Video: Rick Bayless Makes Sparkling Ginger Margaritas at Serious Eats HQ


We had a swell happy hour recently when Rick Bayless stopped by the Serious Eats office to demonstrate a few recipes from his book Frontera: Margaritas, Guacamoles, and Snacks. In this video, Rick Bayless and Ed Levine shake up an excellent batch of sparkling ginger margaritas, and Rick gives us a quick education about agave syrup and kaffir lime leaves.

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[Videography: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt and Paul Yee; Doodles: Robyn Lee; Post-Production: Jessica Leibowitz]

Get prepped for Cinco de Mayo by watching the demo (and check out the full recipe here on

Need a snack with your drink? Pair this video with a viewing of how to make Rick's roasted fennel and apple guacamole.

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