The New, 2023 Drink of the Summer is... the Cucumber Margarita.
Mixly has crafted a delicious new cocktail recipe with sunny sipping (or porch pounding) in mind. This new cocktail recipe is a refreshing take on a classic margarita and features a delightful combination or bright, refreshing flavors. It's the perfect summer-inspired, tequila cocktail. The best part - it's super easy to make!
What's in a Cucumber Margarita?
Like any good margarita recipe, this one starts with a tequila base! We used Casa Noble Blanco and it was delicious. However, if you don't have that specific brand on hand, swap it for your favorite silver tequila or try it with mezcal for a smoky flavor profile. Also included in the recipe, is a bit of Cointreau - a classic ingredient in a traditional margarita. This recipe also needs a little bit of a fresh component to give it that extra margarita zest - fresh lime juice. We muddle some cucumbers for this recipe as well, but this is a step you could skip if you're in a pinch The key ingredient in this cucumber margarita cocktail, of course, is the 3oz of Mixly's cucumber mint lime mixer. Our cucumber mint lime flavor is a special blend of ingredients including: fresh cucumber juice, lime juice, honey and mint. It's the perfect base for a refreshing summer cocktail.
To make the Cucumber Margarita, the liquor is first muddled with cucumber slices to release the juices and flavors of the cucumber. The mixture is then shaken with ice along with Mixly's cucumber mint lime mixer. After shaking, the cocktail is strained into a glass of fresh ice and garnished with a fresh cucumber slice. Don't have a shaker? No problem, this'll taste great in a glass over ice stirred as well.
While the cucumber garnish isn't necessary, it's super cute, adds to the visual appeal of the cocktail and provides the sipper with a little fresh-veggy snack. The cucumber slices in the muddled liquor add a fresh and crisp taste to the margarita that pairs well with the silver tequila and elevates Mixly's cucumber mint lime mixer.
A Cucumber Margarita is a perfect drink for those hot summer days or for those who are looking for a refreshing cocktail with a twist. The unique blend of flavors in this cocktail will delight your taste buds and leave you wanting more.
If you're looking to try something new for the summer, give Mixly's Cucumber Margarita recipe a try. We're always looking for new go-to cocktails and all of us at Mixly agree, our cucumber margarita is DEFINITELY our go-to drink of the summer.
Cucumber Margarita Recipe
• 1.5oz Tequila
• 0.5oz Cointreau
• 0.5oz Lime Juice
• 3oz Mixly Cucumber Mint Lime
• Cucumber Slices
Muddle liquor with cucumber slices, shake with ice and Mixly. Strain into glass of fresh ice. Garnish with cucumber.
Mocktail tip: Swap out the tequila for your favorite NA tequila substitute, add a couple dashes of orange bitters and you have yourself a beautiful summer mocktail.
Give it a try and let us know if you think the Cucumber Margarita is worthy of the 2023 "drink of the summer" title.
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