Rating: 4.62 stars
37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

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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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

170 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 20.7g; fat 0.1g; sodium 2886.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (29)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2015
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/30/2015
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.... Read More
(18)
37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2015
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! Read More
(23)
Rating: 3 stars
04/30/2015
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.... Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2016
I infused an entire bottle of tequila blanco with 4 halved jalapeños and 1/2 of a large (sliced) cucumber. I also added about a cup of triple sec to the tequila. Omit the syrup as triple sec is already sweet...unless you like girlie/dessert types of drinks. :P I let this marinate for 3 days in the fridge. Add the fresh squeezed lime juice when ready to serve! So much fresher that way. :) This recipe is also quite amazing with ripe mango instead of cucumbers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2014
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.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2013
OMG...I put in half a cuke then you can taste it. This is good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2014
These were amazing! I quadrupled the recipe for a party and EVERYONE loved them and wanted the recipe. Some people even went as far as to say it was the best drink they have ever had.... I didn't add the orange liquor and used a little less of the agave nectar than called for. I can't wait to make these again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2016
I made a monster batch of these for my sister's wedding and they were a HUGE HIT! Proportionally speaking I doubled the ratio of jalapenos (we like a good spicy kick here in Texas) and used sweet & sour mix instead of simple syrup. Wonderful & refreshing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2015
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2014
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! Read More
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