Feb 14, 2020

Cucumber Margarita

To make this refreshing cucumber margarita, all you need is a cucumber, some fresh lime juice, and of course some tequila and orange liqueur.

Cucumber margarita with a salted rim





The flavors of fresh pureed cucumber and freshly squeezed lime juice give this cucumber margarita such a refreshing flavor. It's kind of like a spa margarita, right? In fact, without any added sugar, you could probably call it a "skinny" margarita.

This recipe is for two cocktails, but you can easily scale it to make a pitcher of margaritas for a crowd.

I love trying margaritas with different ingredients. In fact, I have nine margarita recipes featured on this blog with ingredients ranging from rose water, tangelos, Campari, fresh figs, Aperol and Luxardo, mango and jalapeño, strawberry papaya, fresh blackberries, and passion fruit.


Nine margaritas




Cucumber Margarita Ingredients:


  • Tequila: I used silver tequila in this cucumber margarita. Feel free to experiment with reposado or even mescal. 
  • Orange/Citrus Liqueur: I used Cointreau, but you can use Triple Sec. Grand Marnier would also be delicious but will add a deeper flavor. 
  • Freshly-squeezed lime juice: I used Bearss limes from our lime tree because they are so juicy. To extract the juice, I love using this citrus squeezer (affiliate link). You'll get every drop of juice from your lemons and limes. 
  • Persian Cucumbers: These are great for pureeing because they have very few seeds. You can also use English cucumbers. In a pinch, peel and de-seed a "regular" cucumber to add to your margarita. 
  • Garnishes: If you like your margaritas spicy, slide a couple of jalapeño slices into your margarita. You can also garnish this margarita with a few sprigs of cilantro and cucumber slices. I salted the rim of the glasses, but if you prefer, just sprinkle a pinch of kosher salt or flaked sea salt over the top of the finished cocktail. 




Cucumber Margarita with a jalapeño garnish




How to Make a Cucumber Margarita:


First, puree some diced cucumber and lime juice with an immersion blender.

Next, add the mixture to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and add tequila and cointreau. Shake the ingredients and strain over a salt-rimmed ice-filled glass.

Finally, garnish with a cucumber slice, a jalapeño slice, and a sprig of cilantro.


Cucumber Margarita with a jalapeño and cilantro garnish





What to serve with this cucumber margarita:


I believe a margarita goes with just about anything, but I do have some pretty amazing Mexican themed recipes. My suggestions include:


Did you know that the third weekend in February is national margarita weekend? Ellen of Family Around the Table is hosting a margarita event. I'm excited to see all of the margarita and margarita-themed recipes everyone has created.



Cucumber Margarita


This refreshing margarita will be a hit at any party.


Cucumber Margarita with a jalapeño and cilantro garnish and a salted rim





Cucumber Margarita


Cucumber Margarita
Yield: 2 cocktails
Author:
To make this refreshing cucumber margarita, all you need is a cucumber, some fresh lime juice, and of course some tequila and orange liqueur.

ingredients:

  • 1 Persian cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 4 ounces silver tequila
  • 2 ounces Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • 2 thin slices of jalapeño peppers
  • 2 thin slices of cucumber
  • 2 sprigs of cilantro

instructions:

How to cook Cucumber Margarita

  1. Puree the cucumber and lime juice with a blender or immersion blender. 
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the puree, along with the tequila and cointreau, and shake to chill the ingredients. 
  3. Rim two rocks glasses with lime juice and dip in kosher or flaked sea salt. 
  4. Fill the glasses with ice and strain the cucumber tequila mixture into the two glasses. 
  5. Garnish with jalapeño and cucumber slices, as well as cilantro. 
Calories
260
Fat (grams)
0.12
Sat. Fat (grams)
0.03
Carbs (grams)
10.65
Fiber (grams)
0.61
Net carbs
10.05
Sugar (grams)
7.94
Protein (grams)
0.65
Sodium (milligrams)
3.43
Cholesterol (grams)
0.00
margarita, cucumber
Cocktails
Mexican

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5 comments:

  1. This sounds amazing. What a perfect poolside cocktail for this summer.

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  2. I love the sweet, tart, and spicy combo of this margarita!

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  3. This really sounds so good. I will definitely be making this. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

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