This cucumber mint margarita is super refreshing and perfect for summer. A classic margarita made with tequila and lime, infused with fresh mint syrup and cucumber slices – you cannot beat this in the summer heat!

This is the perfect dreamy drink to cool you down this weekend.

cucumber mint margaritas

Truly, I don’t think I’ve ever had something as refreshing as this cucumber mint margarita. It’s tangy, cooling, fresh, tart and tastes like you’re drinking a super fancy spa water with a hit of tequila.

I LOVE IT.

cocktail shaker with cucumbers

Also, this color? It just screams DRINK ME. I see this glass and imagine holding this in my hands on a hot summer day. Under the shade of course because that’s the only way to survive.

cocktail shaker with margarita

This drink is incredibly simple, one that I almost didn’t share. Because it’s that easy. But it’s something that is so ideal for summer, you won’t be able to live without it.

When we went on our little staycation back in June, we left on the hottest day of the year. There was a cucumber mint margarita on the menu and it sounded so refreshing. It instantly made me think of my cucumber vodka sodas!

I am not madly in love with cucumbers – until they are pickles, of course – but I do enjoy them in drinks and cocktails. I ended up ordering the cucumber mint margarita and it tasted so much better than expected. The ingredient list was simple on the menu, so I figured as much. But nothing tasted artificial and it was wonderfully light. You could tell that the only cucumbers in the margarita were the slices that were dropped into the cocktail – but it worked. 

cucumber mint margaritas

Kind of like how spa water is infused with cucumbers and lemon? It’s like that. Shaking the cucumbers with the cocktail imparts a lot of that fresh, cooling flavor, and then I drop a few of them into the glass too.

Plus, hello, you can snack on them.

cucumber mint margaritas

This was one of the first things I made when we returned home from that trip. I’ve done a mint syrup many times (and often do for coffee in the summer) so that part was easy. It’s something you can prep ahead of time too and keep in the fridge, which I love. 

Shaking this drink together takes no time at all, especially if you have the syrup ready to go. It’s just tequila, fresh lime juice and the mint syrup, plus a handful of cucumber slices to infuse and garnish. 

And some pretty fresh mint too! 

Living for this.

cucumber mint margaritas

Cucumber Mint Margarita

Cucumber Mint Margarita

This cucumber mint margarita is super refreshing and perfect for summer. A classic margarita made with tequila and lime, infused with fresh mint syrup and cucumber slices - you cannot beat this in the summer heat!
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Ingredients

  • margarita salt for the rim
  • lime wedges
  • crushed ice
  • 4 ounces tequila (I prefer blanco here)
  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce mint simple syrup, recipe below
  • 1 handful of cucumber slices

mint simple syrup

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 bunch of mint leaves

Instructions 

  • Rim two glasses with a lime wedge and dip in margarita salt to coat. Fill the glasses with crushed ice.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add in the tequila, lime juice and simple syrup. Add in a few slices of cucumber - this is imperative because as you shake, the cucumber flavor will infuse the drink. Cover and shake for 30 seconds until frothy. Pour the mixture over the crushed ice between the glasses, garnishing with cucumber slices. Top with a sprig of fresh mint and enjoy!

mint simple syrup

  • Combine sugar, mint and water together in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat until simmering, stirring continuously. Reduce heat to low and cook until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside to cool completely. Remove the mint before using. You can do this ahead of time and store it in the fridge.
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cucumber mint margaritas