Green Kale Margarita Recipe | Garden Inspired Cocktails

Veggie cocktails are the way to go in 2020. The nutrients of your veggies will counterbalance some of the effects of alcohol and they add a fresh flavor you’ll love.

This recipe takes the classic margarita and elevates it by including homemade kale-ginger juice and a bit of agave nectar. With sweet grassiness from the kale and a nice spice from the ginger, it’s a flavor explosion meant for a fiesta.

Green Kale Margarita

Recipe by GardenuityCourse: DrinksCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy


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Sweet green kale and a spicy ginger punch take this margarita to a whole new level. With a homemade ginger-kale juice and agave nectar, you’ll love how this elevates your booze.


  • For the kale and ginger juices:
  • Ginger, enough to make 1 cup juice

  • Kale juice, enough to make ½ cup juice

  • For the cocktail:
  • 2 oz. tequila

  • 1 oz. lime juice

  • ¾ oz. agave nectar

  • ½ oz. ginger-kale juice


  • Make the ginger and kale juices:
  • To make the kale juice, wash, stem, and roughy chop kale. Liquefy in a blender at high speed. Strain out solids if desired.
  • To make the ginger juice, finely grate ginger over a cheesecloth. Squeeze cheesecloth to strain out ginger juice.
  • Assemble your cocktail:
  • Rim your glass with salt. Set aside.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in ginger-kale juice, tequila, lime juice, and agave nectar. Shake well.
  • Fill glass with ice. Pour cocktail into glass and serve!