Ingredients

For the Ginger Juice:

  • 1 (2 to 3-inch) knob fresh ginger, about 1 1/2 ounces, peeled

For the Cocktail:

  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh ripe mango, diced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3/4 ounces freshly squeezed juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 ounce ginger juice
  • 1/3 ounce simple syrup (see note above)
  • 2 ounces reposado tequila
  • Garnish: cilantro leaves

Procedures

  1. For the Ginger Juice: Slice ginger into chunks and place in bottom of mixing glass. Muddle until broken up well, about 1 minute. Strain juice through fine-mesh strainer, pressing on solids with the back of a spoon to extract juice.

  2. For the Cocktail: In a cocktail shaker, muddle mango, cilantro, lemon juice, ginger juice, and simple syrup until the mango is completely dissolved.

  3. Fill shaker with 2/3 full with ice and add tequila. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Using a strainer, pour into a serving glass filled with ice. Garnish with additional cilantro if desired.