You’ve just found your new favorite summer cocktail! This refreshing cucumber margarita recipe is perfect for pool parties or happy hours at home.
With tequila, fresh cucumbers and lime juice blended to tasty perfection and finished with a Tajin rim, this pitcher cocktail is one of my favorite drinks to sip when the weather is warm.
I learned how to make this tequila cocktail while on vacation in Mexico and I freaking love it! It’s super simple and full of fresh flavors. If you love to make easy cocktails at home as I do, this is a must-try!
Casa Noble sent me the tequila. I am very grateful for liquor companies that send me product so that I can share the cocktail posts that I would share with you anyway. Do you know how much it costs to buy a bottle of liquor just for one post?
BTW, Casa Noble is delicious. But as always, all opinions are my own. This post also includes affiliate links which means if you purchase through one of these links, I am compensated.
You’ll LOVE this yummy Cucumber Margarita Recipe!
A Cucumber Margarita Cocktail Straight From Mexico
You HAVE to make this drink! Aside from being crazy delicious, it is also a drink that was made for us on my recent trip to Villa del Palmar in Loreto, Mexico. And I had to share it with you! So I thought it would be perfect for National #TequilaDay. It falls on July 24, but I think any day can qualify really.
I was really inspired by a lot of different things on our trip to Mexico. And when I got home I found that I was missing the food and drinks and have been trying to recreate them. We had these yummy Mexican Tostadas and I can’t stop making them for my family.
This drink has tons of memories tied to it from the trip. One of my favorite things about it is that it was made by a bartender who grew up about 15 minutes from where I did!
Every single staff member was amazing and Jorge was no exception. I really enjoyed hearing his story and finding out how he ended up in Baja California. And he made the best cucumber margarita.
How to Make a Blended Cucumber Margarita
To make your own cucumber margarita, you will need:
- a gorgeous tequila, like this one from Casa Noble
- Triple Sec
- A fresh cucumber
- Fresh squeezed lime juice
- A lime wedge
- A blender, I use this one and love it!
Is there anything quite as refreshing as a cucumber? I think not. And fresh lime is my jam. I have limes around my house at all times. Just in case. Right now I’ve been using a half of fresh squeezed lime juice and a drizzle of good olive oil as my salad dressing of choice. So good.
Why a Blended Margarita?
When Jorge brought out the blender for our cucumber margaritas, Dinah and I just about jumped over the counter at him. We do not like a blended margarita. He assured us that we would like the final product. And he was right.
You simply blend the cucumber, lime juice, and liquors together. The cucumbers do not get totally pureed so it leaves little bits of the fresh cucumber throughout your drink which I loved.
You could probably get a similar flavor if you muddled the cucumber and lime instead of blending, but I think this method is best.
Which type of blender is best for making cocktails?
Hands-down, my favorite blender for making drinks like this one is the Ninja. It’s so small and works so well.
If you don’t have a Ninja yet, just get up, get your keys and purse and go get one. Best thing to ever happen to me. It’s seriously a life changer and I use it for EVERYTHING.
Rim the Glass with Tajin
You can’t drink this cucumber margarita without rimming the glass with Tajin. I mean, I guess you can. But it won’t be the full experience. But do what you want to do. I can’t force you…But if you are a rule follower, like me, then you will do it.
What is Tajin?
What is Tajin, you ask? It’s a seasoning. All I know is Jorge rimmed my glass with it for the cucumber margarita and I’m addicted. I am not a salt on my margarita glass gal but THIS is delicious!
On my first grocery store trip after I got home, I walked into the market and there was a table set up with tons of Tajin. Of course, I made a beeline for the table. I took that as a sign that I was supposed to buy some.
It is easy to find in the Mexican section of most grocery stores. Or maybe it is just easy for me since I’m in So Cal. I’m certain you can buy it online if you have to. And you HAVE to. They also sell this super handy container of Tajin that is perfect for cocktails!
How to rim a glass for a margarita
To rim a glass, in case you are living under a rock and don’t know how (I’m not judging, but really you should get out more), just take a wedge of lime and rub it on the rim of the glass. Then pour out some Tajin on a plate and run the rim of the glass in it. The lime helps the seasoning adhere to the glass.See, like this.Oh hey. There’s my son. Like a moth to a flame, when I’m shooting cocktail posts this one shows up. He demands I take a photo and he’ll finally move on. He’s 5 1/2 years old and in a full-on baby phase right now. It’s probably why more cocktail posts have been showing up on the blog lately…(omg, I just went through and updated this old post to make sure it was written correctly and my baby is now 10! SO crazy!)
What is the best tequila for margaritas?
Now back to the world’s best cucumber margarita. Absolute perfection. I have to say, the Casa Noble tequila was clean and smooth with a silky quality. I don’t know much about the different types of tequila but I can tell you that I am a BIG fan of the Crystal variety.Float a cucumber right on top for an added dose of cucumber.And then drink it up. Responsibly, of course. Thank you for introducing this fine cocktail to us, Jorge!
Celebrate National Tequila Day!
Do you celebrate National #TequilaDay? I never have before but I think I will be adding it to my calendar for the future. I don’t drink a lot in the week, but it just feels wrong not to when it is a National “day”. And I’m certainly not only going to keep this yummy margarita recipe for this day. I’m going to drink this one all summer long. Maybe you aren’t going to make a margarita with cucumber but I encourage you to at least take some tequila shots. FYI, no one licks salt off anything in Mexico when doing a shot. I didn’t think about that until I was putting this post together and was like what kind of salt do I use, on account of the fact that I am that much of a tequila shot novice. A good tequila, some fresh lime. Done.Happy National #TequilaDay! I’d love to hear if you love a cucumber margarita as much as I do! And in case you are wondering, this recipe is easy to multiply and make by the pitcher!!
More Posts from Sunny Mexico
If you liked this post you might also want to check out:
- My trip to Loreto, Mexico where I learned about this drink.
- Tequila fans will love this Mexican Mule cocktail recipe.
- Do you like spice? Try this Serrano Margarita.
- Hosting a girl’s night soon? Throw a Chicks and Salsa party!
Printable Cucumber Margarita Recipe
- 4 slices fresh cucumber, skin removed (3 for the drink, one for floating on top to make it look pretty)
- 1 oz. fresh lime juice
- 1 oz Triple Sec
- 1 1/2 oz. Tequila
- Lime Wedge
- Tajin to rim the glass
- Add cucumber slices, lime juice, Triple Sec and Tequila to a blender and blend well.
- Rim cocktail glass with Tajin by rubbing first with lime.
- Add ice to the glass.
- Pour mixture from blender over ice.
- Top with cucumber slice.
- Makes one drink.
This recipe is easy to make into a large batch cocktail! And trust me, you'll want more than one. So make a large batch of the cucumber puree!
Serving Size1 Servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 560Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 0mgSodium 35778mgCarbohydrates 98gFiber 49gSugar 17gProtein 15g
It’s SO yummy!
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