These fresh cucumber margaritas are amazing y’all. I know cucumber drinks aren’t for everyone, I’ve been at my fair share of happy hours, ordered the cucumber drink off the menu and gotten the whole “ew, I mean I like to eat cucumber but I couldn’t drink it in a cocktail”- well good for you, but I think it’s fab-u-lous. The combination of the fresh cucumber, limes (can’t have margaritas without limes!), and Agavero Orange liqueur is so refreshing, light, and quite honestly tastes like a speakeasy style craft cocktail. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and tart without tasting sugary. That’s my number one cocktail pet peeve. When I first started drinking I was all about the sugary – sweet strawberry margarita probably would have been my preference in college – but then I grew up a bit and realized that the more sugar the worse the hangover, and quite frankly my bod can’t handle all those extra calories.
I love cucumber because it’s pretty much a zero calorie refreshing juice that hydrates you, add in fresh limes (also light and healthy), and really the only calories you’re looking at are the alcohol itself – much better than an drink on the rocks or a “vodka water with lime” IMO. The addition of theAgavero Orange is also a great way to add in some subtle sweetness and extra citrus flavor to the drink. I don’t want to sound cocky by any means, but I kind of consider myself a margarita connoisseur. Margs are something my boyfriend and I bonded over when we met years ago and we have had a blast trying pretty much every tequila on the shelf, store bought mixes, homemade mixes, you name it, until we came up with what we felt was the best combo. Hands down we both go with a reposado tequila, fresh mix, and a splash of orange liqueur. I know everyone has their own preferences, and some other combos can be great, but this in particular always keeps our guests happy!
With all that being said, let's get to it. I know you didn't come here to read about my love of margaritas - you're here to get boozy on some a-maz-ing homemade ones. Msg for 21+, cheers!
GARNISH, OPTIONAL: 1 extra cucumber + 1 extra lime you can slice up to use as garnish.
HOW TO MAKE THE CUCUMBER LIME JUICE:
MARGARITA SERVING INSTRUCTIONS:
*I served this margaritas shaken over ice and then strained into the glass, that's how these instructions are, but if you don't have a shaker don't worry, just mix your marg ingredients together and serve over ice!
To find out more about Agavero Orange, click here!
cheers! xoxo, luca