Vacation Highlight: St. Regis Princeville Ginger Margarita

Lodging at the St. Regis Princeville is rich for our wallet, but sunset at the Living Room is within our budget (barely). The Ginger Margarita I sipped over sunset was a vacation highlight this summer. No prose will be as snappy as this party-in-a-glass, so let’s cut straight to the recipe.

Ginger Margarita: St. Regis Princeville Resort
Ginger-infused salt
1 oz. tequila reposado
1-½ oz. ginger syrup
½ oz. Cointreau
1 lime wedge

Rim a rocks glass with the ginger salt and fill with fresh ice. Pour tequila, ginger syrup and Cointreau in a cocktail shaker. Add large ice chunks and shake vigorously. Strain into the prepared glass. Squeeze the lime wedge and drop it into the glass.

The Ginger Margarita is the signature cocktail perfected by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and served at the St. Regis Princeville’s Kauai Grill restaurant. Considered a master of fusion cuisine, Vongerichten blends traditional preparations with ethnic influences such as Hawaiian, Vietnamese and Indian in his cuisine. He follows a similar direction in creating his signature cocktails. Here, the essence of ginger is a true standout, and St. Regis guests describe it as zesty and refreshing.

St. Regis Princeville Resort

Published by Beth Bates

Writer, writing coach, book editor, CNF instructor, connector, mom, wife, and lover of fresh air, grass, trees, birds, waves, sand, mountains, stories, and travel Let's be friends on Twitter @bethbates

5 thoughts on “Vacation Highlight: St. Regis Princeville Ginger Margarita

  1. We were in Park City, Utah’s St. Regis this weekend and they served the ginger as a sugar (very moist and chewy) on the rim, not salt. Interesting.

  2. I love it when fancy chefs throw out fancy ingredients like we know where and how to get them. Ginger syrup? I think that’s found on the breakfast cereal aisle next to the Fruit Loops.

    Sounds like a sublime experience was had. I’ll let you know when I’ve imbibed this drink off my bucket list. (Unless there is any doubt that means I intend to literally quaff a bucket’s worth.) I love me some tequila reposado.

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