Ginger Silver Coin

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Adapted from a recipe by Brett Davis, beverage director at Grasshopper, Durham, North Carolina.

  • 2 ounces Herradura Silver Tequila
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce ginger simple syrup*
  • 1 lime wheel, for garnish
  • *Ginger Simple Syrup:
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger

Shake over ice and strain into a salt-rimmed chilled cocktail glass. Add the garnish.

For the syrup:
In a nonreactive saucepan over medium heat, heat the water and the sugar, stirring frequently, until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Pour the syrup into a jar, add the ginger, and allow to infuse overnight. Strain through a double layer of dampened cheesecloth, and store in the refrigerator.

Published on July 12, 2010