Posted in How Sweet Eats
July 21, 2022

Cucumber Mint Margaritas.

This cucumber mint margarita is super refreshing and perfect for summer. A classic margarita made with tequila and lime, infused with fresh mint syrup and cucumber slices – you cannot beat this in the summer heat!

This is the perfect dreamy drink to cool you down this weekend.

Truly, I don’t think I’ve ever had something as refreshing as this cucumber mint margarita. It’s tangy, cooling, fresh, tart and tastes like you’re drinking a super fancy spa water with a hit of tequila.

I LOVE IT.

cocktail shaker with cucumbers

Also, this color? It just screams DRINK ME. I see this glass and imagine holding this in my hands on a hot summer day. Under the shade of course because that’s the only way to survive.

cocktail shaker with margarita

This drink is incredibly simple, one that I almost didn’t share. Because it’s that easy. But it’s something that is so ideal for summer, you won’t be able to live without it.

When we went on our little staycation back in June, we left on the hottest day of the year. There was a cucumber mint margarita on the menu and it sounded so refreshing. It instantly made me think of my cucumber vodka sodas!

I am not madly in love with cucumbers – until they are pickles, of course – but I do enjoy them in drinks and cocktails. I ended up ordering the cucumber mint margarita and it tasted so much better than expected. The ingredient list was simple on the menu, so I figured as much. But nothing tasted artificial and it was wonderfully light. You could tell that the only cucumbers in the margarita were the slices that were dropped into the cocktail – but it worked. 

cucumber mint margaritas

Kind of like how spa water is infused with cucumbers and lemon? It’s like that. Shaking the cucumbers with the cocktail imparts a lot of that fresh, cooling flavor, and then I drop a few of them into the glass too.

Plus, hello, you can snack on them.

cucumber mint margaritas

This was one of the first things I made when we returned home from that trip. I’ve done a mint syrup many times (and often do for coffee in the summer) so that part was easy. It’s something you can prep ahead of time too and keep in the fridge, which I love. 

Shaking this drink together takes no time at all, especially if you have the syrup ready to go. It’s just tequila, fresh lime juice and the mint syrup, plus a handful of cucumber slices to infuse and garnish. 

And some pretty fresh mint too!  (more…)

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Jessica July 21, 2022 at 04:05PM

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