Last week in Arizona, Kirstin and I went to dinner with friends to a fun restaurant, Diego Pops. While we were there we tasted so many fun flavors of margaritas and not surprisingly, love them all! One flavor I especially enjoyed was a cucumber margarita. It was really mild and not as sweet as a typical margarita. So when I got home I decided I just HAD to test out a few margarita recipes and this this watermelon cucumber margarita was the clear winner. Its perfect for a day like today, Cinco de Mayo, when everyone is eager to sip on a marg and eat chips and salsa, or for any warm spring or summer day when you just want to cool down. The cucumber leaves you feeling very refreshed and light. Almost spa like.
Initially I wasn’t sure if this would be a salt or sugar rimmed glass type of Margarita, but I now think the next time I whip these drinks up I will rim the glasses with some fun pink or green sugar. Also, make sure your watermelon is fresh and sweet! See the full recipe below and have a margarita-full day lovelies!
Watermelon Cucumber Margaritas
2 coups of watermelon chunks (make sure to use fresh, sweet watermelon)
One cucumber peeled and diced into rough chunks with a few thin slices left aside to use for garnish.
3 ounces tequila
1. Combine watermelon and diced cucumber in blender and puree until smooth.
2. Using a sieve or other mesh strainer over a bowl, pour puree and let the juice run through. Use a spoon or spatula to get the most juice possible.
3. Poor 1.5 ounces of tequila into each sugared glass with ice. Pour juice to rim and gently stir.
4. Add a few cucumber slices for garnish.
5. Sit back, sip and enjoy!