Here is another delicious variation on a Margarita. To me it invokes boozy adventures during hot, dusty days in third world countries. I love the mixture of cooling cucumber with the kick of chili as an aftertaste.
Muddle the cucumber slices with the cilantro, add pinches of salt and chile, the lime and the agave, then the tequila, shake and strain into a margarita glass. Finish with a dusting of Arbol chile powder to make it look pretty.
This also works well in a pitcher. I just juice the cucumber and increase the volume of the other ingredients. Cheers!
3 slices of cucumber
Small handful of fresh cilantro
I pinch Arbol chile pepper
I pinch of salt
2 oz Fortaleza Blanco Tequila
3/4 oz Agave
3/4 freshly juiced lime