This week’s margarita is inspired from my weekly grocery runs. Located directly between the fresh fruit and vegetables a stall devoted to agua frescas (fresh water made from fruit) greets me every week. Vitroleros (huge, beehive shaped glass jars) line the stall bursting at the seam with a rainbow of colors that make me weak in the knees. Instantly my tunnel vision sets in and I make my way over attempting to select my agua fresca from the endless selection.
This week I spotted pina and pepino (pineapple and cucumber). I couldn’t resist. A cooling, cleansing flavor with a hint of lemon. I shopped, sipped and loaded my truck enjoying my agua. Enjoy!
I use a juicer to produce my fresh juice, but you can easily use your blender. Add the fruit and only enough water to help the fruit move along. If you add too much water the agua will be foamy and loose much of it’s flavor. Peel and remove cucumber seeds or blend and strain.
Pina y Pepino Margarita
Pineapple and Cucumber Margaritas
by Sweet Life
by Vianney Rodriguez
makes 4 margaritas
1 cup tequila
1/2 cup fresh pineapple juice
1/2 cup fresh cucumber juice
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup Cointreau
On a small plate spread salt. With lemon wedges moisten rim of 4- 6 ounce glasses. Dip glasses into salt. Place glasses into freezer to chill.
In a pitcher combine tequila, pineapple juice, cucumber juice, lemon juice and Cointreau. Remove glasses from freezer and serve margaritas mixture over ice. Garnish with lemon slices.
It really doesn’t take much convincing for me to try margarita recipes; this one look like the perfect summer kick off.
You sure know how to style your drinks. These photographs look amazing! Thank you for sharing with me tonight. You injected my day with creativity and beauty. I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow, my dear friend! Hugs and love from Austin.
Lauren at Keep It Sweet says
This margarita looks delicious, is it happy hour yet?
What an inviting drink. The mixture sounds delicious and your photography is wonderful!
this sounds oh-so-refreshing. i didn’t realized how parched i was until i happened upon this post. 🙂
This sounds so incredibly refreshing! I should make more agua frescas…then maybe I’d really feel like summer was coming!
Another refreshing margarita flavor! I’d like to sit down to a sampling of all your recent margarita creations.
These look soooo good! Perfect for Summer!
This looks so cool and refreshing. I’ll wager this is delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary
Baking Serendipity says
Perfect for summer 🙂 I love these!
Oh, oh, oh! You are killing me with your drink recipes! My liver starts preparing itself every time I visit your blog. I’m going to start taking your recipes to my favorite bartenders and saying, “Make this, please!”
Magic of Spice says
I need to be your neighbor…I promise to always be available for taste test 🙂
Your Margaritas always look so amazing and refreshing…
My mouth is watering already :)))))!!
5 Star Foodie says
What a refreshing combination with pineapple and cucumber, a lovely drink!
Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen says
I am loving this for summer! I am bookmarking this, I can’t wait to give it a try for a summer cookout! 😀
Blond Duck says
Have a magical Monday!
Heavenly Housewife says
Beautiful drink, it just screams summer 😀
YUM! YUM! YUM! YUM! YUM! That is about it- YUM!
Maris (In Good Taste) says
Looks really refreshing! I would love this!
Lori Lynn says
Hi V – my oh my does that sound like a refreshing combination!
Glad to know what the large glass containers are called.
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
I would absolutely adore this cocktail. I wish it were Summer now so that I could whip this up. Although I did buy some pineapples that I’m just waiting to ripen now so cold weather be damned! 🙂
that is one taste I have not tried, but I can only imagine how refreshing, with no rain in sight, this is a quencher for the soul….
Yummmm, yummmm, and yummmm, you have quite a few delicious drinks here. That looks great.
Nelly Rodriguez says
yum, all your drinks look soo refreshing! thanks for sharing!
Heather @girlichef says
I’m almost refreshed just looking at those beauties. Want one…salud!!
Belinda @zomppa says
Can you take one while on your weekly grocery run?
What a refreshing combination! A fantastic drink.
Kitchen Butterfly says
What a gorgeous sunny ‘ripe’ photo. The coolers look might refreshing. Enjoy your Saturday….sipping!