Tequila is a quintessential Mexican spirit. Barrow's Intense is an emerging spirit that hails from New York City. So what happens when you combine agave and ginger? Pure liquid glory. This twist on the Margarita comes from Barrow's Intense (full disclosure -- I am a small investor).
Combine in a shaker with ice, shake intensely, and strain into a chilled margarita glass. Lime garnish optional.
The Intense Ginger Margarita takes Cointreau (or whatever orange liqueur you use) out of the Margarita and brings in Barrow's Intense. True to its name, the Intense Ginger Margarita is intense. After all, you are combining three sharp flavors. The ginger in Barrow's Intense is smooth enough so that it doesn't overpower the cocktail, and it's strong enough to stand up to the tequila and lime. Like vodka more than tequila? Substitute vodka for tequila, and you pretty much have an Intense Ginger Lime Martini.
Make your cocktails count. Drink Intensely!