Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Cucumber Margarita

Spring is officially here and I'm ready for a cool and refreshing drink.  I'm all for the typical fruity margaritas but they can often be over sweet and mask the yummy flavor of tequila. Cucumbers, on the other hand, are light, healthy and complement tequila and lime very well - the perfect drink for these sunny late afternoons.  All this margarita is missing is a set of maracas!  Trust me, you'll wish you had some after a couple glasses of these.  Aye yai yai!

What you'll need: serves about 4

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cucumber (skin removed, finely diced)
4 jiggers El Jimador Tequila Blanco
4 jiggers Jose Cuervo Light Margarita Mix Classic Lime
juice from 2 limes
1/2 cucumber (skin removed, quartered for garnish)
cherry tomatoes for garnish
kosher salt for glass rim

In a small sauce pan over medium heat, bring the water and sugar to a bowl, to make the simple syrup.  Once the sugar has dissolved (about 5 mins), remove from heat and let completely cool.  In a blender, puree the diced cucumber until completely smooth.  Add 1/2 cup of the cooled simple syrup and mix until well incorporated.

Rub some lime juice around the rim of four margarita glasses and dip in kosher salt.  Fill each glass with a couple handfuls of ice.  Divide the cucumber mixture and add to each glass along with one jigger of tequila, one jigger of margarita mix and a tablespoon of lime juice.  Mix and drink up!


  1. Yum! So funny Christina Maria... I have a cucumber/lime cocktail recipe in my book. Great minds...;)

    1. Get out! That IS too funny. Well, we must just have a craving for the refreshing tastes in life, right?