Happy Post-Labor Day weekend This is how we celebrated Summer winding down and saying goodbye to Summer, with cucumber margaritas!
For 2 cocktails you’ll need;
Some coarse kosher salt and optional chili lime seasoning blend to rim the glasses
Lime wedges, for rimming glasses
1-large cucumber I didn’t peel it I got a little more than a cup of cucumber juice
1/4 cup silver tequila -I used silver tequila because it doesn’t have any color and thought it would show off the green from the cucumber.
1/4 cup triple sec
1/4 cup lime juice
*optional* 1 jalapeno pepper, sliced into coins
1. Prepare the glasses: Pour some coarse kosher salt and optional chili seasoning onto a small plate. Run a lime wedge around the rim of each glass and dip in salt mix. If you are using the jalapeno muddle it, that just means smoosh it around a little in the glass to get the juices out
2. Make the cucumber juice: Put the cut cucumbers in a large blender and puree for about 45-60 seconds, until smooth and completely blended. Pour the blended cucumber through a fine mesh strainer and into a bowl or measuring cup to strain the pulp. Use a spoon to stir the pulp mixture around in the strainer to make sure you get as much juice as possible.
4. Mix everything together: Stir to combine and taste, you might need more lime or tequila
The texture was a little thicker than juice but I didn’t find it unpleasant. In fact I found it the opposite, quite pleasant; not cloying sweet at all, very refreshing and light.
Enjoy your long weekend and I’ll see you at pickup.