Margarita of the Month: July

July 21, 2012

Margarita of the Month: July

Cucumber-Jalapeno Margarita

With a big celebratory day coming up next week (and if you don’t know what that is, tune in on Tuesday…), it’s time for another margarita recipe!

This one is similar in flavor to a fave from LaCava, and is inspired from a recipe printed in the  August 2012 issue of Redbook (yes Redbook… go figure…), so let’s dive right in!

Cucumber-Jalapeno Margarita

The raw ingredients…

For each drink:

1/4 cup peeled and  finely diced cucumber

1/2 fresh jalapeno, diced (this makes a pretty hot drink – for a milder version, take out the seeds and cut down to about a 1/4 of a pepper)

1/4 cup packed Cilantro

3/4 ounce fresh Lime Juice

1/4 ounce light Agave Nectar (or you can use Simple Syrup)

2 ounces good-quality Silver tequila

1/2 oz  Cointreau (or other good orange liquor)

The chopped veggies…

Put the cucumber, jalapeno, cilantro. lime juice and agave nectar in a shaker and muddle well to break down the veggies and release all their flavor…

Adding the agave…

Throw in a couple big handfuls of ice…

Ice, ice, baby…

Then measure out and add the Cointreau and Tequila to the shaker…

Add the booze…

shake your little heart out and strain into a salt-rimmed glass and garnish as desired…

and drink… repeat as needed…

Enjoy your weekend – now back to the kitchen… and the bar…

3 Responses to “Margarita of the Month: July”

  1. […] serves up a Cucumber-Jalapeno Margarita at Eating (and Drinking) around the […]


  2. Bob Says:

    There is a jalapeno tequila drink a local bar makes (it’s not technically a margarita) that I really enjoy. Sometimes it’s a little too hot. Cucumber sounds like the perfect way to smooth it out. I can’t wait to try it!


  3. […] okay, I know… the last Margarita of the Month was also a Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita… and yeah, it was more than a month ago… get […]


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