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Spicy Cucumber Margarita | halfbakedharvest.com
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Spicy Cucumber Margarita.

Keeping things fun with this Spicy Cucumber Margarita...uses few ingredients, is a touch sweet, a little bit spicy, and so refreshing...perfect for spring!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 820kcal

Ingredients

  • 4-6 cucumber slices
  • 4 fresh mint leaves (optional)
  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1/2 ounce orange liquor (or 2 teaspoons orange zest, see note)
  • juice from 1/2 lime juice
  • 1-2 jalapeño slices
  • 2 teaspoons honey or sugar, using more or less to your taste
  • ginger beer, for topping (optional)

Chili Salt

Instructions

  • 1. To make the chili salt. Combine the salt, chili powder, and sugar on a shallow plate. Rim your glasses in salt, then fill with ice.
    2. In a cocktail shaker or glass jar, add cucumbers, mint (if using), tequila, orange liquor, lime juice, and honey or sugar. Muddle together, squashing everything to release the juices. Add the jalapeño slices. Fill with ice and shake until combined, about 1 minute, the longer you shake, the spicier it will be.
    3. Strain into your prepared glass. Top with ginger beer, if desired. Garnish as desired with cucumbers and thyme, if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

Orange Liquor: if you don't have orange liquor at home, you either omit this (I often do) or use 2 teaspoons orange zest or a a splash of orange juice.

Nutrition

Calories: 820kcal