My F&W
quick save (...)
Amante Picante Margarita
© Christina Holmes

Amante Picante Margarita

  • ACTIVE: 15 MIN

Mixologists are still reacting against too-sweet drinks. This spicy margarita combines three savory ingredients: jalapeño, cilantro and cucumber.

  1. 1/2 large seedless English cucumber, thinly sliced, plus 8 slices for garnish
  2. 1/2 medium jalapeño, very thinly sliced
  3. 1/4 cup cilantro, plus more for garnish
  4. 18 ounces silver tequila
  5. 8 ounces fresh lime juice
  6. 6 ounces light agave nectar
  7. 1/2 teaspoon celery bitters (optional)
  8. 1 lime wedge
  9. 1/4 cup kosher salt mixed with 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
  10. Ice
  1. In a pitcher, muddle the 1/2 sliced cucumber with the jalapeño and 1/4 cup of cilantro. Add the tequila, lime juice, agave and bitters and stir well. Refrigerate until chilled, 1 hour.
  2. Moisten the rim of 8 rocks glasses with the lime wedge and coat with the lime salt. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Working in batches and adding fresh ice, shake the cocktail and strain into the glasses. Garnish with cucumber and cilantro.
You Might Also Like


Average Rating



Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.

    Tune in on Wednesdays at 10PM ET for Top Chef: Boston, the 12th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.