It’s been extremely hot, humid and just plain sticky in the Rio Grande Valley.
Keeping hydrated at all times is the key in surviving our current weather.
Last week I shared one of my go-to aguas to help beat the summer heat. Agua de pepino
That day I made a huge pitcher and sipped the heat away. Later in the evening as I enjoyed a movie with my hubby I drizzled in a bit of tequila to my agua de pepino.
Remarkable! I knew I was on to something.
I had planned on focusing on only cucumber as the flavor, but at the last minute decided to add watermelon for color.
What a combo. Both flavors came together so easily and the tequila did not at all hinder the “cooling”
quality of the margarita. This is exactly what I was after. A margarita that offered both great flavor, but gave the tongue a replenishing hit.
But be warned my margarita maniacs this stunner will sneak up on you.
I should know. I had four(smile).
Watermelon Cucumber Margarita
by Sweet Life
by Vianney Rodriguez
makes 4 margaritas
1 cup tequila
1/2 cup watermelon juice
1/2 cup cucumber juice, from 1 cucumber peeled, diced and seeded
1 tsp salt
4-6 tsp agave
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup Cointreau
On a small plate spread salt. With lime wedges moisten rim of 6 ounce glasses. Dip glasses into salt. Place glasses into freezer to chill.
In a blender combine cucumber, salt, lime juice and agave. Blend until smooth.
In a pitcher combine tequila, watermelon juice, cucumber mixture, and Cointreau.
Remove glasses from freezer and serve margarita mixture over ice. Garnish with lime or cucumber slices.
Crave more Margaritas, I know I do..why not try these…
Saw the pic on Serious Eats and couldn’t resist dropping by. A quick question about the recipe:
The ingredients call for cucucmber juice, but the method says to blend cucumber. Do I juice the cucumber separately, then combine this juice with the agave, lime and salt; or do I just blend the seeded / peeled cucumber with the agave, lime and salt, as per the agua de pepino recipe? Thanks!
thanks for stopping by!! Yeah, now reading the recipe it does sound confusing, lol Blend the cucumber (peeled,diced and seeded) with the lime,salt and agave like the agua! Let me know how you like them!!
Very pretty pics! This drink looks very refreshing, and perfect for a hot summer’s day! Thanks for sharing.
sounds great for the summer, great of you coming up with the cucumber-watermelon combo, I’ll try it out. Nice pics.
The Wise Latina Club says
My nickname this season is Summer Lush, all b.c of your marvelous margarita recipes. More bartenders need to review your recipes! You are generous, yet proportional with the alcohol content. Waiting for the next adult beverage homerun…
Simply Life says
what a great idea- looks perfect for the summer!
Joscelyn @ MamiofMultiples.com says
How refreshing! Sent it to StumbleUpon too. 🙂
Presley's Pantry says
Gorgeous! I’ll stumble for ya!
Lisa Quinones-Fontanez says
WOW!! Looks beautiful…making me thirsty 🙂
ive been seeing watermelon all over the place this past week. as a fresh fruit on its own, no me gusta… but in drinks, desserts, candy, etc… me ecanta! la mezcla con pepino makes it pop even more! Bravo!
mmm.. que rico..! great great pics! delicious and refreshing!
This sounds so refreshing!
What a beautiful margarita. The color and the photos are stunning. I bet that is just the ticket in the summer heat.
Hi There, This is looking absolutely delightful. Loved the new combo of ingredients and the recipe is so nicely made and presented. Saving this recipe of urs and wud love to give ur version a try on the coming weekend. Have a great day….Sonia !!!
I love the cucumbers in your margarita, could make a scrumptious meal out of them;-)
Magic of Spice says
I had margaritas this weekend and thought of you…mostly that I wishes they were one of your creations 🙂
I like that you kept some cucumbers whole, in the margarita 🙂
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner says
I so want to come to your house, hang out with you, and drink margs for a week! 🙂
Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What’s For Dinner
so what you’ve done is take the two most watery items of produce ever and make a delicious and refreshing beverage out of them.
I am loving cucumber as a flavor. My new favorite sorbet is cucumber. It is so cool and refreshing! Thanks for posting.
Laura @ SweetSavoryPlanet says
It almost enough just looking at the photo and dreaming of it . . . almost!
Heavenly Housewife says
Just beautiful, so fresh. Watermelon is an all time favourite of mine. Now I feel like having some.
I saw a lame recipe for this in whole food mag I think and thought of the wonders you could do with the watermelon and cucumber combo – low and behold, it’s a beauty…
a spoonful of yumm says
you come up with such awesome drinks ! refreshing 😀 of course alcohol is always welcome :))
Perfect combination!! Thank you and hope you’re getting some rain.
Woman, every time I come on here there’s a new margarita! But this one sounds particularly refreshing, yummm.
5 Star Foodie says
Sounds delightfully refreshing with watermelon and cucumber!
I love that this contains the two most refreshing pieces of produce out there!
Heather @girlichef says
Well, genius is as genius does, right 😉 This looks so cool and refreshing…I need one in front of me!
Mandy - The Complete Cook Book says
What a superb combination of flavours – can’t wait to taste one of these.
Oh, yum. I’m enticed by the slices of cucumber!
Maris (In Good Taste) says
Delicious and refreshing and quite a pretty margarita!
perfect for a summers day. watermelon is always good to help one tolerate the heat. add a bit of tequila and this and that and I’ll be dancing on the tables!
Refreshing! That is a delightful Margharita.
That looks really refreshing. Perfect for a warm day. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.