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Maria's Margarita, PX • Alexandria, VA
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Maria's Margarita

  • SERVINGS: makes 1 drink

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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Spice Mix

  1. 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
  2. 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  3. 1 teaspoon sea salt


  1. 1 lime wedge
  2. 2 Cucumber Ice Cubes
  3. 2 ounces silver tequila
  4. 1 ounce Cointreau or other triple sec
  5. 1 Cucumber Mix
  6. 1 cucumber wheel
  1. MAKE THE COCKTAIL Combine the sugar, cayenne pepper and salt.
  2. Moisten the outer rim of a martini glass with the lime wedge and coat lightly with the spice mix. Put the Cucumber Ice Cubes in a cocktail shaker. Add the tequila, Cointreau and Cucumber Mix. Shake well and strain into the prepared martini glass. Garnish with the cucumber wheel.


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