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3/4-angle overhead view of a rimmed glass with cucumber margarita and lime wedges.
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Cucumber Margaritas on the Rocks (By the Glass or Pitcher)

Cool and refreshing cucumber margaritas couldn't be easier to make at home. With liquor cabinet staples and fresh cucumber juice, this on-the-rocks cocktail is perfect for parties or taco night.
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Keyword cinco de mayo, summer cocktail, texmex
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 margarita
Calories 203kcal

Equipment

  • Vegetable peeler
  • Sharp knife
  • blender high-speed or traditional
  • Fine mesh strainer
  • Cocktail shaker

Ingredients

For the Cucumber Juice

  • 2 cucumbers peeled; makes approximately 1 cup juice, enough for 3-4 margaritas

For a Single Cucumber Margarita

  • 2 ½ ounces cucumber juice made from above
  • 1 ½ ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ½ ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce orange-flavored liqueur like triple sec, Patron orange, Cointreau, etc.
  • ½ ounce simple syrup optional
  • ice to taste, see Notes

For a Cucumber Margarita Pitcher (Approximately 6 Margaritas)

  • 2 cups cucumber juice made from 4 cucumbers
  • 1 cup silver tequila
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 6 ounces orange-flavored liqueur like triple sec, Patron orange, Cointreau, etc.
  • 3 ounces simple syrup optional
  • ice to taste, see Notes

Optional Garnishes

  • lime wedges for garnish and/or for rimming glass with salt
  • salt or Tajin
  • fresh jalapeño slices
  • fresh cucumber slices

Instructions

For the Cucumber Juice

  • Roughly chop peeled cucumbers, then place chunks in blender. Blend 30 to 60 seconds or until cucumbers are smooth liquid consistency.
    Peeled and chopped cucumbers in glass blender bowl.
  • Pour cucumber liquid through fine mesh strainer and into mason jar. Seal tightly and refrigerate until ready to make margaritas. Note: juice can be made up to 3 days in advance. 2 cucumbers yield approximately 1 cup cucumber juice, enough for 3 to 4 margaritas.
    Overhead view of cucumber juice in glass blender on wooden board.

For Cucumber Margaritas by the Glass

  • Place small pile of salt or Tajin in shallow bowl or on small plate. Run lime wedge along rim of glass, then turn glass upside down and dip in salt or Tajin to coat rim. Turn glass right side up, add ice as desired, and set aside.
  • Measure out cucumber juice, tequila, lime juice, orange-flavored liqueur, and simple syrup if using. Add all to cocktail shaker, then add ice and shake until cold.
  • Strain liquid from cocktail shaker into prepared glass and garnish as desired. Serve immediately.

For Cucumber Margarita Pitchers

  • Measure out cucumber juice, tequila, lime juice, orange-flavored liqueur, and simple syrup if using. Add all to pitcher, then add ice as desired. Stir well to combine and chill.
  • When ready to serve, place small pile of salt or Tajin in shallow bowl or on small plate. Run lime wedges along rim of glasses, then one-by-one, turn glasses upside down and dip in salt or Tajin to coat rim. Set rimmed glass aside and repeat until all glasses have been prepared.
  • Add ice to glasses. Pour margaritas from pitcher and garnish as desired. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • If using a traditional blender, you may need to add a small amount of water with the cucumber chunks to help develop a smooth liquid consistency.
  • Ice: To avoid watering down your margaritas, make extra cucumber juice and pour it into ice molds. Freeze the cucumber juice and use it in place of ice cubes in your glass or pitcher.
  • Simple Syrup: Totally optional, but recommended if you prefer a less-tart and bold drink.
  • Make-Ahead Option: The cucumber juice can be prepared as many as 3 days ahead of time. Be sure to refrigerate juice in an airtight container like a mason jar with a lid.

Nutrition

Serving: 1margarita without simple syrup | Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 13g