The margarita is the darling of cocktails. With a large variety of flavors and the fact that it can be served both iced and frozen, this cocktail has quickly become one of America’s favorites!
You don’t need to spend a lot of money going to a bar or restaurant to get your margarita fix.
Read on to learn how you can make your very own Cucumber Margaritas right in your own kitchen!
What Makes a Cucumber Margarita Different?
Margaritas are always a crowd favorite; however, the added cucumber flavoring makes this cool, crisp, and refreshing!
Add to that the lime’s acidity, balanced with the orange flavoring from the triple sec, and you’ve got the perfect combination for a tasty cocktail!
Grab the Necessary Equipment
This cocktail can be made with few ingredients and little effort as long as you have the right equipment.
Be sure you have access to a blender, a fine mesh sieve, and a cocktail shaker. If you don’t have a shaker, any jar with a lid that will screw on tightly will work.
Find the Right Ingredients
Next, you’ll want to be sure you have the right ingredients on hand, so you aren’t scrambling at the last minute.
Begin by grabbing three cucumbers from your garden or grocery store. You’ll also want to stock up on plenty of limes, fresh mint leaves, and coarse salt.
Once you’ve got those, you need to stock up on the alcohol! Swing by your local spirits store and purchase your favorite silver tequila and triple sec brands.
You’re ready to begin making your Cucumber Margarita!
How to Make your Cucumber Margarita
Begin making your Cucumber Margarita by peeling two garden-variety cucumbers. Next, slice them in half, lengthwise, and de-seed.
Roughly chop both cucumbers, placing the pieces into a blender.
Blend on medium for 45-60 seconds or until the consistency is a thin liquid.
Using a large bowl, pour the liquid through a finely woven mesh strainer.
The consistency will be thick, so you’ll need to use a spoon to press against and stir the mixture to squeeze the juices through to the bowl.
Continue to do this until all of the blended cucumber has been strained and the juice collected.
Tip: Do this ahead of time and refrigerate the cucumber juice until ready to use.
Now you’re ready to slice your limes. Take one-half of a lime and rub it along the edge of the margarita glass. Next, pour the coarse salt onto a dish and turn the glass upside down, pressing the top edge into the salt.
Fill the margarita glass with ice and set it aside.
Grab the remainder of your limes and squeeze 1 ounce (approximately 2 tablespoons) into a bowl.
You’re ready to begin making the drink! Fill your shaker with ice. Add 2 ounces of cucumber juice (approximately 4 tablespoons), 2 ounces of silver tequila, 1 ounce of triple sec, and 1 ounce of lime juice. Cover the shaker and shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds.
Pour the drink into the prepared margarita glass. Garnish the sides with extra sliced cucumbers, lime wedges, and a sprig of mint for some flare!
Note: There will be enough cucumber juice to make approximately four margaritas. If only serving 1-2 margaritas, you can reduce blending to only one cucumber. However, be sure you have enough cucumber so the blender will work properly in pureeing until it’s at a liquid consistency.
Can I Store Leftover Margaritas?
Yes, you can! If you know you won’t have time to gather the ingredients and equipment when you want to serve your Cucumber Margaritas, make them ahead of time!
Be sure to store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Shake well before serving.
Cucumber Margaritas can be stored for up to 3 days.
Vary Your Drink!
There are several ways you can vary your margarita. One of the most popular is to serve it frozen!
To do this, follow the directions to make the cocktail. Before pouring into the glass, add the liquid to a clean blender. Add 1-2 cups of ice. Blend until slushy, adding more ice to reach the desired consistency. Enjoy!
Make It Sweet
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, try adding some sweetener to your Cucumber Margarita! Add 1-2 teaspoons of agave nectar or 0.5 ounces simple syrup (approximately 1 tablespoon) to your shaker before mixing.
Make It Non-Alcoholic!
Interested in making this a mocktail? It’s easy! Switch out the alcohol with sparkling water and extra cucumber and lime juices. Yum!
Snacks to Serve Alongside Cucumber Margaritas
Munchies are a must when serving this yummy Cucumber Margarita! Here are a few ideas to keep your friends happy!
Serve a charcuterie board with meat, cheese, crackers, nuts, and chocolate. This appetizer covers all the bases, from sweet to savory. It’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!
Revisit an old favorite by serving tortilla chips and warmed queso dip for a quick and easy appetizer!
Make it a Mexican night with these delicious favorites! Dig out your family recipes or try these recipes for Margarita Night and Easy Chicken Fajitas, Mini Tacos, or these Easy Loaded Nachos!
Make a Perfect Cucumber Margarita!
Are you ready to play bartender and make a Cucumber Margarita right in your own kitchen? Making at-home mixed cocktails has never been easier!
Are you interested in learning more about cucumbers? Visit the Cucumbers page on our website. You’ll find blog posts about different varieties, plus helpul growing and care guides for growing cukes.
Perfect Cucumber Margarita
Enjoy the flavor of cucumber and lime in this twist on the classic margarita.
- 3 cucumbers
- 2 oz cucumber juice (made from listed cucumbers)
- 2 oz silver tequila
- 1 oz triple sec
- 1 oz lime juice
- Coarse salt
- Mint leaves
- Lime wedges
- Cucumber slices for garnish
- Peel two cucumbers, slicing them in half, lengthwise. De-seed.
- Roughly chop the cucumbers and place into a blender. Blend on medium for 45-60 seconds, or until the consistence is a thin liquid.
- Pour the liquid through a finely woven mesh strainer into a large bowl.
- Use a spoon to press against and stir the mixture to squeeze the juices through to the bowl.
- Continue to do this until all of the blended cucumber has been strained and the juice collected.
- Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Slice your limes. Take one lime half and rub along the edge of the margarita glass.
- Pour the coarse salt onto a dish and turn the glass upside down, pressing the top edge into the salt.
- Using your remaining limes, squeeze 1 ounce (approximately 2 tablespoons) into a bowl.
- Fill the margarita glass with ice and set aside.
- Fill your shaker with ice. Add 2 ounces of cucumber juice (approximately 4 tablespoons), 2 ounces of silver tequila, 1 ounces of triple sec, and 1 ounce of the lime juice.
- Cover the shaker and shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds.
- Pour the drink into the prepared margarita glass.
- Garnish the sides with extra slice cucumbers, lime wedges, and a sprig of mint.