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The Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita

The Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita

The Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita

  • tequila
  • margarita
  • Level: Easy
  • Prep: 5 min
Looking for spicy but refreshing? This riff on The Original Margarita features cool cucumber and spicy jalapeno. The Original Margarita was created when Dallas socialite Margarita Sames mixed her two favorite spirits, Cointreau and tequila, together with lime juice while vacationing in Acapulco. This original recipe has stood the test of over 70 years' time. 


  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 2 oz blanco tequila
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 3 cucumber coins
  • 2 slices of jalapeno


  • Old fashioned
  • Shaker
  • Jigger
  • Hawthorne strainer
  • Muddler

How to Mix

  1. Muddle cucumber coins in a shaker
  2. Add all other ingredients to shaker with ice
  3. Shake and fine strain into rocks glass over ice
  4.  Garnish with cucumber ribbon and a few jalapeno slices

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