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Jalapeno and Cucumber Margarita

by Joe Cassady


1/2 cup tequila, or more to taste

1/2 cup fresh lime juice

1/4 cup orange liqueur

1/4 cup simple syrup

1 jalapeno pepper, halved and seeded

4 thin slices cucumber, or more to taste

4 wedges lime

2 tablespoons kosher salt, or as needed

Ice, as needed

4 slices cucumber


Stir tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur, and simple syrup together in a pitcher with a lid; add jalapeno pepper and thin cucumber slices. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Run a wedge of lime along the rim of each of four pint glasses. Spread kosher salt onto a flat plate; press glass rims into salt to coat. Fill glass with ice and pour margarita over the ice. Garnish with cucumber slice.

Serves 4

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