Keyword: Cinco de Mayo, Cocktails, Cucumber-Cilantro Margarita, Entertaining, Summer, Tequila, Tex-Mex
ACTIVE TIME: 30 minutesminutes
TOTAL TIME: 4 hourshours30 minutesminutes
A cucumber-cilantro simple syrup infuses this classic margarita with refreshing summer flavor. Late one night while on the road for the Edible Inevitable Tour, one of my tour managers (and erstwhile mixologist), Will Brandstetter, delivered unto my bus, a tray of glasses full of this refreshing margarita. I’m not in the habit of publishing the recipes of others on this site, but this herbal elixir is simply too damn good not to share.Although many barmen use a 1:1 sugar to water ratio for their syrups, I prefer the lighter 1:2 for this application because it allows me to up the cucumber-cilantro flavor without over-sweetening the drink.This recipe first appeared on altonbrown.com.