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!
2 ounces Anejo Tequila
2 ounces Fresh Lime Juice
1 1/2 ounces Simple Syrup
1/2 ounce Cointreau
1 Fresh Jalapeno Pepper
1/2 cup Ice
Step 1Begin by washing \u0026amp; drying the jalapeno and cucumber.
Step 2Peel half the cucumber and slice 4 pieces into 1/4 inch rounds. Reserve.
Step 3Slice 3 pieces of jalapeno into 1/4 inch rounds, keeping the seeds. Reserve.
Step 4In a shaker, pour the simple syrup and add the cucumber \u0026amp; jalapeno slices.
Step 5Muddle everything together using a muddler. Smash the cucumber \u0026amp; jalapeno as best you can, to release the juice and oils.
Step 6Next, juice your limes.
Step 7Add a large handful of ice to your shaker and pour the lime juice, Cointreau, and tequila into the shaker.
Step 8Close and vigorously shake for 30 seconds to blend (the shaker should become frosted on the outside).
Step 9Fill a large tumbler with ice and place a small sieve over the top.
Step 10Strain the cocktail into the glass, catching any seeds or pulp.
Step 11Garnish with several thinly cut rounds of cucumber \u0026amp; jalapeno pepper. Enjoy immediately!