Jalapeno-Cucumber Margarita a Balance of Sugar and Spice

margaritaHappy Friday Friends. Any plans for the long weekend? If you are looking for a new cocktail recipe here is an interesting one.
It’s for Ms. Lori.  She shared that the Cucumber Margaritas from Gabbi’s in Orange, California were fantastic.  I was intrigued.  Tequila and I have not been friends at all since college.  (It was a difficult breakup.)  Then add Jalapenos and Cucumbers?  Hmmm.
I have now come to learn the sweetness from the agave and cucumber immediately followed by the subtle spicy tingle of the fresh jalapeño is a match made in heaven.  Be sure to use GOOD tequila, it makes all the difference in the world.  Here you go:

Jalapeno-Cucumber Margarita

2 Cocktails


4 oz. silver tequila 
3 oz. agave nectar 
3 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 cucumber, enough to produce four wheels 
2-3 jalapenos, depending on desired amount of spice

  1. Peel Cucumber, make sure to remove as much of the rind as possible (Otherwise, the drink may come out bitter). Slice the peeled cucumber into four wheels.
  2. Remove the stems and seeds from the jalapenos. Slice jalapenos horizontally into wheels.
  3. Combine cucumber wheels, jalapenos and lime juice in a blender
  4. Blend until the ingredients are almost liquefied.
  5. Strain the mixture  into a pitcher to remove the solid materials.
  6. Add tequila, agave nectar and ice.
  7. Swirl and serve on the rocks!



Here are a few more recipes from the archives for Memorial Day Weekend:



  1. Thank you Kathleen! I am off to the store shortly to pick up my ingredients. I’m SO excited!

  2. Oh This Is Exactly what i needed tonight! I love it!!!!!!

  3. Melanie S says

    Agave can be found at Trader Joe’s if ya’ll are looking. Gracias Kathleen and Gracias Gabbi!

  4. ::Clink:: so good Sugar. That Agave is the trick and GOOD Too-killa.

  5. Kathleen, where can I find agave and what do you consider “good” tequila? OKTHXBYE

    • Kathleen says

      Trader Joes for Agave. Avion Anejo, Siete Leguas, Jose Cuervo Silver or Gold are all nice Tequilas.

  6. Nelly Center says

    On our second pitcher… BBQ with the neighborhood, good times. Send a virtual hug to my virtual mix master!

  7. Wow I love your blog it’s just beautiful! I’ll be back
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