This margarita recipe from chef Rick Bayless includes cucumber, which gives it a cool, melon-like flavor.
- 1 large English cucumber or 2 standard 6-inch-long cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced (3 cups), plus more slices for garnish
- 1 1/2 cups 100 percent agave silver tequila
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 cup Lime Simple Syrup
- 1 lime wedge
- Coarse salt
- 6 to 7 cups small ice cubes
Place cucumber, tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup in the jar of a blender; blend until smooth. Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a pitcher. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
Moisten the rims of three 6-ounce martini glasses with lime wedge. Place salt in a shallow dish. Dip rims of glasses in salt to coat.
Fill a cocktail shaker 3/4 full with ice. Add 1 1/2 cups cucumber mixture. Cover and shake 10 to 15 seconds. Strain until prepared glasses. Garnish with cucumber slices. Repeat process with remaining ice and cucumber mixture.
SourceThe Martha Stewart Show, May 2010