Thirsty Thursday: Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita

Time for another Thirsty Thursday. This weeks drink is something I've made a couple of times ever since coming across it on Foodgawker. It's perfect for almost any occasion and since we're having chicken enchiladas for dinner tonight I figured this was a perfect fitting for a Thirsty Thursday post. 

You'd be surprised at how well this drink tastes. The cucumber gives it a cool flavor and the jalapeno gives it that spicy kick, which surprisingly works very well together.  Hot and spicy, just like we like our food in our house! 

Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita
Source: Adapted from: Endless Simmer 

Jalapeno (seeded)
5 Fresh Limes
2 Fresh Oranges
¼ cup of Sugar
Gold Tequila
(makes 4 moderate glasses)
Slice 8 pieces of cucumber and jalapeno, add the sugar and crush with a mortar and pestle. (If you don't have a mortar then a heavy spoon would work, but will probably be more work to mash it all up.)
Once the ingredients are crushed, almost forming a paste-like mixture, add to a drink shaker, along with the juice from 4 limes and juice from 2 oranges. Add about 16oz of gold tequila and fill with ice. Shake. Fill two glasses with ice, pour in the margarita and unlike my photo above garnish your drink with a lime and cucumber wedge to make it look all fancy. Drink and enjoy. 
~ LaQuita


  1. Wow - you've got some interesting drink concoctions :) This one isn't for me, but it sure is creative!

  2. wowza, that might be more adventurous than I can handle!

  3. Back in the day, I would of tried that! (and probably threw up too)LOL

  4. Bookmarked this one! Is it really spicy?

  5. Oooooh! This one sounds interesting! I'll have to give it a go. I love cucumber, but how spicy is the drink with the jalapeno?

    I tried the Jolly Rancher Vodka recipe! Total hit! My girlfriends and I want to start creating concoctions for our girls' nights! lol

  6. wow- I never would have thought of those mixed together!

  7. That is really cool! Might have to try that this weekend!

  8. I wish I could drink tequila. So many yummy looking recipes out there. I'm allergic though. :(

  9. wow. sounds interesting, and i trust you that it tastes good. but i am soooo not that adventurous! pass the caesar please! lol