Spicy Cucumber Margarita

Serving Size: 12

Ingredients

  • 0.33 cup sugar
  • ice
  • kosher salt, for dipping
  • lime wedge
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, halved
  • 0.5 cup triple sec
  • 1.25 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1.25 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cup tequila blanco
  • 0.33 cup water
  • cucumber slice

Directions

  1. Bring 1/3 cup sugar and 1/3 cup water to a boil in a saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar. Let simple syrup cool.
  2. Combine simple syrup, 3 cups tequila blanco, 1 1/4 cups fresh lemon juice, 1 1/4 cups fresh lime juice, 1/2 cup triple sec, and 1 jalapeño, halved lengthwise, in a pitcher.
  3. Chill for at least 30 minutes or up to 3 hours (taste every 1/2 hour or so until spiced to your liking); remove jalapeño.
  4. Rub a lime wedge over half the rim of highball or rocks glasses; dip into kosher salt.
  5. Serve Margaritas over ice in prepared glasses; garnish with sliced cucumber and jalapeño.

Recipe Credit: Bon Appetit Test Kitchen
Image Credit: Matt Duckor