Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita

This cucumber jalapeño margarita recipe uses just four
ingredients and is simple to prepare. Just throw everything into
the blender, strain the mixture then drink up! It’s a great
summertime drink that’s a little bit spicy but also incredibly
refreshing. 

cucumber margarita

As it turns out, I still really love margaritas and therefore
can’t go more than two months without posting a recipe. Can you
blame me? Margaritas are the ultimate summer cocktail, and we’re
in full-on summer mode, though for me they’re a year-round
drink.

This recipe was 100% inspired by a spicy margarita recipe I had
while in DC last week. Typically, jalapeño margaritas aren’t my
thing because they’re a little too spicy, but not this
one. The cucumber in this recipe cuts down some of the spiciness
from the jalapeño, and the result is absolute perfection. 

WHY IS THIS THE BEST JALAPEÑO MARGARITA RECIPE? 

  • It’s the perfect mix of spicy yet refreshing
  • It uses fresh, real ingredients
  • There’s NO added sugar, aka no simple syrup, making it the
    best skinny girl margarita 

MARGARITA INGREDIENTS

  • cucumber
  • jalapeño
  • lime juice
  • tequila
  • optional: agave/maple syrup 

TIPS FOR MAKING A JALAPEÑO MARGARITA 

Remove the seeds from the jalapeño before
placing it in the blender; otherwise, the drink will be REALLY
spicy

Opt for a seedless cucumber to avoid the seeds
getting somewhat but not completely blended in the blender

Add sweetener if you wish: I’d say omit the
sweetener to start, then do a taste test and see if it needs it

DO I HAVE TO STRAIN THE MIXTURE? 

Unfortunately yes, and here’s why: If you don’t strain the
mixture, there will be chunks in your drink. Yes, chunks. Little
chunks and bits of cucumber, and you might even end up with a
jalapeño seed or two if they weren’t completely removed before
putting the jalapeño in the blender. Seriously though, don’t
skip this step! It only takes an extra minute or two and the
results are so much better. 

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Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita

This cucumber jalapeño is the best of both worlds: refreshing
and a little spicy. It uses just 4 ingredients and ZERO sugar, so
you’ll feel good drinking it, too.

  • Author: Erin
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 3-4
  • Category: drinks
  • Method: blender
  • Cuisine: cocktail
Ingredients

  • 1 large seedless cucumber
  • 1/2 jalapeño, seeds removed*
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 2 oz. tequila
  • Optional: 1 tbsp agave/maple syrup
Instructions

  1. Slice a lime into fourths, then run one of the lime wedges over
    your glass, then dip the glass directly into salt to salt the
    rim.
  2. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend for 1 full
    minute.
  3. Pour mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl.
  4. Fill cups with ice them pour the margarita overtop. Garnish
    with cucumber and jalapeño.
  5. Enjoy!
Notes

*You can use the whole pepper if you want it to be spicier.

Keywords: margarita, spicy margarita, jalapeño
margarita, cucumber margarita

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