Put a twist on a traditional margarita mocktail with a trio of turmeric, fresh ginger, and Casablanca Market preserved lemons. Spike it with tequila and triple sec if you're feeling like a classic margarita or keep it alcohol-free but still flavorful, festive, and refreshing. 

preserved lemon margarita

Golden Margarita Mocktail With Preserved Lemons

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Ready in: 15 minutes

Serves: 1, with extra simple syrup for future drinks

Ingredients:

Golden Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Casablanca Market Moroccan Preserved Lemon, rind only, sliced
  • 4 inches ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

Margarita:

    • 1 1/2 ounce golden simple syrup
    • 1 1/2 ounce lemon juice 
    • 1 1/2 ounce orange juice 
    • Optional: 1 oz tequila + 1 oz triple sec

Garnish:

  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Casablanca Market Moroccan Preserved Lemon, rind only, minced
  • 1 lemon, sliced

Method:

  1. Prepare golden simple syrup: Bring water, sugar, preserved lemon, and ginger to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sugar has dissolved, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and let steep 10 minutes. Stir in turmeric until fully incorporated, then strain mixture through fine mesh strainer. Refrigerate until ready to use. 
  2. Combine all garnish ingredients except lemon slices on small plate. Wet rim of each glass with lemon slice, and dip rim into salt mix to coat. Fill glass with ice.
  3. To assemble margarita, combine golden syrup, lemon juice, orange juice and optional liquor in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds and strain over ice in prepared glass. Serve with lemon slice.

November 27, 2020 by Katia Essyad