The Black Ginger

Carlos Abeyta, mixer for Hornitos Tequila and Beauty & Essex in New York, revealed his go-to spring pick, The Black Ginger
Hornitos Tequila

Hornitos Tequila

Carlos Abeyta, inventive mixer for Hornitos Tequila and Beauty & Essex in New York, revealed his go-to spring pick, The Black Ginger. Abeyta explains, “the Black Ginger is a refreshing combination of tequila and ice-cold ginger beer paired with fresh and fragrant rosemary, making for the perfect drink to sit outside and enjoy the warm weather this spring.”

Courtesy of Hornitos Tequila.

Ingredients

  • tequila such as Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila
  • 1/3  simple syrup
  • 1/3  fresh lemon juice
  • rosemary sprigs
  • ginger beer

Directions

Lightly muddle one rosemary sprig in a glass.

Combine remainder of ingredients except ginger beer in a cocktail shaker with ice.

Shake vigorously.

Strain into the glass over fresh ice and top with ginger beer.

Garnish with a rosemary sprig.

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