Comida Latina, Dairy Free, Drinks, Recipes

Cucumber Mezcal Margaritas

August 1, 2014
Right now as you are reading this my family and I are riding in our tiny car across the state of Minnesota (or Wisconsin, depending on the hour). It is August and that means…..roooaaaadddd trip!

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.


Cucumber Mezcal Margaritas

Yield: 1 pitcher

Serving Size: 6 drinks


  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 8 shots Mezcal
  • 4 limes, juiced
  • 4 shots Grand Mariner
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup
  • limes, ice, salt, for serving


  1. Put cucumber through a juicer, or puree in a blender then strain out the juice.
  2. Run lime wedges around the edge of each glass, then gently dip in salt.
  3. 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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  • Cathleen August 2, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Holy moly. This looks amazing! What I wouldn’t do for a glass of this!

    • Kate Ramos August 3, 2014 at 12:59 pm

      Thanks Cathleen, you’re so sweet!

  • Unknown August 4, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Looks so gorgeous, Kate! xo aida

    • Kate Ramos August 4, 2014 at 11:11 pm

      Thank you Aida! They taste pretty darn good too!

  • momskitchenhandbook August 8, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    After a couple of visits to Oaxaca, I got a real taste for mezcal, but haven’t tinkered with it at home. Can’t wait to try these. Beautiful photos, by the way!

    • Kate Ramos August 8, 2014 at 2:12 pm

      Thank you Katie! I love the smoky taste of mezcal.