Cucumber Margarita

We love our cucumbers sliced, diced, juiced — we just can’t seem to get enough of them. However, today we wanted to bring you something more on the adult side. A cucumber cocktail using our Agua Fresca de Pepino.

All you have to do is make our agua fresca (make a double batch), one for the kids or your designated drivers and another for the adults. Okay who am I kidding you’ll probably have to make about four batches.

The first time I ever had a cucumber cocktail was last summer while at a fantastic restaurant called Crave in El Paso. It was one of those rare family moments where we sat, ate, and drank while catching up on family chisme. The time went by way too quickly but as always it was great to see everyone who was there. Our familia is huge so when I say a few, we’re talking about twenty of us at a table. The cocktails were so refreshing that summer evening and I knew I had to try recreating the drink at home. This invigorating cocktail is perfect while cucumbers are in prime season.

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Cucumber Margarita

Ingredients:

2 organic cucumbers, peeled and chopped
6 cups of water
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup Silver Tequila
Chile-lime powder (recommended: Tajin)
1 Lime, cut into slices
Ice

Directions:

In a blender add cucumbers and water and blend until smooth.

Strain the liquid into a pitcher and discard the pulp.

Add the lime juice, sugar, and tequila. Mix well.

Put the chile-lime powder on a small plate. Using a lime, moisten the rims of the martini or margarita glasses. Invert the glasses into the chile-lime powder, to coat the rims.

Fill a martini shaker with ice and add about 1 cup of the prepared cucumber mixture. Shake well and serve over ice.

Written by Veronica / Photos by Jeanine

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6 Responses to “Cucumber Margarita”

  1. 1
    Heather @girlichef — August 24, 2012 @ 4:35 am

    Cucumber Margaritas have been my favorite cocktail this summer. I love the cool, refreshing look of yours in these photos….and now I’m craving one. It’s not even 7 in the morning. ;P

  2. 2
    Karen Harris — August 24, 2012 @ 7:25 am

    How refreshing. I can’t wait to give them a try.

  3. 3
    Mrs. Z — August 24, 2012 @ 9:20 am

    YUM! enough said….

  4. 4
    Laura Schroeder — August 24, 2012 @ 2:23 pm

    just found your site, love it to death, making the cuke margs right now….perfect for our balmy Minnesota day, thank you so much

    • Muy Bueno replied: — September 1st, 2012 @ 11:31 pm

      So glad you found us Laura! Hope you enjoyed your margs. Stay cool and have a great long weekend.

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    sunidhi — August 29, 2012 @ 9:59 am

    wow! wonderful drink. cucumber is very helpful in health and if we can prepare something like this means its great. thanks for posting.

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