Maria's Margarita

PX • Alexandria, VA

Mixologist Todd Thrasher created this margarita to entice his wife into visiting him at PX, the 1920s-style speakeasy above the restaurant Eamonn's: A Dublin Chipper. The margarita's flavors are based on a spicy Salvadoran chile mix she likes to sprinkle on cucumbers.

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  • Servings: makes 6
  • Time(Other): plus freezing

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spice mix
  • 2 teaspoons superfine sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 12 ounces blanco tequila
  • 6 ounces Cointreau or other triple sec
  • 12 Cucumber Ice Cubes (see Notes)
  • 6 ounces Cucumber Mix (see Notes)
  • 6 cucumber wheels, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. Make the spice mix

    On a small plate, combine the sugar, cayenne pepper and salt.

  2. Make the cocktail

    Moisten the outer <a href="/articles/cocktail-basics-techniques#rimmingaglass">rim</a> of 6 martini glasses with the lime wedge and coat lightly with the spice mix. In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, Cointreau and Cucumber Mix; add the Cucumber Ice Cubes and shake well. Strain into the prepared martini glasses and garnish with the cucumber wheels.


Cucumber Mix & Cucumber Ice Cubes:

In a medium bowl, mix the juice of 2 English cucumbers with 2 1/2 ounces fresh lemon juice, 2 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice, 3/4 ounce Simple Syrup and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Reserve 8 ounces for the drinks; pour the rest into an ice cube tray and freeze. Makes 8 ounces Cucumber Mix and about 1 dozen ice cubes.--Todd Thrasher

Contributed By Photo © Tina Rupp Published February 2007

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Aggregate Rating value: 4

Review Count: 7

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: tidecreek

Review Body: What is the Cucumber Mix?? I love cucumber drinks so I would love to make this cocktail but feel like part of the recipe is missing?

Review Rating: 3

Date Published: 2016-06-16

Author Name: Randimichelled

Review Body: While I'm sure this recipe would turn out fine, try a ratio of 4:2:2:1 Reposado Tequila, Lime juice, Cointreau, Rich Syrup (2:1 Cane Sugar, Water) You won't be disappointed.

Review Rating: 3

Date Published: 2016-06-17

Author Name: jobin

Review Body: I wanna get drunk now😲

Review Rating: 4

Date Published: 2016-06-17

Author Name: CassSask

Review Body: This is so perfect for sipping while you are in group setting or with your partner. I can handle about 5-6 glasses of it while enjoying a TV show or in a bar.

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-06-27

Author Name: cherie341

Review Body: What a refreshing margarita! I want one to cool myself down from stress!

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-06-27

Author Name: faye240

Review Body: I made this cocktail and it was so good! Just shake it hard and you'll experience delight in this cucumber mix margarita! Love it

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-06-27

Author Name: Savino

Review Body: Time for celebration! I'm so glad you give us such an amazing recipe for this mixed up cocktails! :-)

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-06-27

Author Name: @RedTeepee

Review Body: Simple but that's the perfect margarita. Oh pro tip: add a little lemon juice with the lime. :)

Date Published: 2016-06-17