Margaritas, anyone? This is a multiple-choice cocktail in which all possibilities seem to be appealing. The type of tequila, the fruit flavors, the ice, and whether it’s salted or not is all up to you. But, this Ginger-Pineapple Margarita can certainly serve as a guide.
I’ve seen many recipes for fruit flavored margaritas, but they’re usually made with fresh fruit, offering a refreshing, but not particularly strong, taste. This Ginger-Pineapple Margarita, on the other hand, intensifies the flavor of the pineapple. Cooking the fruit with sugar and ginger not only concentrates the flavor, but it also adds depth. And the fresh ginger presents itself in the background as a surprise element–a subtle dose of heat at the end of each sip.
This margarita does take a bit of preparation, but you can make a big batch of the Pineapple-Ginger Pureé and freeze it ahead of time. Then, you’re set for the spring and perhaps even the beginning of summer. For now, it’ll be perfect for Cinco de Mayo.
Yield: 4 cocktails
Glassware: martini or lowball glasses
Ingredients for Pineapple-Ginger Pureé: