We are taking an epic family road trip (cue the sandwich dance) to Lake Michigan that will include a ferry ride, lots of beach time, all the Italian Ice we can possibly handle, and very little sleep. I’m buying Armando a Member’s Only jacket just for the trip, so follow along on Instagram for all the latest updates.
Today will be our longest driving day maxing out at 10 hours (if all goes well) so that means someone better have a Big Gulp-sized margarita for me when we stop. This cucumber version first caught my eye when Kasey wrote about having them in Tulum; the bright green color, smoke from Mezcal, and fresh-cut grassiness of it just screamed summer.
They looked so good that, guess what, I made a pitcher. You can cut the recipe down to only make one or two drinks or but why would you go through the trouble of hauling out the juicer for one measly drink? Invite some friends and make a round, just don’t drink them while you’re driving and stuff.
- 1 medium cucumber
- 8 shots Mezcal
- 4 limes, juiced
- 4 shots Grand Mariner
- 1 tablespoon agave syrup
- limes, ice, salt, for serving
- Put cucumber through a juicer, or puree in a blender then strain out the juice.
- Run lime wedges around the edge of each glass, then gently dip in salt.
- Combine remaining ingredients, plus cucumber juice in a pitcher with ice and stir vigorously until everything is mixed and thoroughly chilled. Pour into salt-rimmed glasses and serve.
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