Cucumber Tequila and Tonic muddled cucumber slices, fresh lime juice and tequila topped with tonic water is a fun twist on the classic gin and tonic.
Cucumber Tequila and tonic is an easy-drinking effortless cocktail is the perfect Texas summer sipper.
Replace the gin for tequila – a few slices of cucumber and fresh lime juice the classic gin and tonic is given a Latin Twist.
My Cucumber Tequila and Tonic is refreshing, beautiful and goes down smoothly in the summer heat.
What you need to Make a Cucumber Tequila and Tonic
For this cocktail you will need:
fresh lime juice
tonic water, chilled
cocktail shaker or mixing glass
muddler or wooden spoon
How to Make a Cucumber Tequila and Tonic
In a cocktail shaker or mixing glass muddle tequila, cucumber slices and lime juice with a muddler or end of wooden spoon.
Muddling helps to draw out the flavors while breaking them down which helps the ingredients easily mix with the alcohol.
Once muddling is done add ice and shake or stir vigorously to chill mixture.
To finish the cocktail strain mixture into a glass filled with ice and top with chilled tonic.
I like to chill my tonic water before adding to my cocktail. We want our cucumber tequila and tonic icy cold.
What is Tonic Water?
Tonic water is a carbonated beverage that is often used to mixed drinks. Tonic water contains small amounts of quinine, which when dissolved in tonic water contributes to its semi-bitter taste.
Natural quinine is derived from the tree bark of Cinchona species, native to Central America, and naturalized or cultivated in Indonesia, the Caribbean, and Africa.
Many tonics have citrus, herbal, and spice notes.
Recipe Variations for Cucumber Tequila and Tonic
My Cucumber Tequila and Tonic may be simple, but it is also a great foundation for experimentation. With a few changes here and there, you can create an entirely new drink.
If you are not a fan of Tequila, feel free to use gin or vodka for this tonic.
Add fresh herbs – mint, sage or cilantro combined with the cucumber would work beautifully.
Use a fresh lemon juice in place of lime.
Replace cucumber for raspberries, mango, or other fresh fruits in this cocktail.
- 2 ounces tequila Blanco
- 2 cucumber slices
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 4 ounces tonic water chilled
In a shaker muddle tequila, cucumber slices and lime juice. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a glass filled with ice, top with chilled tonic.
Makes 1 cocktail