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Spicy Cucumber Margarita

This Spicy Cucumber Margarita is going to be your new favorite drink. It's light, refreshing and low in sugar! If you don't handle spice well, don't worry. This drink only has a light kick to it, but is totally customizable if you wanna turn up the heat too!

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a cucumber jalapeno margarita in a glass with a tajin rim and a cucumber slice as a garnish

why you’ll love this recipe

This Spicy Cucumber Margarita is easy to make and is super refreshing!

It’s made with really simple ingredients like fresh cucumber, jalapeno and lime juice.

This margarita isn’t overly spicy either, but has just the right amount of kick to add flavor.

Made with a hot honey and tajin rim for added flavor.

The perfect summer drink to make with friends!

Uses mostly pantry ingredients and is low in sugar.

Pairs perfectly with my homemade vegan guacamole or mango pico de gallo!

all the ingredients that you need to make this jalapeno cucumber margarita

ingredients and Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for my Spicy Cucumber Margarita. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of this page for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

Rim the glass with hot honey and tajin for added flavor. You can use regular honey, agave or even lime juice in replace. If you don’t like tajin, use course salt or make your own mixture with sugar and chili powder.

Use fresh, english cucumber and jalapeños.

Blender the cucumber and jalapeños with water until well combined.

I used 21 seeds Valencia Orange tequila because I thought the orange would add a lovely sweet flavor, which it did and honestly it’s all I really had on hand! However, they also have a cucumber jalapeno one that would be PERFECT for this recipe. You can also use any type of unflavored tequila in replace.

Fresh lime juice is always recommended, however you can also use lime juice from a bottle.

Just a touch of agave to sweeten up this drink and to help balance out the flavors.

how to make

ONE: Start by riming the glasses with hot honey and tajin. First add hot honey to plate and then place the glass on it until it’s well coated. Next, add tajin to a plate and dip the glass and coat well. Place them in the freezer in the meantime while you prepare the other ingredients.

TWO: Next, add fresh cucumber and jalapeno slices to a blender with water and then blend until well combined. Use a mesh strainer to remove the pulp from the juice. Discard the pulp.

THREE: In a cocktail shaker, combine the tequila, fresh lime juice, agave and ice. Cover and shake well.

FOUR: Add ice to the prepared glasses and then add in the tequila mixture (without the ice). Top it off with the cucumber jalapeno juice, garnish and enjoy!

two cucumber jalapeno margaritas with tajin rims and cucumber garnishes.

Tips and tricks

Place your rimmed glasses in the freezer to get nice and cold while you prepare the other ingredients.

Use a mesh strainer to separate the juice from the pulp.

If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, use a protein shaker!

How to serve and store

Serve this spicy cucumber margarita on the rocks in a chilled glass. Enjoy with dinner, appetizers like chips and salsa or guac or just on it’s own for a little homemade happy hour.

Store the juice serperately in an airtight container in the fridge. You can make the juice ahead of time!

How does it Taste

This spicy margarita is incredibly light and refreshing. It’s subtly sweet and has a small, spicy kick as an aftertaste. Drink it without a straw so you get the flavors from the hot honey and tajin rim.

frequently asked questions

Can I make the cucumber jalapeños juice ahead of time?

Yes, definitely! Strain the juice from the pulp and store the juice in an airtight container in the fridge.

How long will the cucumber jalapeño juice last for?

When stored properly, 3-5 days.

How can I make it more spicy?

Add in more jalapeños than what the recipe calls for and vise versa, if you don’t want it spicy just leave them out.

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Spicy Cucumber Margarita

This Spicy Cucumber Margarita is going to be your new favorite drink. It's light, refreshing and low in sugar! If you don't handle spice well, don't worry. This drink only has a light kick to it, but is totally customizable if you wanna turn up the heat too!
PIN RECIPE
PREP TIME:
5 minutes
COOK TIME:
5 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
10 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

Cucumber Jalapeno Juice (yields 2 cups)

  • 2 large cucumbers.
  • 1/2 - 1 jalapeno, depending on spice level. 
  • 2 cups filtered water

Margarita 

  • 1.5 oz tequila (one shot).
  • 1 tbsp agave.
  • 1 lime, juice of about 1-2 tbsp.
  • 1/4 cup cucumber jalapeno juice. 

Additionals:

  • Ice
  • Cucumber slice for garnish 
  • Hot honey, for the rim
  • Tajin, for the rim 

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

6 servings

Directions

  1. Start by riming the glasses with hot honey and tajin. First add hot honey to plate and then place the glass on it until it's well coated. Next, add tajin to a plate and dip the glass and coat well. Place them in the freezer in the meantime while you prepare the other ingredients. 
  2. Next, add fresh cucumber and jalapeno slices to a blender with water and then blend until well combined. Use a mesh strainer to remove the pulp from the juice. Discard the pulp. 
  3. In a cocktail shaker, combine the tequila, fresh lime juice, agave and ice. Cover and shake well. 
  4. Add fresh ice to the prepared glasses and then add in the tequila mixture (without the ice). Top it off with the cucumber jalapeno juice, garnish and enjoy! 

Notes

  • Place your rimmed glasses in the freezer to get nice and cold while you prepare the other ingredients.
  • Use a mesh strainer to separate the juice from the pulp.
  • If you don't have a cocktail shaker, use a protein shaker!

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