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Cucumber Margaritas with Chili Salt

Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After enjoys a cucumber Margarita at her home in Connecticut

If there’s anyone who is going to TGIF with a margarita, IT’S GONNA BE MAY! Lol, ok whew, now that I’ve gotten that out of my system: margaritas are a crowd pleaser cocktail. They really are. And that’s why when I entertain I find myself creating different spins on the marg to water my guests.  I’ve been loving drinking green juices recently, and I sometimes love the idea of cocktails made with veggie juice. I mean, the Bloody Mary being the most famous among them! When we went to Flora Farms in Mexico, I swooned over the vegetable juice-based cocktails– and I totally channeled them when I whipped up this Cucumber Margarita with Chili Salt! 

This cocktail is so yummy and perfect for Cinqo De Mayo– you can make them in a big batch or one by one.  If you don’t like salt on the rim of your glass (I mean can we even be friends?) that’s fine, but if you do– this chili salt is the bomb! I like having these margs with girlfriends at Happy hour with some chips and guacamole nearby…and my grilled tuna steaks for dinner! So delicious. This recipe makes 1 cocktail. 

Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After peels the skin off a cucumber for cucumber margaritas
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After blends cucumber juice for cucumber margaritas
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After cuts up limes for her cucumber margaritas

Ingredients…

  • 3 oz. Tequila
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 lime sliced for garnish
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon simple syrup
  • 1/2 cup Maldon Salt
  • 1 pinch Chili Powder
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After squeezes a lime into shaker while making cucumber margaritas
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After pours fresh cucumber juice into a cocktail shaker for cucumber margaritas
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After pour tequila into a cocktail shaker for cucumber margaritas
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After pour tequila into a cocktail shaker for cucumber margaritas

Begin by prepping your glass.  Take a lime wedge, and rub it around the rim of your cocktail glass.  Mix your Maldon salt and pinch of chili powder on a salad plate, and place your glass upside down on top of the salt to create your chili salt rim.  Next, cut up the half cucumber, and toss it in a blender or food processor with 1/2 cup of water.  Blend until smooth.  Strain through a mesh strainer or nut milk bag in to a cocktail shaker.  Add the tequila, juice of 1 lime, and simple syrup.  Add ice.  Shake well in the cocktail shaker.  Fill your cup with ice, and strain your cocktail in to the glass.  Garnish with a slice of lime.  Enjoy responsibly!

Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After salts the rim of her martini glass
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After salts the rim of her martini glass
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After salts the rim of her martini glass
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After salts the rim of her martini glass
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After uses a cocktail shaker to make cucumber margaritas at her home in Connecticut
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After pours cucumber margaritas into a glass at her home in Connecticut
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After pours cucumber margaritas into a glass at her home in Connecticut
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After pours cucumber margaritas into a glass at her home in Connecticut
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After shares her recipe for cucumber margaritas with Chili Salt
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After shares her recipe for cucumber margaritas with Chili Salt

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Photography by Julia Dags

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4 Comments

  1. Ryan says:

    These look amazing!! Can’t wait to whip up a batch!

    05.03.19 Reply
  2. Lauren says:

    Oooh. Adding this to my list of planned cocktails to make for backyard hangs this summer.

    05.03.19 Reply