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Ginger Jalapeño Margaritas

Ginger Jalapeño Margaritas

Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 5 minutes
Ready in 1 hour, 20 minutes
Makes 4 servings


  • 2-inch piece fresh ginger
  • 2 jalapeños
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 limes
  • 1/2 cup mint
  • 1 cup white rum
  • 2 cups sparkling water


1. Slice the ginger and jalapeños. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring the sugar and 1 cup water to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar, about 5 minutes total. Remove from heat and add ginger and jalapeños; let cool at room temperature, about 1 hour.
2. Juice 2 limes; cut the third into wedges. In a cocktail shaker or bowl, combine the juice, lime wedges and mint leaves. Remove the ginger from the sugar syrup. Using a garlic press, squeeze the ginger juice over the lime and mint. Using a wooden spoon, lightly crush and mix the ingredients to release the flavors. Divide the ginger-lime-mint mixture among 4 tall glasses.
3. Strain the remaining syrup through a wire-mesh sieve and add 1 tbsp ginger-jalapeño syrup to each glass. Divide rum and sparkling water among glasses, fill with ice cubes and serve.


Per serving: 352 calories, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 51g sugar, 1g protein