Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita

I was not prepared to love this variation of the classic Margarita as much as I did. It’ s so refreshing with the addition of the cucumber and the jalapeno gives it an extra kick.
I will also try this drink again by infusing the jalapeno into the tequila. This bar gave me the thought so stay tuned.
Bon Appetit!

Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita

2 slices fresh jalapeño chili (cut lengthwise into slices that are 1/4 inch wide, seeds removed)
3 slices peeled hothouse cucumber (slices are 1/2 inch wide and roughly 1-1/4 inches long – seeds removed if any are present)
3/4 ounce agave nectar
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1.75 ounces Tequila Blanco
Garnish: unpeeled slice of cucumber

Place jalapeño, cucumber and agave nectar in cocktail shaker. Muddle breaking up the chili and cucumber.
Mix in the lime juice, tequila and ice. Shake vigorously.

Pour into a 12-ounce glass.

Source: Matt Baumayr, Sol Cocina, Newport Beach