Spice up your Cinco de Mayo with this spicy cucumber mint margarita. Fresh cucumber, jalapeno, muddled mint and lime come together in this cocktail with no refined sugar.
With Cinco de Mayo around the corner, I thought I'd hook you up with a fun and easy Mexican spiced cocktail. Living in LA, we love our Mexican food and beverage. It doesn't have to be any special day of the week for us to enjoy some great Mexican flavors.
So in addition to giving you a great cocktail, I'm also going to give you some other ideas so you can make your own Mexican fiesta from starters to salad and mains - all gluten free, dairy free and free from refined sugar.
Guacamole is an easy and delicious starter, but we've all been there, done that, so how about throwing in some black beans and added spice for something new and different. (Click the picture or title to go directly to the recipe).
Mangos bring a fresh taste to this Mango-rita or keep with the spicy jalapeno theme to give a twist to a Moscow Mule.
Or try my new spicy cucumber mint margarita and have a great Cinco de Mayo!
Spicy Cucumber Mint Margarita
Makes 2 cocktails
- 4 ounces white tequila
- 1 ounce Grand Marnier
- 2 ounces fresh cucumber juice
- 1/2 ounce jalapeno juice
- 1 lime
- 20 mint leaves
- Cut the lime into 4 wedges and place in the bottom of a cocktail shaker with the mint leaves. Muddle the lime and mint together until fragrant.
- To create the cucumber and jalapeno juice, use a juicer. You can also use a blender and then strain the pulp. One other option is to muddle jalapeno slices with the mint and lime.
- Add ice and the remaining ingredients and shake until combined and cold.
- If you'd like a salted rim, line a small plate with chili spice and salt. Wet the rims of your glasses and run the rim around the salted plate.