Cinco de Mayo is in cuatro days and I have a round-up of recipes with a fiesta of flavor for your celebration!
Click on the links in red for a taste and the complete recipe.
To start your fiesta, let’s mix a Cucumber Margarita! This is a favorite margarita we enjoy in the summer with the cool and refreshing flavor of cucumber and lime. I discovered this Cucumber or Pepinita Margarita at a local Mexican restaurant. I’m not a fan of sweet drinks or the artificial taste of sweet-and-sour mix. If you’re a fan of cucumber, I think you’ll like this margarita too! Our local Mexican restaurant uses Tajín as a rimmer (chilies plus lime and salt). I used a Chili & Lime Spice Blend, mixed with Kosher salt.
2 oz. Silver tequila or tequila of choice
2 oz. English or hot house cucumber, grated. Seed and dice cucumber and muddle if you prefer.
1 oz. lime juice
Light agave nectar, to taste
Grate your cucumber into a cocktail shaker. Add ice, lime juice, light agave nectar and tequila. Shake, strain and serve.
Use a lime wedge around the edge of your glass then Tajín or chili-lime-salt blend to rim. Garnish with a slice of cucumber or lime.