Marvelous Margaritas: Cocktails that show a margarita’s versatility

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Spicy cucumber margarita, photo provided by Avion Tequila

Refreshing and flavorful

Sometimes a margarita can be the perfect sip on a hot day. Somehow that combination of sour and sweet brings a little respite from the scorching sun.

While it might not seem plausible, adding a little heat, or spice, to the mix can cool you off even more. When that little heat subsides, it leaves you feeling a little refreshed.

For this margarita recipe, the combination of cumcumber and jalapeno is incredibly refreshing. Cucumber offers a crisp, coolness. Offset by the heat from the jalapeno, the cocktail becomes quite addicting. You might finish every sip in a few glups.

Here’s how to make a Spicy Cucumber Margarita

"Spicy Cucumber Margarita Ingredients: • 2 Parts Avión Silver • 1 Fresh Lime Juice • 1 Part Agave Nectar • Slices of Cucumber & Jalapeño Directions: Muddle 1-2 thin slices of jalapeño pepper in the bottom of a cocktail shaker with the lime and agave nectar juices. Add the tequila and a handful of ice. Shake and strain into a margarita glass over ice. Garnish with thinly sliced cucumbers and jalapeños."

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