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Cucumber Cilantro Margarita

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  • 10 min prep time
  • 40 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 1 servings
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Muddled cucumber and cilantro add fresh flavor to a lime margarita.

Ingredients

Simple Syrup

1
cup sugar
1
cup water

Cucumber Cilantro Margarita

4
slices English (seedless) cucumber
2
to 3 sprigs fresh cilantro
3/4
oz Simple Syrup
1 1/2
oz blanco tequila
3/4
oz clear orange-flavored liqueur
3/4
oz fresh lime juice
Additional cucumber slices, if desired

Steps

  • 1 To make Simple Syrup, mix sugar and water in 1-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; let stand 30 minutes. Transfer to storage container. Cover and refrigerate up to 3 days. Makes 1 1/4 cups.
  • 2 To make margarita, add 4 cucumber slices and sprigs of cilantro to cocktail shaker; break up with muddler or spoon. Add 3/4 oz of the simple syrup, the tequila, orange-flavored liqueur and lime juice. Fill shaker with ice; cover and shake vigorously. Strain into cocktail glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with additional cucumber slices.
  • 1 To make Simple Syrup, mix sugar and water in 1-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; let stand 30 minutes. Transfer to storage container. Cover and refrigerate up to 3 days. Makes 1 1/4 cups.
  • 2 To make margarita, add 4 cucumber slices and sprigs of cilantro to cocktail shaker; break up with muddler or spoon. Add 3/4 oz of the simple syrup, the tequila, orange-flavored liqueur and lime juice. Fill shaker with ice; cover and shake vigorously. Strain into cocktail glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with additional cucumber slices.

Expert Tips

Herbs and/or fruit are often mashed— muddled—in the bottom of a glass or cocktail shaker before adding the liquid ingredients to intensify their flavors. You can muddle with a spoon or a pestle-like tool called a muddler.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
Calories from Fat
0
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
0mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
12g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
10g
10%
Protein
0g
0%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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