Yum Peaceful Cooking: Cool Margarita Mule for #NationalMargaritaDay

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Cool Margarita Mule for #NationalMargaritaDay

Happy happy haaappy 

National Margarita Day

Wooot wooot! 

Welcome to our paaaartay! 

And do I have a margarita for you! Ever since my experience with tzatziki last weekend, I am all over cucumber. And then recently I enjoyed my first ever Moscow Mule. You know...that vodka drink with ginger beer? Omg...ginger beer! Now that's some good stuff. And I don't even like beer! Ok, let me rephrase that. I really like beer margaritas. As in....that's my go to marg. And then there's this German beer that I've discovered called Hefeweizen that works for me.   

Anyways, back to the cucumber and ginger beer. Ya....that's where we're going. It's cool, refreshing and snappy. 

There's a little prep work that needs to be done first but this is the best part of my Cool Margarita Mule. You must infuse your tequila with cucumber.

1 cup silver tequila
1 cucumber, peeled and chopped

Muddle the cucumber in the bottom of a medium bowl. Add the tequila, cover and refrigerate for a least an hour, or over night.

With a fine mesh sieve, strain the tequila, squeezing as much of the liquid out of the cucumber as you can.

I let mine sit in the fridge over night and was shocked at how strong the cucumber flavor and aroma had become. squeeeee!!!

Now squeeze a bunch of limes and lets get started!

Cool Margarita Mule

1 part cucumber infused tequila
1 1/2 parts ginger beer
1/2 part fresh lime juice
1/2 part simple syrup
thin cucumber slices and lime wedges to garnish

Combine all of the ingredients and pour into a chilled margarita glass, rimmed with salt if desired, and filled with ice. Garnish with cucumber slices and lime wedges.

Let me just say....this is one refreshing margarita! The coolness of the cucumber, the tang of the lime and it's all balanced with the snappy ginger. I have to say I'm in love with my new margarita!

Now its time to go mingle and see what everyone else is up too. Between margaritas and margarita-inspired foods....I have a feeling this party will be an all nighter!


Margarita-inspired food:


  1. That is the perfect apron for you - love it! And what a brilliant idea to take the tastes of a Moscow Mule and turn them into a margarita, this is one I definitely want to try...looks so cool and refreshing!

  2. Oh, I LOVE this! Cucumber-infused tequila? That is genius. Thanks for sharing with #nationalmargaritaday.

  3. I recently had my first Moscow Mule and loved it! Cucumber Martinis are my fav so I just know I'll love this ;)

  4. I love infusing tequila and haven't done cucumber yet!!!

  5. I love Moscow Mules and ginger beer. I especially love how you infused tequila with cucumber. Brilliant! This will be the perfect summer drink...but why wait? LOL
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

  6. Cucumber infused tequila AND ginger beer...What's not to love about this margarita?! And that apron is too cute!

  7. That sounds like a fantastic margarita love the addition of Ginger beer.


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