Cocktail of the Day: The Tequila Healer

07/29/2014  

My sister Saree and I just made this fresh ginger, mint, lemon, lime, and tequila concoction in Tahoe, and I had to share. Discovered on Baker by Nature, the aptly named "Tequila Healer" is light, refreshing, and absolutely delicious. A great bonus: we saved some without tequila and made popsicles for the kids. XXJKE

 

THE TEQUILA HEALER

10 sprigs of fresh mint (not 10 leaves, the whole sprig)

1/2 cup fresh ginger, grated

2/3 cup maple syrup

4 cups boiling water

2/3 cup fresh lemon juice

1/3 cup fresh lime juice

2 1/2 cups cold water

1 cup white tequila

 

In a large, heat proof bowl combine mint sprigs and ginger; add boiling water and let steep 30 minutes. Strain mixture into a large glass serving pitcher, being sure not to let any large chunks of ginger or mint pass through.

Add lemon and lime juice (the mixture will pick up a slightly pink color at this point) and cold water. Stir in maple syrup. Cover and refrigerate under ready to serve. Right before serving stir in tequila. Pour over ice and serve at once! 

Fill glasses with ice cubes. Add lemonade. Garnish with mint leaves and lemon slices and serve.

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