If your drink of choice isn’t beer or Irish whiskey, consider this green tequila drink with a green garnish for St. Patrick’s Day. It was sent to us by Milagro Tequila, titled “Cool as a Cucumber Margarita.”
Ahem. Every drink made with tequila is not a Margarita; yet, each week we are sent a mis-named “Margarita” recipe that only serves to confuse consumers. Let us elaborate:
A classic Margarita is a tequila and lime juice drink sweetened by Cointreau or other orange liqueur.
While you can stretch the concept and substitute another fruit liqueur and/or fruit purée to call it, say, a Mango Margarita, you can’t call a cucumber drink with tequila that has no orange liqueur or lime juice a Margarita of any kind.
So, we renamed this cocktail. Feel free to submit your own name.
Ingredients Per Drink
Green enough for St. Patrick’s Day. Photo courtesy Milagro Tequila.
1. MAKE the rim garnish and coat half the rim: With your finger, wet half the outside rim of a rocks glass with water; then twist the rim into a plate of the salt and pepper mix. You can garnish the entire rim, but not everyone may want the salt and pepper.
2. COMBINE the tequila, lime juice and cucumber slices in a blender. Blend and pour over fresh ice into the glass.
3. GARNISH with the cucumber spear and lime wheel and serve.
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