Strawberry Cucumber Tequila Cocktail Recipe

A refreshing tequila cocktail made with elderflower liqueur and fresh muddled strawberries and cucumber.

Strawberry Cucumber Tequila Cocktail Recipe

I’m obsessed with tequila. I’m always looking for uncommon ways to incorporate it into different types of cocktails besides your typical margarita. Tequila cocktails, 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 in a coupe glass like a martini. Needless to say, this one is unique, refreshing and amazing.

The inspiration for this drink actually came from a cocktail I ordered at a local New Hampshire Italian restaurant a few years ago. The cocktail was called “del sole,” which translates to of the sun in Italian. A warm and incredibly refreshing cocktail with natural fruity and earthy flavors. It’s not too sweet, nor too strong, and possesses a warm red glow. The perfect tropical cocktail for a warm summer night… or if you wish it was a warm summer night. Not a tequila fan? You can easily substitute gin or vodka and it’s equally as good (I’ve tried em all).

Strawberry Cucumber Tequila Cocktail Recipe

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Strawberry Cucumber Tequila Martini Recipe

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 ounces silver tequila (can sub vodka or gin)
  • 3/4 ounce elderflower liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 strawberries, muddled
  • 2 cucumber slices, muddled

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Double strain into a chilled coupe glass and serve immediately garnished with a strawberry slice.

Notes

Love basil? Muddle fresh basil for a strawberry basil twist.