LYK Relaxation Station: Cool Cucumber Margarita

by Pearl


I don’t think anybody would argue with that the anticipation of the upcoming three day weekend has made this the slowest work week EVER!  Not to mention Mr. Golden Sun who has been teasing me all week through the window of my fluorescently lit cubicle.  However, it wasn’t until Wednesday night’s events that time actually began to stand still.

Deep in my laboratory (aka my kitchen) the fate of my weekend was sealed when I crafted the perfect Labor Day Weekend Libation.  Cool and refreshing, sweet, but so very smooth. Until we should me again, the object of my desire would remain a Cucumber Margarita.

While I hate to make your Friday drag on more than necessary by tantalizing you with the details of the cocktail that awaits you, it would be too selfish if I didn’t share this with you.  This margarita’s flavor is bursting with freshness because it base is simply fresh cucumber and lime.  The texture is uniquely frothy and light.  And the cucumber has the ability to curb the sweet, sour, or strong flavor that might taint your palate after a margarita…or two.

With that said, please heed my caution:  These Cucumber Margaritas go down too smooth and too fast.  But I wouldn’t exactly call that a bad thing on a Friday afternoon.

 

Here’s how its done:

Peel and chop up the cucumber, into about 6 pieces.

Place cucumber in a blender.

Juice several small limes or a couple of big limes. You can do this directly into the blender.

Help me, help you.

Add the fresh lime juice, triple sec, tequila, agave, and salt.

Blend on high until completely combined and there are no more cucumber chunks.

It’ll be a little frothy, but that’s cool.

On a shallow, small plate mix salt and sugar. I also like to used a coffee filter to rim glasses since it helps to coat the rim evenly, but if you don’t have one on hand, any old surface will do, really. Trace the rim of each glass with a lime wedge, then dip onto the salt/sugar mixture and give it a twist & twirl.

Fill the glass 3/4 full with ice cubes, then pour in the margarita and garnish with a nifty straw and lime wedge.

 

Have a fabulously wonderful Labor Day Weekend! Check out our Part 1 and Part 2 Labor Day BBQ Posts if you are looking for some rockstar BBQ food ideas.

 

Cool Cucumber Margarita

Print Recipe

Serves 2-3

Ingredients:

1 English cucumber, peeled

Juice of 2-3 large limes

3 oz. Triple Sec

3 oz. silver tequila

3 tsp agave nectar

Pinch of salt (less than 1/8 tsp)

 

Rim Ingredients:

1 tsp Salt

2 Tbsp Sugar

1 lime wedge

 

Directions:

Blend the cucumber, lime, aqave nectar, Triple Sec, tequila, and a pinch of salt until smooth and frothy and serve over ice.

To rim your glass mix salt and sugar and spread out mixture on a plate (I’ll often use a coffee filter instead, some reason it works really well) in the shape in size of your glass.  Rub the lime around the rim of your glass.  Then place the glass rim down in your mixture and rotate back and forth to coat the rim of the glass.

 

From the Yellow Kitchen, 

Mixmaster Pearl

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4 Comments to “LYK Relaxation Station: Cool Cucumber Margarita”

  1. I would never think to use cucumbers in a margarita but it looks so good! I bet it wouldn’t be overly sweet like so many are. Looks super refreshing and delish!

  2. Ohhh my goodness I want this drink! So cooland refreshing!

  3. Chrissy

    Literally like honey on the lips! We are planning to make them again, poolside, this weekend!

  4. Chrissy

    Totally! It’s just so fresh and refreshing! Pearl has some good ideas up her sleeve and we had a lot of fun making this one and guzzling it down. That’s for sure.