This margarita recipe from chef Rick Bayless includes cucumber, which gives it a cool, melon-like flavor.




  • 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.

Reviews (4)

12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
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Wonderful, refreshing recipe. I replaced the simple syrup with Agave Nectar and it was wonderful.
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So yummy
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Delicious, delicious cocktail. Plan to serve it all summer long. If you're only making the recipe 1 time (for 9 cocktails), I recommend only making 1/2 of the simple syrup recipe. I was left with so much leftover simple syrup.
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So delicious! Way better than standard margaritas which are too sweet for me. These are light and refreshing. Made my Cinco de Mayo! Can't wait for cucumbers from the garden to be ready. Definately a new favorite.