Cucumber Jalapeño Margtini


Happy Friday, hello weekend, hola FUN!  I hope you all have some good times ahead!  I’m planning on kicking my feet up for some old-fashioned R&R, heading to the outlets for a little shopping indulgence, and wining & dining with some girlfriends.  My kind of weekend!  What’ve you got on the books?  If you’re looking for a summer cocktail to help get you into a festive mood, may I recommend these?  Refreshing with a spicy kick, these cucumber jalapeño margtinis are such a treat!! Get at them!  xx- Sarah  {this post was produced in collaboration with Sarah Dickenson for A House in the Hills}

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Cucumber Jalapeño Margtini

Serving Size: 1 cocktail

Cucumber Jalapeño Margtini


  • 1-3 slices of jalapeño
  • 3 slices cucumber
  • 3-4 lime wedges
  • 2.5 oz tequila, preferably blanco
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • salt


  • In a shaker, muddle lime wedges, jalapeños slices, cucumber slices, and simple syrup.
  • Add ice, tequila, and cointreau to shaker.
  • Shake for 20-30 seconds.
  • Pour salt onto a small plate.
  • Run a lime wedge around the rim of the martini glass.
  • Dip martini glass into the salt, you can use sugar here too if you prefer!
  • Strain contents of shaker into martini glass.
  • Garnish with a jalapeño slice and a sliver of cucumber.


If you only want a little heat, and a lot of citrus, use 1 jalapeño slice and more lime! To make the cucumber garnish, run a peeler along the entire length of a cucumber, fold accordion style and secure with a toothpick!

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  1. Nina|

    Yay, I think I have everything in my pantry to make this cocktail! Well, excepted for jalapenos… I can’t seem to find some here in France, we’re not very fond of chiles… I’ve started growing my own but they’re just sprouts for the moment so I guess I have to wait a bit more, and that I have to make this cocktail without them! I’m sure it will be great though!

  2. kathleen a mchale|

    8/4/2014 I’ve never had a martini,but it looks so good,i could drink gallons of that delicious green,cool looking drink[it looks like a popsicle]I could come up with the vegetables and vodka,but not the Cointreau[borrow some from a local bar?] or simple about a cold beer ,downtown,for 1.50?not every day of the week.oh,you’re not yourself…we can tell when you’re you.

  3. George Smith|

    I can vouch for this great tasting drink. We have a Restaurant here in Austin Texas, (Serrano’s ) they make this drink as their signature drink. I am hooked on this unique taste. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Sarah Figini|

    Im going to try this tonight with my girlfriend.

    i hope it tastes as good as it looks !