National Margarita Day

Do you like margaritas? Frozen or Shaken, rim salted or sugared, margaritas are a cool drink, especially in the summer time. wonderful drink. Here is a recipe for one you may not have dried. Cucumbers are cool and refreshing and very healthy! The drink image looks so delicious!!! This is one to share to with the girls a Cool Cucumber Margarita!

Cucumber Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons powdered chile & lime seasoning salt (I use Tajin)
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut in large chunks
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup
  • 1 cup tequila reposado (I used Don Julio)   
  • 1/2 cup orange liqueur (I used  Licor 43)
  • Ice 

Directions:
Moisten rims of 2 to 4 glasses with lime wedges. Dip moistened rims in the chile-lime seasoning salt. Chill glasses in freezer until ready to serve. Puree the cucumber with the lime juice and simple syrup in a blender or food processor until smooth. In a pitcher combine the cucumber puree, tequila, and orange liqueur. Stir to mix well. Serve over ice in chile powder rimmed glasses. Garnish with sliced cucumbers and/or limes. ¡Salud! 

Cucumber Lime Recipe from Margarita Lacocina de Leslie

BENEFIT OF CUCUMBERS

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Cucumbers contain multiple B vitamins, including vitamin B1, vitamin B5, and vitamin B7 (biotin). B vitamins are known to help ease feelings of anxiety and buffer some of the damaging effects of stress. Cucumbers are rich in two of the most basic elements needed for healthy digestion: water and fiber.

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