56 – cucumber & mint margarita’s

13 May

Cucumber & Mint Margarita’s…

Brian and I decided to make a little Sunday afternoon cocktail on day 56 (holy shit I can’t believe I turn 30 in 56 days!!!!) and it’s delish.

ingredients (makes 1):

2 large mint leaves, plus more for garnish
6 thin slices cucumber
3/4 shot lime juice
1/2 shot simple syrup
2 shots tequila
ice

In a shaker or lidded jar, muddle together the mint, cucumber, lime juice and syrup, until the herb is well-bruised and the cucumber is a bit pulpy. Add the tequila and some ice, and shake well. Strain the drink into two glasses with plenty of ice. Garnish with mint.

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14 Responses to “56 – cucumber & mint margarita’s”

  1. hodgepodge4thesoul May 13, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    that looks so refreshing! thanks for sharing… 🙂

  2. the usual bliss May 13, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

    LOVE adult beverages made with cucumber! My other favorite random ingredient for cocktails is basil. It sounds nice to be back home with your man!

    • katemcclafferty May 13, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

      Tell me your basil drink recipes! Oh and yes it’s so nice to be back home with my man:)

      • the usual bliss May 14, 2012 at 11:05 am #

        I don’t have any! But I always order them. 🙂 Hm. Maybe that should be my new recipe for the week- I’ll share it if I find a good one.

      • katemcclafferty May 14, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

        Keep me posted if you find a good one! It sounds yummy!

  3. I’ve never had a beverage with cucumber. Looks refreshing!!

  4. depressionavoyage May 14, 2012 at 5:49 am #

    Thanks, I will have to try them I developed a great taste for Margarita’s especially in the summer.

  5. Suzanne May 14, 2012 at 10:40 am #

    Gosh I wish I could grab that through the screen & take a big gulp. And also that placemat while I’m grabbing things. I’m always looking for new ways to use mint – so thanks! Can’t wait to try these this summer.

  6. Texas Rambler May 14, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    Janet love mint so I need to show her this… I’ll just take mine plain and frozen… 🙂

  7. eatwithfatjoe May 16, 2012 at 6:48 am #

    Gotta love girls who drink!!

  8. sophiaharcourt May 16, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

    Oooh I love it! I will have to bring these ingredients with me for my Memorial Day weekend/My birthday getaway to Antlantic Beach, NC. Found a condo right on the beach 3 days ago. So excited. Plus Atlantic Beach will be celebrating 75yrs with fireworks on that Saturday (aka: my bday) and the owner of the condo where I am staying said that the fireworks can be viewed from the balcony. Yip Me! Added to todo list: find good tequila, make simple syrup;). Thanks for sharing.

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