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Tequila Cucumber Cocktail: Our Altos Spring Recipe

Tequila Cucumber Cocktail: Our Altos Spring Recipe
Make a Refreshing Cucumber Margarita
MADE WITH Olmeca Altos Plata
FLAVOUR Sour
OCCASION Cocktail party
AUTHOR Olmeca Barman
Ingredients
35ml Altos Plata
25ml fresh lemon juice
20ml Lillet Blanc
15ml St. Germain liqueur
5ml sugar syrup
2 slices of cucumber
Method

In a cocktail shaker, combine the cucumber slices and sugar syrup. Gently muddle until you can smell the cucumber's aromas. Add the remaining ingredients and shake vigorously. Strain into a prechilled glass. Garnish with a cucumber slice on a stick.

The Altos Spring is the refreshing drink you’ve been yearning for! Altos Plata, Lillet Blanc, St. Germain liqueur, simple syrup, fresh cucumber and lime juice combine for a refreshing drink on the hottest summer days. Make one of these, and you’ll feel as cool as a cucumber.

Muddling is just the easiest way to get that fresh cucumber flavor throughout the cocktail, so brace yourself for some muddling action. It’s a technique best for those who wish to avoid the hassle of blending.

Get your cocktail shaker ready! It’s time to make this delicious tequila cucumber cocktail. Salud!

 

Ingredients

With just a few things and easy steps, you can convert all these tasty Tequila Cucumber ingredients into a cocktail you will love:

  • 35ml Altos Plata
  • 25ml fresh lemon juice
  • 20ml Lillet Blanc
  • 15ml St. Germain liqueur
  • 5ml sugar syrup
  • 2 slices of cucumber

*30ml=1oz

 

How to Make Our Tequila Cucumber Cocktail

Elderflower liqueur, Lillet Blanc, and cucumber give this Cucumber Margarita cocktail a unique twist on the classic version of the drink. And the best thing is crafting only takes 5 minutes!

You just need to check these simple steps:

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the cucumber slices and sugar syrup.
  2. Gently muddle until you can smell the cucumber’s aromas.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and shake vigorously.
  4. Strain into a prechilled glass.
  5. Garnish with a cucumber slice on a stick.

Tequila Cucumber Cocktail

Tips for Making the Best Tequila Cucumber Cocktail

Keep your mixing game on point with these easy-to-follow pro tips:

  • Use 100% tequila: For the best Tequila Cucumber cocktail, look for 100% agave tequila.
  • Muddle the right way: Peel the cucumber and remove the seeds to avoid the unwelcome bitterness that comes with the two. Cut the cucumber into thin slices and place the slices in the shaker. Muddle until you can smell a strong cucumber aroma.
  • Multiply and make a pitcher: Multiply with the number of servings and blend it all up.
  • Don’t forget the garnish: A cucumber slice on a stick is a simple garnish that offers a sophisticated touch.
  • Make it a little sweeter: If you prefer a bit extra sweetness in your Margarita, increase the amount of sugar syrup.
  • Don’t forget to strain: Unlike a mojito, you do not want tiny cucumber fragments floating around.

 

What’s the Best Time to Drink this Tequila and Cucumber Cocktail?

A refreshing, spring-inspired cocktail like this one is the best way to defrost your internal system as spring approaches. Celebrate the arrival of spring with a glass of our Altos’ light and delicious cucumber and tequila drink.

 

Other Versions of Tequila Cucumber Drinks

There are many combinations you can do with your Tequila Cucumber ingredients and not even a single one will disappoint you. Below there are some recipe variations that are equally delectable and simple to prepare.

 

Cucumber Lime Tequila

This cucumber lime tequila cocktail has a stunning, natural green color that you’ll adore.

Ingredients 

  • 1-1 ½ ounces Blanco/silver tequila
  • 1-1 ½ ounces fresh lime juice (half a large lime)
  • 3 ounces cucumber juice (2 cucumbers)
  • Lime wedges and cucumber wedges for garnish

Directions

  1. Juice the cucumbers: Process the peeled cucumbers for about 45 seconds. Strain and set aside.
  2. Mix and serve: Add the tequila and the juices in a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a wedge of cucumber and lime.

 

Cucumber Tequila and Tonic

This tequila cucumber drink is refreshing and goes down smoothly.

Ingredients 

  • 2 ounces Blanco/silver tequila
  • 2 cucumber slices
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Ice
  • 4 ounces tonic water chilled

Directions

  1. Muddle the tequila, lime juice, and cucumber slices gently in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice and shake vigorously to mix and chill the cocktail.
  3. Strain into an ice-filled glass and top with chilled tonic.

 

Cucumber Cooler Tequila 

Cucumber and celery combine in this recipe to lend a refreshing vegetal touch to the cocktail.

Ingredients 

  • 1 ½ ounces Blanco/silver tequila
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • ½ ounce agave nectar
  • 2 ounces seltzer, chilled
  • 2 ½ ounces peeled cucumber (about one 2-inch cucumber)
  • ¾ ounces celery (about one 4-inch section)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Optional: Extra cucumber slices for the garnish

Directions

  1. Slice celery and cucumber into thin slices
  2. Add celery and salt into a shaker and muddle until broken
  3. Add the cucumber and agave nectar and muddle for about 20 seconds
  4. Pour lime juice, tequila and fill with ice
  5. Shake vigorously and strain into a glass
  6. Top with seltzer, stir gently and garnish with a cucumber slice.

 

The Inspiration Behind the Altos Spring

We have Patrick Seppä to thank for this novel spin on the classic. After spending time among the Nordics, he was inspired to design a cocktail that best exemplified their concept of spring regeneration. Altos Spring warms the soul, helping defrost all the winter frost and pave the way for the summer.

The key to a good Margarita is good tequila, and the Altos Plata ticks all the boxes. Crisp yet flavorful, this 100% agave makes an excellent pairing to this Tequila Cucumber Cocktail.