Green Goddess: Tequila Cilantro Lemon Ginger Slush
Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes for syrup plus 1 hour wait | 1 hour 15 minutes
This unexpected blend of tequila, cilantro, lemon and ginger is killer! This slush-y cocktail can be served any time of year. Make a batch or 2 of honey ginger syrup ahead of time and store in the refrigerator. It provides a great zing for any cocktail.
1/4 C honey ginger syrup (recipe below)
1/4 C lemon juice, about 2 lemons
1/3 C roughly chopped cilantro
1/2 C tequila (4 oz)
11/2 C ice, plus more as needed
1 bunch cilantro
Combine the simple syrup, lemon juice and cilantro leaves in a blender and blend until combined. Add the tequila and crushed ice and blend until frothy. Add more ice if needed. Pour into 2 rocks glasses and garnish with a lemon wedge.
Honey Ginger Syrup:
1/2 C honey
1/3 C roughly chopped ginger (no need to peel)
1/4 C water
Combine all ingredients is a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for about an hour. Strain. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Makes about 3/4 cup syrup