To the poor suckers who suffer from too much painful puckering while eating ginger... I am so sorry. Because ginger is an ah-maz-ing addition to basically any flavor scenario, adding a spicy proud zing to balance out an otherwise too-sweet palate. This can be especially useful when making cocktails, often weighed down with simply syrups and fruit juices.
For this drink, ginger did its job just fine along side the sugary tangerine and pomegranate flavors. The final spritz of of tart lime rounded out the cocktail for a smooth finish that didn't have you feeling stuck on a Caribbean cruise ship during each sip.
Ingredients (serves 2)
1/4 c pomegranate juice
4 slices fresh ginger
1 fresh squeezed lime
1 tangerine (or 1/4 c juice)
blanco tequila (100% agave)
candied ginger for garnish
1. Muddle well the fresh ginger slices and tangerine slices together in your cocktail shaker.
2. Add in a few ice cubes, tequila, lime juice, and pomegranate juice. Shake well for 15 seconds.
3. Strain into glass. Garnish with ginger (I used both freshly sliced and the candied because hello I love ginger). Enjoy!