I’m a fan of any and all types of margaritas. I love a good classic margarita with a salted rim. But if there’s a spicy margarita, a fun fruit or even vegetable, I’m all in. I’ll give them all a try. And bonus points for a coordinating rim that amplifies the flavors even more. Margaritas are super easy to make. You just need some white tequila, a bunch of limes, a little agave and that’s it. You can always add in some orange liquor if you like too. But not required. They’re simple, refreshing and feel like an instant celebration.
When whipping up fun flavor concoctions, the sky is the limit. Here on An Indigo Day I’ve made a few like this strawberry margarita, a grapefruit basil margarita, a pomegranate mint margarita and even a watermelon basil margarita. But today is probably one of my new favorites. A cucumber and jalapeno spicy margarita. And topped with a Tajin rim for extra spice. But I’ve got a bit of a secret with this one. It requires no cucumbers and no jalapeños. This is the easiest cocktail to make thanks to two great products I’m now fully obsessed with. Here’s what’s in the margarita.
Spicy Cucumber Margarita Recipe
- 2 oz of 21 Seeds Cucumber Jalapeño tequila
- 3 oz of Tres Agaves Organic Lime Margarita Mix
- Sliced cucumbers
21 Seeds Tequila
If you’ve never heard of 21 Seeds tequila, get ready. It’s quickly become my go to tequila for my margaritas. 21 Seeds is a tequila brand that makes infused tequilas with super fun flavor combinations. It’s a natural tequila brand that has three flavors to choose from. Cucumber jalapeno being the one I’m loving the most and wanted to use for today’s super easy margarita. But they also have Valencia orange which would be great for a classic margarita and give you that zip of orange. And a hibiscus grapefruit that’s floral and citrusy. This would be wonderful in a Paloma!
These infused tequilas are probably some of the best I’ve ever had. I try to stay away from infused liquors and just stick to using them in their truest form. I prefer adding the flavors through real ingredients for a cocktail. This keeps your bar less cluttered with stuff too. But these are on another level. When you open the bottle of the cucumber jalapeño, it’s a spicy crisp cucumber scent you smell instantly. And the flavor isn’t artificial tasting at all. It truly tastes like you’ve muddled cucumbers and jalapeños into your tequila.
Tres Agave Organic Lime Margarita Mix
Since I was clearly being lazy with my infused tequila instead of muddling fresh ingredients, I figured, why not make this entire margarita super easy! Sure you can squeeze a few limes and add some agave for a homemade margarita. But I think I found the best margarita mix ever thanks to my friend Nicole Hoover. Her husband, who was a bartender at a bar we all used to work at together way back in the day, says this is the only substitute for fresh limes and agave. I had to give it a try for myself and well, I’d have to agree.
The Tres Agave Organic Lime Margarita Mix is simply made with limes and agave. That’s it. You can easily find this at your local grocery store. My tiny tiny Publix had this readily available no problem. It’s also great as just a splash in soda water for a zip of lime and sweetness.
Prep your garnish and Tajin rim. I sliced my cucumbers on an angle to get them really long and pretty. I dipped half of them in some Tajin for a pretty garnish. For the glasses, run a lime wedge around the rim (or pour a little Tres Agaves mix into a shallow dish and dip the rim of the glass in it) and then dip the rim into some Tajin. I love a spicy salty rim but if this isn’t your thing, you can just use salt or nothing at all. Then fill your glass up with ice.
Add 2 oz of your tequila and 3 oz of the agave mix to a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain and pour over ice.
Garnish with your cucumber. I liked this sitting into the ice and some of the Tajin would get into the margarita making it extra spicy. You can also cut into the cucumber and place it on the rim if you prefer that too.