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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Cucumber Lime Margaritas {She Made/Ella Hace}

Squeee!!! I can't contain my excitment about today's post. After what seems like forever, I am back in the cocina with my foodie BFF girlichef for another installment of She Made/Ella Hace. Woo-hoo! Our theme this month is "green" in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Heather (aka girlichef) is sharing some festive Matcha Shamrock Shortbread Cookies, while I'm serving up a pitcher of Cucumber Lime Margaritas.

On St. Patrick's Day everybody (in the US) is a little bit Irish. Now I know margaritas and tequila aren't your typical Irish fare, but with it's vibrant green hue these refreshing Cucumber Lime Margaritas with a hint of spice will have everyone wanting to be Mexican Irish.





Margaritas de Pepino 
(Cucumber Margaritas)
lacocinadeleslie.com

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons powdered chile & lime seasoning salt (I use Tajin) 
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut in large chunks
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup
  • 1 cup tequila reposado (I used Don Julio)   
  • 1/2 cup orange liqueur (I used  Licor 43)
  • Ice 



Directions:
Moisten rims of 2 to 4 glasses with lime wedges. Dip moistened rims in the chile-lime seasoning salt. Chill glasses in freezer until ready to serve. Puree the cucumber with the lime juice and simple syrup in a blender or food processor until smooth. In a pitcher combine the cucumber puree, tequila, and orange liqueur. Stir to mix well. Serve over ice in chile powder rimmed glasses. Garnish with sliced cucumbers and/or limes. ¡Salud! 


Receta en español 


Cucumber Lime Margaritas - lacocinadeleslie.com


Don't forget to visit girlichef's blog to check out her Matcha Shamrock Shortbread Cookies



















2 comments:

  1. I see absolutely no reason not to whip up some of these refreshing green beauties for St. Paddy's Day! So happy to be back in the kitchen with you again this month :).

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