Spicy Margarita with Cucumber

5 from 9 reviews

Easy spicy margarita recipe with a twist on the original cocktail. Cucumbers and jalapenos are added to give it fresh, spicy springtime flavor. 



  • 3 small cucumbers, thinly sliced (grab the burpless English variety)
  • 2 jalapeño, thinly sliced (add more if you like it hot)
  • Bunch of cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water


  • 1.5 cups tequila blanco
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 cup simple syrup (or to taste)
  • Ice
  • Salt for the the glasses
  • Lime wedges and snap peas for garnish


  • Slice the cucumbers and jalapeños. You can rid of the jalapeño seeds, or keep a few around for the extra kick.
  • Add the sliced cucumbers and jalapeños into a bowl and gently muddle to release some of those flavors.
  • Add the sugar and water to a sauce pan and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer. 
  • Add the muddled concoction and bunch of chopped cilantro (omit if you don’t like cilantro) to the sugar water and continue to simmer until sugar is completely dissolved, plus a little longer to to steep the flavors.
  • Pull off the burner and let cool.
  • Run a wedge of lime around all of the glasses and dip the rims in salt (if desired).
  • Add ice to the pitcher and add tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup. Gently stir to combine. 
  • Add ice to each of the glasses and pour the margaritas. Garnish with extra lime wedges and snap peas. Serve immediately and enjoy!


Make the simple syrup ahead of time and store it in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to one month.


Keywords: margaritas, spicy margaritas, homemade simple syrup

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