Spicy, yet refreshing, this Cucumber-Jalapeno Margarita is perfect for sipping on a warm afternoon. Smooth & cool from the cucumber, with tart lime & a spicy jalapeno kick, this drink is finished with a mild exotic vanilla flavor from extra aged Anejo tequila. This cocktail is layered & simply addictive!

Ingredients

2 ounces Anejo Tequila
2 ounces Fresh Lime Juice
1 1/2 ounces Simple Syrup
1/2 ounce Cointreau
1 Fresh Jalapeno Pepper
1 Cucumber
1/2 cup Ice

Directions

Step 1
Begin by washing \u0026amp; drying the jalapeno and cucumber.

Step 2
Peel half the cucumber and slice 4 pieces into 1/4 inch rounds. Reserve.

Step 3
Slice 3 pieces of jalapeno into 1/4 inch rounds, keeping the seeds. Reserve.

Step 4
In a shaker, pour the simple syrup and add the cucumber \u0026amp; jalapeno slices.

Step 5
Muddle everything together using a muddler. Smash the cucumber \u0026amp; jalapeno as best you can, to release the juice and oils.

Step 6
Next, juice your limes.

Step 7
Add a large handful of ice to your shaker and pour the lime juice, Cointreau, and tequila into the shaker.

Step 8
Close and vigorously shake for 30 seconds to blend (the shaker should become frosted on the outside).

Step 9
Fill a large tumbler with ice and place a small sieve over the top.

Step 10
Strain the cocktail into the glass, catching any seeds or pulp.

Step 11
Garnish with several thinly cut rounds of cucumber \u0026amp; jalapeno pepper. Enjoy immediately!