The weather in the pacific NW has beeen absolutely BEAUTIFUL this week, and the forecast only shows continued sunny skies, which is so exciting! While I love the warm weather, it is not something we got a lot around here, so I often try to find ways to cool down. One such way was with margaritas over the 4th of July weekend! I was browsing online and found a jalapeno cucumber margarita, and knew I had to try it.
I love, love, LOVE spicy food! A few summers ago I discovered how great Corona Lights are with a pepper instead of a lime, so there didn’t seem to be any reason to think a margarita wouldn’t be just as delicious… and I was right. Kyle hated it, but to be fair, I’m not sure he has ever thought a margarita tasted good.
The recipe does indicate that the margarita should sit for at least 1 hour for the flavors to develop, and I would agree that this is very important! Make sure to make it enough in advance to let this happen.
Jalapeno-Cucumber Margaritas (from Confections of a Foodie Bride, inspired by Chef Tim Love)
- 1/2 cup tequila
- 1/4 cup orange liqueur
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar)
- 4 thin slices cucumber
- 4 thin slices jalapenos
- Combine all ingredients in a pitcher (I just used a mason jar)
- Chill for at least an hour
- Serve over ice (I also added a splash of club soda, since I had it, just to lighten it up a bit)
I am home alone on a sunny Friday night, and was trying to make my pictures look old with Photoshop… but I have no idea what I’m doing, so this is what I got. 🙂 I think it may be time to whip up a batch of these margaritas, you should too!
Hi Ollie! Look at those modeling skills!