You guys, summer is almost here!! And I’ve got some exciting news to share along with a perfect summer margarita recipe.
Last month, I mentioned that I was making a big transition in my life. As of early May, I am officially a full time food blogger and photographer!! This was a tough decision, because I really did enjoy working for Westfield. However, since last year, the blog has steadily been growing in readership (thanks to all of you!) and financially (thanks to the many wonderful sponsors I work with!), and I finally felt comfortable making the jump. Now I’m so excited to dedicate my full attention to this space and all of you. Thanks so much for your continued support!
I’m going to spend May in transition mode, and starting in June, I’ll be posting more recipes each week. If you’d like me to tackle a particular recipe, cocktail or cuisine, please let me know in the comments below or email me here. Now, on to the margarita!
The base of this Cucumber Rosemary Margarita is bright and citrusy Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila. Cucumber slices and rosemary needles are muddled first to create a cool, herbaceous flavor base. Fresh lime juice and homemade lemon lime syrup complement the tequila while providing balance. Orange liquor is also added to amp up the citrus notes while giving the cocktail a note of familiarity. Served on the rocks, the finished margarita is a crisp and refreshing escape on a warm summer day.
Before we get to the recipe, I’d like to make a little transition toast. A cheers to the next chapter if you will. Thanks again to all my readers, sponsors, friends, family, and fellow bloggers who have supported, helped and encouraged me over the years. I wouldn’t be where I am today without all of you. Cheers!!
Cucumber Rosemary Margarita Recipe
- 3 cucumber slices
- 1 small pinch of fresh rosemary needles
- 2 ounces Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila
- 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
- 3/4 ounce orange liqueur
- 1/2 ounce lemon lime syrup (simple syrup works here as well)
Rosemary sprig, for garnish
Cucumber slice, for garnish
Place cucumber slices and rosemary in a cocktail shaker, and muddle to release flavors and oils. Add tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur and syrup along with ice. Cap the shaker, and shake until well chilled. Strain into a short tumbler filled with ice. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and slice of cucumber.
Check out some other cocktail recipes made with Olmeca Altos Tequila on Kitchen Konfidence: