The Garden Variety Margarita

A spicy ginger kick and the subtle, unmistakably grassy sweetness of kale elevates this vegetal variation on the margarita, from the New York City bar The Wayland.

The Garden Variety Margarita The Garden Variety Margarita
This vegetal variation on the margarita includes kale juice and ginger.
Yield: makes 1 Cocktail

For the Ginger-Kale Juice

  • 1 cup ginger juice
  • 12 cup kale juice

For the Cocktail

  • 2 oz. blanco tequila
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 34 oz. agave nectar
  • 12 oz. ginger-kale juice
  • Salt, for rimming the glass


  1. Rim a rocks glass with salt, set aside. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in ½ oz. ginger-kale juice, tequila, lime juice and agave nectar. Shake well, and pour over ice into your salt-rimmed glass.

Note: Fresh ginger and kale juices are available for takeaway at some juice bars. To make kale juice at home, wash, stem, and roughly chop kale, and liquefy in a blender at high speed, straining out solids if desired. To make ginger juice at home, finely grate knobs of peeled ginger over cheesecloth; squeeze cheesecloth to strain out ginger juice.