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From the Bar: Spicy Cucumber Margaritas

September 21, 2012


I have an obsession…it’s spicy drinks! Weird but so delicious. I tasted habañero kombucha some time last year and I haven’t been able to kick the habit. Last weekend, I was invited to a boozy tea party (fun, right?). It was ridiculously hot that day so I wanted to make something refreshing but sorta special, not your typical cocktail – that’s when I decided to combine cucumber juice with lime juice and spicy tequila. Best idea I’ve had in a while. Want to learn how to make this?

Spicy Cucumber Margaritas

makes 8-10 servings

  • 1. Drop sliced jalapeno directly into tequila bottle. Let sit for at least 1 hour and strain (the longer the tequila sits, the spicier it will become). Note: do not leave jalapeno in longer than 24 hours. It can spoil and ruin your tequila…and that would be so sad.
  • 2. Combine the juice of 3 peeled cucumbers and 2 cups fresh squeezed lime. You should have about 3.5 cups of juice mix total.
  • 3. Fill glass with ice
  • 4. Use a shot glass to measure one shot of tequila into the glass
  • 5. Top with juice
  • 6. Sweeten with agave nectar and stir. (Optional/I skip this, I prefer a tart drink)


15 Comments leave one →
  1. September 21, 2012 12:36 am

    Love this! I like spicy drinks as well. Last night I was served fresh ginger muddled with prosecco – fabby

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      September 22, 2012 12:58 pm

      Mmmm! Ginger + Prosecco sounds amazing! I’ll have to try that.

  2. Homemade Stockholm permalink
    September 21, 2012 1:01 am

    looks nice!

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      October 6, 2012 12:50 pm

      Thanks! They were great!

  3. September 21, 2012 5:09 am

    Sounds refreshing – yum! And I love those glasses. Are they vintage?

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      September 22, 2012 12:59 pm

      Hi Jennifer, not sure if the glasses are truly vintage but I found them on Ebay and they were titled Vintage Mad Men Ball Glasses. I love them!

  4. September 21, 2012 8:16 am

    Yum! I love spicy margaritas! xx

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      October 6, 2012 12:51 pm

      Yeah, they’re oddly refreshing :)

  5. September 21, 2012 6:46 pm

    That sounds sooo good! And I love the striped tray and fab glasses.

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      September 22, 2012 1:02 pm

      Thanks! Glasses are from Ebay and the tray is from Ikea :)

  6. September 21, 2012 7:11 pm

    I had my first spicy cocktail this past June in Jackson Hole, WY. I had never heard of spicy margaritas and the first one I had was a little too spicy, but my sister-in-law served a better, less spicy version at her wedding. So delicious! I had to remind myself that I had a limit. haha.

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      September 22, 2012 1:01 pm

      I was just in Jackson Hole, WY! So wierd….and random! Spicy cocktails are definitely not for everyone but once you’re hooked, your hooked, right?!!

      • September 22, 2012 1:29 pm

        Totally. That is weird! My sister and brother in law have a barn out there in Tetonia. So beautiful out there!


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