This spicy cucumber jalapeno margarita is the perfect choice for a hot summer day. With refreshing flavors of cucumber and jalapeno, this easy-to-make cocktail will keep your guests coming back for more. So break out the tequila, grab some ice and fresh ingredients, and get ready to make a drink everyone will love
The perfect blend of sweet and spicy, this Spicy Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita is sure to be the hit of your next gathering!
I personally love all sorts of cucumber margaritas. And this one adds a little something special.
With just the right amount of jalapeno and cucumber and tequila, this refreshing cocktail will leave you wanting more.
Don't worry about prepping too much - with just a few ingredients and simple instructions, you can whip up this tasty margarita in no time.
So break out the tequila and get ready for a party - it's time to make a Spicy Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita!
Jalapeño: This vibrant pepper has a pleasingly hot flavor, which makes it a great addition to any margarita. Just don't overdo it, or you could end up with a concoction too spicy for your guests. A few jalapeno slices are all you'll need.
Cucumber: Provides a cooling counterbalance to the heat of the jalapeños. Its mild, refreshing flavor is perfect for this summery cocktail.
Fresh Lime Juice: For an extra burst of zing.
Tequila Blanco: To add some serious potency to the drink. It has fruity and floral notes, with hints of pineapple, grapefruit, and jasmine that combine to create its complex flavor profile. It has a slight sweetness, balanced out by an underlying smokiness and finish of pepper and spices.
Agave Nectar: To sweeten things up without overpowering any of the other flavors. Agave can be substituted with honey or simple syrup as a sweetener. Honey has a more distinct flavor, while simple syrup is more neutral and allows the other flavors in the drink to shine. The substitution does not require any major adjustments, although you may want to reduce the amount of sweetener used to get a better balance of flavors.
Tajin and lime juice (for the rim): Adds just enough spice and brightness to really tie everything together and give your margarita its unique edge.
Ready to spice up your cocktails with a Tajin Rim? First, pour the Tajin into a shallow plate. Then take a lime wedge and drag it against the side of your glass.
Roll the limed edge into the dish to coat it in Tajin. Make sure it sticks - because you're going to want that zesty flavor!
Next, grab yourself a cocktail shaker and add the jalapeno, cucumber, fresh lime juice and muddle for about 45 seconds.
Add tequila, Agave Syrup and 1 cup of ice into the cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
Fill a glass of your choice with the remainder of the ice cubes, strain and pour in the mixture from the cocktail shaker and garnish with cucumber ribbons (optional) skewered on a toothpick!
Finally, add your straw and enjoy!
Need something to really wow your guests? Then check out these garnish ideas that are sure to take your cocktail game to the next level!
We garnished ours above with fresh cucumber and jalapeno slices, along with some lime slices.
Cucumber Ribbons: For an extra classy touch, make sure to slip in some cucumber slices or ribbons as a finishing touch – deliciously stylish!
Fresh Fruit: Whether you opt for a strawberry, lemon or lime wheel, fresh fruit is an easy way to elevate your presentation and add some subtle sweetness.
Herbs: Add a fragrant twist with some herbs like mint, rosemary and thyme – why not even add a few edible flowers for an extra special touch?
Spices (Tajin!): Turn up the heat on your Tajin rim by adding spices like chili flakes or cayenne pepper for a flavorful kick.
Salts: Up the crunch factor with some flaky sea salt that bring out the natural flavors in your beverage – just don't go too overboard!
Lime Slices: An oldie but a goodie! Give your drink an extra zing with slices of lime placed atop or around the rim of the glass.
Spicy Jalapeno Cucumber Margarita
Spice up your night with this tantalizing jalapeno cucumber margarita! Start off with a Tajin-rimmed glass to add some heat, then muddle up some jalapeno and cucumber for a well-rounded flavor. Balance it out with fresh lemon juice and sweet agave nectar, then garnish with extra slices of cucumber and lime – a perfect refresher that'll have you energized from the first sip!
- 3 slices of Jalapeno
- 1 chopped cucumber
- ½ ounce Lime Juice
- 2 ½ ounces Tequila Blanco
- 1 ounce of Agave Nectar
- 2 cups of ice
- To start, prep the glass with the Tajin rim by pouring the Tajin into a shallow bowl.
- Take a lime wedge and squeeze it along the side of your glass.
- Roll the wet edge of the glass in the Tajin.
- In a cocktail shaker, add jalapeno, cucumber, and lime juice, muddle for 45 seconds.
- Add tequila, agave syrup, and 1 cup of ice to the shaker, then shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
- In your prepped glass, add the remainder of the ice from the cocktail shaker then strain and pour your mixture.
- Garnish and enjoy!
For a spicier drink add more jalapeno. For less spice add less. Same with agave, for a sweet drink add more sweetener, for less sweet add less.
To Make a Frozen Margarita
If you want a frozen cucumber margarita, follow the same steps as above. But this time, instead of pouring it into your glass, place the ice inside a blender.
Strain your margarita into the blender and blend until desired texture.
Pour into your glass and serve!
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