By The Kitchy Kitchen
Updated August 03, 2015
Credit: © Claire Thomas, The Kitchy Kitchen

Spicy, fresh, and very handsome indeed, El Guapo is one of my favorite cocktails. I’m not huge on sweet stuff, so I love that this drink is bone dry but with a little salt and pepper to give it a bit of edge. Enjoy!

El Guapo


  • 1.5 ounces lime juice
  • 1 small persian cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 3 ounces tequila blanco
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (such as cholula, tapatio or tabasco)
  • Salt and pepper

Muddle the lime juice and cucumbers in the bottom of your shaker. Fill half way up with ice, add the tequila, and shake like hell. Pour into a tumbler with some of the ice and cucumbers. Finish with hot sauce and salt and pepper. Stir to combine and garnish with red chili pepper is you like.

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