A Refreshing Cucumber Chili Margarita Recipe for Cinco de Mayo

May 3, 2016

This Cinco de Mayo we'll be stirring up pitchers of these refreshing Cucumber Chili Margaritas from Sauza Tequila! They're the perfect blend of spicy, sweet and sour. Made with Sauza's Cucumber Chili Tequila, triple sec, fresh lime juice, and fresh lemon sour syrup, these 'ritas are sure to be the hit of the party. Rim each glass with chili salt and garnish with a wheel or ribbon of cucumber for a festive presentation.

Cucumber Chili Margarita
Courtesy of Sauza Tequila
Serves 8

Fresh Lemon Sour (recipe and instructions below)
1 cup Sauza Cucumber Chili Tequila
1 cup DeKuyper Triple Sec Liqueur
Juice of 2 whole limes (more if you like it more sour)
8 cucumber slices
Mild chili powder (or spicy if you like it hot!) and salt for rim
For the Fresh Lemon Sour:
(makes about 2+ cups)
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice

First make the Fresh Lemon Sour: Bring the sugar and water to a boil, stir in sugar until it is dissolved.  Remove from heat and let cool. While the syrup is cooling, strain freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice into a resealable bottle, discarding the pulp. Pour in the cooled simple syrup. Shake and use immediately or refrigerate.

To make the margarita:

Mix all ingredients in an ice-filled pitcher. Serve in margarita glasses rimmed with chili salt and garnished with thin slices of cucumber. 

Editorial disclosure: product was generously provided by Sauza for our feature.