These Carrot Ginger Margaritas are a super fresh, zingy take on the classic margarita! They're made with a fresh carrot-ginger juice you make super quickly in the blender, and then it gets shaken up with all of the classic margarita ingredients. They're super flavorful, refreshing, and perfect for spring entertaining!
Add the ginger, carrots, and water to a high powered blender. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes until smooth. Pour juice through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth lined strainer into a bowl, helping it along by stirring/pressing juice through with a spoon if needed. You should be left with 3/4 - 1 cup juice.
Moisten the edge of your glass with a lime wedge and rim in coarse salt. Fill the glass with crushed ice. Add a few ice cubes to a cocktail shaker and add the tequila, Grand Marnier, lime juice, carrot ginger juice, and simple syrup. Shake for 20-30 seconds and pour in the glass. Garnish with a lime slice and enjoy immediately!
*Carrot ginger juice will make about 3/4-1 cup of juice, enough for 3-4 margaritas.
*I prefer Grand Marnier over other orange liqueurs, but Triple Sec or Cointreau will work here!
*To make simple syrup, boil 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar until dissolved (about 30 seconds to 1 minute). Cool, store in the fridge, and use in cocktails! This will make more than you need for the recipe.
*If you want to make these pitcher-style for a crowd, I'd measure all of the margarita ingredients out for how many people you want to make them for, add everything to a pitcher, and chill the mixture in the fridge. When you're ready to serve, add the crushed ice, and serve! You'd need to probably double or triple the carrot ginger juice too, depending on how many people you're making them for!