Cucumber Margaritas are the perfect refreshing poolside or Cinco de Mayo cocktail! Easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser, this drink never goes out of style!
I love margaritas of all shapes and sizes, but the Cucumber Margarita is probably my favorite. It takes the great lime flavor of your standard margarita and adds the refreshing taste of cucumber for a super tasty cocktail! Looking for more flavors to mix with your margs? Try my Coconut Margarita recipe for an added punch of coconut water and pineapple deliciousness!
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These margaritas have an awesome combination of fresh and flavorful ingredients. From the freshly squeezed lime juice to the cucumbers and lime garnish. Perfect for parties or Taco Tuesday, these smooth and refreshing cocktails are often on our menu!
This Cucumber Margarita recipe is super simple but tastes complex! The fresh ingredients blow store-bought margarita mix out of the water! This recipe also brings with it fewer calories and processed sugars!
Cucumber Margarita Ingredients
- Fresh Lime Juice – Fresh juices make all the difference in cocktails!
- Triple Sec
- Grand Marnier – This is a delicious upgrade to your margarita! If you don’t have any on hand, you can skip it or use more triple sec.
- Lime slices or cucumber slices – Don’t forget your garnish! You could even put both on each glass.
Now, all you need are glasses and a blender!
This margarita recipe barely has steps! The ingredients are the key here to a tasty cocktail that’s not made with flavored syrups.
How to Make a Cucumber Margarita
- To start, add the cucumber slices, tequila, lime juice, triple sec, and ice to your blender. Then blend that all together until it’s smooth.
- If you want to add a rim to your glasses, do it now. To do this, run a lime slice around the rim of the glass to moisten it. Then dip the top of your glass into some margarita salt or Tajín Clásico Seasoning Rimmer like I did here.
- Pour into glasses and top each margarita with a tablespoon of Grand Marnier and garnish with a lime wedge. Drink and enjoy!
That’s really it! I prefer using a tequila resposado which is a golden tequila rested in barrels and aged up to a year. Silver tequila, or even flavored tequila, will also work here in a pinch!
How to Spice Up a Margarita
Want to add a little extra to your drinks? This Cucumber Margarita recipe is just the beginning!
Add a salted rim: Wet the rim of your glasses and dip into salt. Let glasses sit until the salt has dried to the rim.
Love a little kick? Mix some jalapeños into the blender before processing.
Prefer your margaritas on the rocks? Blend the cucumbers, lime juice, and alcohol, then pour into a glass filled with ice!
Try these other classic cocktails!
- Mexican Sunset
- Grasshopper Cocktail
- Cranberry Margarita
- Spiked Strawberry Lemonade
- Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail
- More cocktail recipes…
Tools used to make this Cucumber Margaritas recipe
Blender: This blender is great for making sauces, cocktails, and more! Sturdy and dependable, it’s been in my kitchen for years without fail.
Chef’s knife: This knife is a dream! From chopping potatoes to thinly slicing cucumbers, this knife is the first one I look for in my kitchen.
Margarita glasses: I love these glasses! They’re great for serving cocktails or letting my kids feel fancy during dessert.
*This post originally posted on 06/21/2013.
- 1 cucumber cut into 1/4-inch slices
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/2 cup triple sec
- 3/4 cup reposado tequila (or silver tequila)
- 6 cups ice
- Tajín Clásico Seasoning Rimmer for glasses
- 1/4 cup Grand Marnier orange liqueur
- Lime slices for garnish
- Add cucumber slices, lime juice, triple sec, tequila, and ice to a blender.
- Blended until margaritas are smooth.
- Run a lime slice around the rim of each rocks or margarita glass to moisten it. Dip into Tajín Clásico Seasoning Rimmer or margarita salt to coat the rim of each glass.
- Pour margaritas into prepared glasses, being careful not to knock off the rim.
- Top each margarita with a tablespoon of Grand Marnier, and garnish with lime slice.
Nancy Martin says
My friend and I frequent a local Mexican Restaurant, they make a Cucumber/Cayenne Margarita that is to die for. Maybe you can embellish this recipe with the Cayenne.
Oh! That sounds fun, Nancy! I’ll have to try it. 🙂