The Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita is a delicious and spicy spin on the classic and does not disappoint! Fresh cucumber and jalapeño slices are muddled together, then shaken with fresh lime juice, tequila, and triple sec and poured over ice. This refreshing cocktail hits the spot every time!

Flat lay shot of jalapeno margarita.

When it comes to margaritas, I enjoy the classic but always love a twist!

This spicy jalapeno margarita with cucumber is loaded with fresh ingredients and pairs especially well with chips and guacamole, garlic lime shrimp tacos, or a big bowl of chili colorado.

Recipe Ingredients

All ingredients for this recipe are shown in the pic below and special notes are made in this bulleted list to assist you.

Tequila, triple sec, cilantro and jalapeno.
  • Cucumber. For muddling and for garnish.
  • Jalapeño. Use fresh jalapeño for this cucumber margarita. I don’t recommend using jarred/pickled jalapeños here.
  • Lime juice. Fresh lime juice is recommended for this and any margarita. Since the amount of juice can vary by lime, I recommend having anywhere from 2-5 limes on hand for this recipe.
  • Triple sec. For citrus flavor.
  • Tequila. Use any blanco tequila that fits your budget. My favorites are Espolon and Milagro.
  • Cilantro. Optional, but makes a great garnish.
  • Salt. A pinch for muddling, plus more for rimming your glass, if desired. This is optional.

See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.

How to make it

  1. Roll your limes to release their juice, then slice them in half and juice using a citrus juicer.
  2. Slice a cucumber into 1/4 inch thick slices for muddling, and much thinner for garnish. Slice a jalapeño into 1/4 inch thick slices for muddling, and for garnish, if desired.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, muddle 3 cucumber and 3 jalapeño slices with a pinch of salt, then add 2 ounces of lime juice, 6 ounces of tequila, and 4 ounces of triple sec along with a handful of ice.
  4. Shake for 20 seconds, then strain and pour into ice-filled glasses and garnish with slices of cucumber, jalapeño, and cilantro. Serve your cucumber jalapeno margaritas immediately and enjoy!
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Jalapeno Margarita with Cucumber

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 drinks
This delicious, spicy and refreshing twist on the classic Margarita is sure to stimulate your taste buds.


  • 3 slices cucumber plus more for garnish
  • 3 slices jalapeno plus more for garnish
  • 1 sprig cilantro – Optional – for garnish
  • 2 oz lime juice
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 6 oz Tequila blanco
  • 4 oz Triple Sec
  • 1 cup ice plus more for serving


  • Juice 1 – 2 limes to yield 2 oz of juice.
  • Muddle cucumber and jalapeno slices with a pinch of salt in a cocktail shaker.
  • Add ice, lime juice, tequila and triple sec to the shaker and shake vigorously for 20 seconds.
  • Strain and pour over fresh ice.
  • Garnish with a cucumber slice, a jalapeno slice, and cilantro if desired.


Calories: 200kcal

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. L says:

    Hi Jim and Tara, do you have any suggestions on how to make this alcohol free? This sounds so good but I just don’t drink alcohol with my medical conditions and also have never tried converting a drink recipe.
    Thanks for sharing all of your expertise with us so we can make delicious meals.

    1. Tara says:

      Hi L, sure, there are actually a few good zero alcohol tequilas you can use in place of the tequila here. They’re available on Amazon or direct from the website. Those brands include Monday, Ritual, and CleanCo. If you don’t want to sub with a non-alcoholic spirit, you can also replace the alcohol entirely with club soda and add agave nectar (to taste) for sweetness.