, Cucumber and Cilantro Margarita

Cucumber and Cilantro Margarita

by James Stevenson

Today I made a tasty Margarita that is so fresh it will make you think of summer. This would be really pretty in a clear punch bowl served at a fun taco party! The cilantro and cucumber pair well together and also invite a refreshing flavor to the tequila. Farmer’s markets are starting and I know cucumbers are a big participant; so this would be lovely made with some locally sourced cucumbers.

, Cucumber and Cilantro Margarita

I also like to make this drink when I have a bunch of left over cilantro. I tend to get a bunch of cilantro at the grocery store and never seem to use it all. Then it goes bad in the refrigerator and I am mad. This Margarita is the solution to extra cilantro or your next outdoor party. What could be better than a fresh cucumber and cilantro Margarita? Not much! I am serving this with a taco bar this weekend! Cheers!

, Cucumber and Cilantro Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 ounces of tequila
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 7 cilantro sprigs (2 sprigs for garnish)
  • 2 tablespoons of cilantro syrup *
  • ½ cup of ice
  • 6 cucumber ribbons (2 for garnish)
  • ½ orange, juiced

Garnish: Cilantro and cucumber

Instructions:

  1. In a cocktail shaker add tequila, limes, cilantro sprigs, cucumber ribbons, cilantro syrup, ice and orange juice
  2. Shake until mixed and chilled
  3. Pour mixture into serving glass

*Recipe: Cilantro Syrup

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ½ cup of packed cilantro

Instructions:

  1. In a sauce pan combine sugar, water, and cilantro.
  2. Let it boil for until sugar dissolves
  3. Strain mixture and let it cool

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