PX • Alexandria, VAMixologist 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.Plus: Ultimate Cocktail Guide

Todd Thrasher
February 2007


Credit: © Tina Rupp

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20 mins
makes 6


Spice Mix


Make the spice mix
  • On a small plate, combine the sugar, cayenne pepper and salt.

Make the cocktail
  • Moisten the outer rim 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