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Jalapeno and Cucumber Margarita Recipe
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Jalapeno and Cucumber Margarita
Spicy & refreshing, this amazing marg’s infused with hot pepper & cool cucumber. See more

Jalapeno and Cucumber Margarita

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"Nothing tastes better than tequila and jalapeno; the cucumber adds a freshness that helps to mute the jalapeno's bite. The longer it chills, the more jalapeno and cucumber infuses into the tequila. Serve over ice in a salt-rimmed glass, garnished with cucumber slices."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Stir tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur, and simple syrup together in a pitcher with a lid; add jalapeno pepper and thin cucumber slices. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  2. Run a wedge of lime along the rim of each of four pint glasses. Spread kosher salt onto a flat plate; press glass rims into salt to coat. Fill glass with ice and pour margarita over the ice. Garnish with cucumber slice.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 04, 2015

I use half a cucumber sliced thin, half a jalapeno seeded & sliced, 1/4 cup cilantro - muddle them with a wooden spoon in a pitcher. Add 18oz silver tequila, 8oz lime juice, 6oz agave nectar (available at Walmart or Costco), stir & chill for at least an hour. Strain into ice-filled glasses rimmed with a mixture of lime zest & kosher salt. I made some today - happy Cinco de Mayo!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 30, 2015

Being from the San Diego area we've been drinking these margaritas for many years, an if your ever on Shelter Island you can meet the Bartender at Miguels who has been making these for 10 plus years. The trick is to use a guava nectar not syrup an to chop up both the cucumber and Jelopeno into small pieces along with some cilantro, shaken through ice and served with or without salt rimmed glass. No waiting required, just enjoy....


15 Ratings

Aug 14, 2014

Winner of the Gold Star Award! About once a year I find a new recipe that is worthy of more than five stars. This one deserves highest honors. If this doesn’t make you feel the summertime fun, nothing will. I agree with other reviewers that you need to use at least a half a cucumber in order to taste the cucumber. The jalapeno gives it a fun little kick, but they are superb even without the jalapeno—except they go down a little too smooth and a little too fast. Thank you, daddyyumyum, for sharing your outstanding recipe! (P.S. Simple syrup is easy to make, just follow the recipe for Simple Syrup here on allrecipes.)

Nov 01, 2013

OMG...I put in half a cuke, then you can taste it. This is good.

Jun 27, 2014

Love Love Love this recipe --- delicious! I eliminated the simple syrup - think it's sweet enough without. Also - had no fresh lime, so I used the bottled lemon juice. Taste almost just as good! Have fun and Cheers!

Jul 18, 2015

Nice tasting Margarita with the extra cucumber as others suggested, but yielded only three 1/2 c. (4 oz.) servings. Not quite sure where the four "pint" servings came from.

Mar 05, 2015

I used more cucumber slices and muddled them. I could taste the cucumber but didn't taste the jalapenos. Still, this gave me an idea of much spicier cocktail using jalapenos, so thank you for sharing!

Aug 13, 2014

This was good, but the cucumber/jalapeno flavor wasn't as prominent as I was hoping. Maybe a longer infusion, or maybe muddling them a little would work?


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  • Calories
  • 170 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 2887 mg
  • 115%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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