Cucumber and Chili Margarita

Cucumber and Chili Margarita Recipe
Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Ana Kelly, Mindi Shapiro
This simple, elegant margarita comes together in no time flat.  The cucumber infuses the drink with a cool flavor, which balances the smoky, slightly spicy cayenne kick at the end of each sip.


Makes 1 serving

Recipe from

Real Simple


1 1/2 ounces tequila
1 1/2 ounces Cointreau
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
8 thin slices of cucumber
Cayenne pepper
1 lime wedge
Kosher salt


In a shaker, mix together tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, cucumber slices, and a dash of cayenne pepper. Shake or stir.

Rub the rim of a glass with a lime wedge, then dip the edge in a dish of kosher salt.

Fill the glass with ice and top with the mixed margarita.

Kate Merker,

Real Simple

January 2008
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