I’m obsessed with tequila these days. I’m always looking for uncommon ways to incorporate it into different types of cocktails besides your typical margarita. Tequila martinis, anyone? What about a tequila twist on the classic old fashioned cocktail? Yes, I’ve tried them all, and let me tell you, this could be a new swagger trend.
I don’t really know how to describe this strawberry, cucumber and elderflower concoction. It’s not really a strawberry margarita but at the same time it could pass as one if you served it on the rocks with a salted rim. It’s made with tequila, so it’s not technically a martini, even though it’s served straight up. Needless to say, this one is unique.
The inspiration for this drink actually came from a cocktail I ordered at a local Italian restaurant. The cocktail was called “del sol,” which translates to of the sun in Spanish. Moral of the story, the best way to really describe this unique cocktail is to compare it to drinking the sun in a glass. A warm and incredibly refreshing cocktail with natural fruity and earthy flavors. It’s not too sweet, and possesses a warm red glow like the setting sun on the horizon (dramatic…I know). Which to be honest, I couldn’t picture a better scenario to be sipping such a tropical cocktail on a warm Summer night.
- 2½ ounces silver tequila
- ¾ ounce elderflower liqueur
- ¾ ounce fresh lime juice
- ½ ounce simple syrup
- 2 strawberries, muddled
- 2 cucumber slices, muddled
- In a cocktail shaker, muddle strawberries and cucumber slices together. Add all remaining ingredients to the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously with a cup of ice for 10 seconds.
- Strain into a chilled martini glass and serve immediately.