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Cucumber Cilantro Margarita

It’s summertime. And for some reason when it’s hot, I really don’t like drinking water. Totally counterintuitive, I know, but it’s just too boring. I have a thirst for exciting, refreshing drinks that is never there during the winter and it really throws me off guard. I am the queen of water. You will rarely see me without my water bottle. I have been made fun of immensely for how I feel naked without my water bottle and therefore carry it with me everywhere.

Maybe my taste buds think they should get a reward for braving the heat. Who knows. Anyways, the most important thing about this peculiar scenario is that no generic lemonade will do. I’m picky about my beverages. I know, it’s a weird thing to be picky about, but overly sugary drinks are a huge pet peeve of mine and if you think about it, they end up dehydrating you more than you were in the first place.

The secret, ladies and gents, is balance. In life, in beverages, in whatever, balance is key. So throw together some cucumber for hydration benefits, some cilantro for a little kick, lime juice because Hallelujah! the lime shortage is over, and tequila because, well…why not? And if you think I’m insinuating this beverage may possibly be the key to life and happiness as we know it, well, maybe that’s exactly what I’m saying.

Level: Easy

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 2-3

Ingredients:
1 small cucumber
1 handful cilantro, depending on how much spice you like
2 shots-ish tequila
1 shot triple sec
juice from 2 limes

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Grab a mesh strainer and large bowl. The mesh is important here. A regular strainer could probably work but just be more vigilant about making sure you’re only getting juice and no pulp (that leftover gunk that won’t be making it into your cocktail).
  3. Pour contents of blender into strainer while it’s placed over the large bowl.
  4. With a spoon, press down on the pulp, extracting as much liquid as you can.
  5. Taste the liquid and make sure the proportions are right for you. If you can add more alcohol, well…why not?
  6. Pour the liquid into your favorite glass and load it up with ice.
  7. Enjoy!
Photo by Analiese Trimber

Photo by Analiese Trimber

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One thought on “Cucumber Cilantro Margarita

  1. Joan and Les Winslow says:

    Hello, princess. Delicious sounding cocktail. Probably best at breakfast? Three shots would shoot me down. Guess senior citizens should only drink such Potions after going to bed for the night, for balance sake. I am finding my key to life in our woods. Beautiful warm days with no obligations to meet so wander Around hauling huge rocks on the dolly to insert in hardscape out back. Thinking of you and hoping you find an apartment. Have the name of a nice young Man, Chris, from NRL who looked hard and long in Alexandria before he found what he wanted. If you want his number or if you want me to give him your Cell number let me know.

    If there¹s anything I can do to help you I¹d appreciate it if you¹d give me a pass as this woods out back demands days of Play er a work.

    Loving you and wishing you much happiness,

    mimi

    On 7/11/14 6:32 PM, “the bacon princess” wrote:

    > Analiese Trimber posted: “It’s summertime. And for some reason when it’s hot, > I really don’t like drinking water. Totally counterintuitive, I know, but it’s > just too boring. I have a thirst for exciting, refreshing drinks that is never > there during the winter and it really throws ” >

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