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Spicy cucumber and basil margarita

Spicy cucumber and basil margarita
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  • Prep: 10 min
  • Easy
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Spicy cucumber and basil margarita

Spicy Cucumber and Basil Margarita: Experience a refreshing twist on a classic cocktail with this Spicy Cucumber and Basil Margarita! Combining fresh cucumber, basil, and a kick of spice, this drink is perfect for a hot summer day. It’s easy to make in just 10 minutes and serves two. Enjoy this delightful beverage, garnished with lime rounds and cucumber ribbons, for a burst of cool and spicy flavours.
For an alcohol-free version, simply substitute the tequila and triple sec with non-alcoholic alternatives.

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Spicy cucumber and basil margarita

  • 2 Lebanese cucumbers 90 ml
  • (6 tablespoons) fresh lime juice
  • 30 ml (2 tablespoons) Herbamare Organic Spicy Herb Sea Salt
  • 4 large fresh basil leaves
  • 120 ml (4 oz) tequila
  • 60 ml (2 oz) triple sec
  • 30 ml (2 tablespoons) simple syrup
  • 250 ml (1 cup) ice cubes
  • 1 lime, sliced

Herbamare® Original - The perfect substitute for table salt!

To enhance the flavor of your dishes in a different way, Herbamare certified organic herb sea salt is worth the taste test! Thanks to its blend of certified organic vegetables (celery, leek, watercress, etc.) and herbs (basil, rosemary, thyme, etc.), it adds a unique herbal touch to many dishes, including those based on vegetables, meat and poultry, as well as fish and seafood. As an added bonus, it contains no GMOs, additives or preservatives.

How to make Spicy cucumber and basil margarita

1. Cut one cucumber into thin slices and the other into thin ribbons.

2. Prepare two small soup plates. Pour 30 ml (2 tbsp.) lime juice into one and place sea salt in the other.

3. Dip the rims of two margarita glasses in the lime juice, then in the salt to frost.

4. Place the cucumber slices and half the basil in a cocktail shaker, then crush with a cocktail masher. Add the remaining lime juice, tequila, triple-sec, simple syrup and ice cubes to the shaker.

5. Shake vigorously for 30 to 45 seconds. Strain into glasses using a cocktail strainer.

6. Garnish glasses with lime slices, cucumber ribbons and remaining basil leaves.

I hope you give this delicious recipe! And if you do, be sure to tag the picture #AVogelRecipes on Pinterest so we can see :) 

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