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Cucumber Lime Frozen Margaritas with Fresh Mint

Cucumber Lime Frozen Margaritas with Fresh Mint

These Cucumber Lime Frozen Margaritas feature frozen cucumber and lime juice blended with fresh mint, tequila, Cointreau, and agave syrup.
Prep Time 20 mins
Freezing Time 3 hrs
Course Drinks
Servings 4

Equipment

  • 1 blender
  • 1 ice cube tray
  • 1 reamer or juicer

Ingredients
  

  • cucumber diced
  • 5 limes juiced
  • kosher salt for the rim
  • 6-10 ice cubes **
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves tightly packed
  • 8 oz tequila
  • 3 oz Cointreau
  • 1 oz agave syrup ***
  • 4 mini cucumber ribbons optional
  • 4 sprigs of fresh mint optional

Instructions
 

  • Place the cucumber in an even layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Transfer it to the freezer. Pour the lime juice into an ice cube tray and transfer it to the freezer as well. Freeze both the cucumber and lime juice until solid. About 3 hours.
    ⅔ cucumber, 5 limes
  • When the cucumber and lime juice are nearly finished freezing, pour some salt in a sauce and a little lime juice in another. Dip four single rocks glasses first in the lime juice and then in the salt. Once the rims are evenly coated in salt, add a couple of ice cubes to each glass and set them aside. ****
    kosher salt
  • Place the frozen cucumber and lime juice in a large blender. Add the ice cubes, mint, tequila, Cointreau, and agave. Blitz until smooth.
    6-10 ice cubes **, ¼ cup fresh mint leaves, 8 oz tequila, 3 oz Cointreau, 1 oz agave syrup ***
  • Pour the mixture into a pitcher. Remove the ice cubes from the glasses and place a cucumber ribbon inside each glass. Fill the glasses with the margarita and garnish each with a sprig of mint. Serve immediately.
    4 mini cucumber ribbons, 4 sprigs of fresh mint

Notes

** The number of ice cubes you add will depend on the size of the ice cubes you use. If your cubes are smaller add 10, if they're larger add 6. Remember the ice makes for a more slushie texture but it can water down the cocktail. So take a less-is-more-approach to determining how much ice to add. 
*** If you don't have agave syrup you can use honey or simple syrup. You can easily make simple syrup on the stovetop by simmering equal parts water and sugar until the sugar dissolves. 
**** The ice cubes will chill the glasses so the margaritas don't melt the moment they hit the glass. 
Keyword agave, Cointreau, lime, tequila