Emerald Agave Margarita

Healthy margarita anyone?!  A fresh cucumber and cilantro margarita I call the  “Emerald Agave”!  When you see the color you’ll know why I wanted to name the drink after the “Emerald City”. Click your heels three times and you’ll be transported to another place!

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 I am a personal fan of Casamigo’s Tequila, it is so smooth and I particularly like the mineral flavors that come out in the blanco.  This tequila goes well with the savory marg.

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Recipe: Makes an 8oz. Cocktail    

  •  2 oz. Casamigos Blanco Tequila
  • 1oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 1oz. Agave Syrup
  • *2oz. Cucumber Cilantro Juice

Profile: Classic/Original Recipe ~  Refreshing & Citrusy

Glass:  Margarita, Martini or a Double rocks glass  

Garnish:  Lime wheel

*Cucumber Cilantro Juice

Recipe:  Makes 2 Cups

  • 1 English Cucumber
  • 2 Cups of Cilantro Leaves (about 2 handfuls)
  • 2 Cups Purified Water

Instructions: 

Blend all ingredients in a blender and strain*  or Use a juicer without the water then strain.

Strain all Ingredients twice through a fine mesh strainer.

If you don’t have either, use your muddler and smash the hell out of the cucumber and then add cilantro, shake with the water then strain through strainer;)

Cocktail

Instructions:

Make your *cucumber cilantro juice ahead of time and set aside.  Add all ingredients to a shaker, shake for 5 seconds and strain over ice into cocktail glass (salted rim optional)

Use an 8 oz cocktail glass or serve up as a tequila martini with a salted rim

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