Cucumber Margarita is a super refreshing option for this summer!
You will love this twist on the original margarita recipe with its slightly sweet, sour, and refreshing flavor!
What is Cucumber Margarita?
This cucumber margarita is fresh, crisp, and delicious, making it the perfect cocktail to enjoy in the sun. It’s easy to make with fresh ingredients like Tequila, Orange Liqueur, freshly squeezed Lime Juice, Fresh Cucumbers, Chili Powder, and Agave Nectar and it’s ready in less than 10 minutes!
This Cucumber Margarita provides fiber from the cucumber, small amounts of vitamin C, provitamin A, and vitamin E, and, in even smaller proportions, B vitamins such as folates, B1, B2, and B3. Small amounts of beta-carotene are found in their skin. it becomes the most refreshing and healthy drink for hot days.
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Ingredients for Cucumber Margarita
Here’s what you’ll need for this cocktail:
- Orange Liqueur
- Fresh Cucumbers
- Freshly Lime Juice
- Agave nectar
- Chili Powder. (Optional to Rim the Glass)
(Scroll below to the printable recipe card for details and measurements.)
How to Make Cucumber Margarita?
1.-In a cocktail shaker add tequila, orange liqueur, fresh cucumber, lime juice, and agave nectar
2.- Macerate all the ingredients carefully until obtaining the juices
3.-Add ice and shake vigorously for 5-10 sec
4.- Stir the content into a short glass previously rim it with chili powder (optional)
5.-Decorate the cocktail with a slice of a cucumber and a sprig of fresh mint
Guide to Tequilas
According to the characteristics acquired in processes after distillation, Tequila is classified as:
- Joven or Gold.
- Extra Añejo.
A product whose commercial alcohol content must, where appropriate, be adjusted with dilution water.
Joven or Gold
A product capable of being doomed. Its commercial alcoholic content must, where appropriate, be adjusted with dilution water. Abocado is understood as the procedure to soften the flavor of Tequila, by adding one or more of the following ingredients: caramel color, natural oak or oak extract, glycerin, and sugar-based syrup
A product capable of being doomed, subject to a maturation process of at least two months in oak or oak wooden containers. Its commercial alcoholic content must, where appropriate, be adjusted with dilution water.
Tequila Ripening is understood as the slow transformation of the product that allows it to acquire additional sensory characteristics, obtained by physicochemical processes that naturally take place during its stay in oak barrels.
Tequila must mature in American oak barrels containers for at least two months.
A product capable of being doomed, subject to a maturation process of at least one year in oak or oak wooden containers, with a maximum capacity of 600 liters, its commercial alcoholic content must, where appropriate, be adjusted with dilution water.
A product capable of being doomed, subject to a maturation process of at least three years, without specifying the maturation time on the label, in direct contact with the wood of oak or oak containers, with a maximum capacity of 600 liters, its commercial alcoholic content must, where appropriate, be adjusted with dilution water.
Variation of a Cucumber Margarita
When we prepare Cucumber Margarita, we have many options to prepare them with different flavors, and distillates or liqueurs!
Here are some of them, just be creative!
Jalapeño Pepper- Give it that spicy touch by adding a few pieces of jalapeño pepper.
Coriander- Add a small bunch of coriander to enhance the flavor of this delicious margarita!
Mezcal – Change the tequila for mezcal if you like that smoky touch, cucumber goes well with this Mexican spirit!
Tequila-Flavored Cucumber – Use cucumber-flavored tequila to enhance the flavor!
Mocktail – Turn it into a mocktail by removing the alcohol!
When to serve Cucumber Margarita?
Cucumber Margarita is so refreshing so in hot weather, it is excellent to cool off with this delicious cocktail!
Here are some options to prepare it!
Try it as a:
- Pool parties
- In a Pic Nic
- Game day
- BBQ Day
- Movie Night
- Happy hour drink
- 5 de Mayo
- Watching the Sunset
- Beach Day
- Use frozen glasses to keep your Cucumber Margarita super cold for those hot days.
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- 1 ½ oz tequila (any, but white is recommended)
- 1 oz orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier or Cointreau)
- ½ cup fresh cucumbers cut into pieces
- ½ oz lime juice
- 1 teaspoon of agave nectar
- 1 to 2 teaspoons chili powder or Tajin, optional for rimming the glass.
- 1 cucumber slice and a sprig of mint optional for garnishing
- Add tequila, orange liqueur, fresh cucumber, lime juice, and agave nectar in a cocktail shaker.
- Macerate all the ingredients carefully until obtaining the juices
- Add ice and shake vigorously for 5-10 sec.
- Stir the content into a short glass previously rim it with chili powder (optional)
- Decorate the cocktail with a slice of cucumber and a sprig of fresh mint.
· Use frozen glasses to keep your Cucumber Margarita cold for those hot days.
Amount Per Serving Calories 273Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 906mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 4gSugar 17gProtein 3g
Nutrition information isn´t always accurate!