You might not expect it, but cucumber and tequila are a perfect match. Simple to make, this frozen Margarita is essentially the classic cocktail we all know and love, with the added bonus of cucumber. Blanco tequila gives the drink an extra boost of vegetal flavor and a bright white pepper heat, which contrasts the cooling effects of the cucumber, while an added splash of St-Germain boosts the sweetness and provides a touch of floral flavor. It is show-stoppingly delicious and seriously thirst quenching—after one sip, you’ll want to take another, and another until it’s gone, and then you’ll start blending up another batch. This drink is perfect on any balmy summer’s day when the temperature climbs over 100 degrees.
When picking a blanco tequila, opt for something with more minerality and herbal notes like Calle 23 or Siembra Valles, which has tons of pepper on the palate. Some lighter, more herbaceous (and less smoky) mezcals like Del Maguey’s Vida, Fidencio Clásico or Bonal also make an excellent companion to the cucumber and St-Germain. It just depends on your personal preference and how adventurous you want to get with the cocktail.