How to make a Mezcal Ginger Margarita

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Are you in the mood for a margarita, but want to try something smoky and new?  You should try making a Mezcal Ginger Margarita.  In this recipe, we swap out tequila for mezcal (to give the drink a nice smoky flavor) and orange liqueur for ginger liqueur (which adds a nice zing).  The lime juice stays.  

Mezcal Ginger Margarita

This smoky, complex, spirit-forward cocktail is sure to delight.  If you want to spice it up a bit, then consider adding a pepper slice when shaking.  


This is a shaken cocktail, so you’re going to need the basics for any shaken drink.  If you don’t have some of these tools, then check out our barware kits.  

  • Jigger – to measure the ingredients
  • Knife and Hand Juicer – to cut and juice the citrus
  • Cocktail Shaker – to shake the ingredients with ice
  • Hawthorne Strainer – to strain the cocktail into your serving glass
  • Serving Glass – to serve the cocktail (for this cocktail, we recommend a margarita glass or martini glass)



  • Combine all of the ingredients into your cocktail shaker
  • Shake with ice
  • Strain into your serving glass 
  • Garnish with a lime wheel (optional)
  • Serve and enjoy!
The Mezcal Ginger Margarita is one Maneful’s Fundamental Cocktails for the Home Bartender.  Check out the recipe card deck for all 52 cocktail recipes, easy-to-follow illustrated instructions, and guidance on how to build your home bar. 

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