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GREEN JALAPEÑO MARGARITAS

My friend Elise served these delicious margaritas at our last girl dinner, and we all agreed they were the best homemade margaritas we’d ever tasted! I’ve dabbled in making cocktails with freshly pressed juice, but it usually goes a little something like “Hey, I bet this juice would taste good with vodka in it!”. I’m picky when it comes to tequila-based cocktails, but these margaritas are citrusy, savory and a bit spicy — it tastes like you’re drinking the most delicious green juice, and I couldn’t even taste the tequila! Plus, I like that this recipe is full of good ingredients (even some vegetables!). If you’re looking for a refreshing summer cocktail with a twist, Elise has you covered. Cheers, amigos!


Green Jalapeño Margaritas // JustineCelina.comI really dislike overly sweet mixed drinks (which is why I prefer drier wines), so I love these margaritas. They’re rimmed with salt rather than sugar, which helps to balance the spice. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, feel free to substitute the salted rim with a sugared rim instead. Or, you could do a mixture!

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I don’t usually think of margaritas as being healthy — but there’s actually substantial amount of nutrition in these Green Jalapeño Margaritas! They combine cucumbers, lemons, limes and jalapeños, so you’re definitely still getting your veggies in, even if you’re enjoying them in a cocktail. Life is all about balance, right? I don’t think it’s ridiculous to add alcohol to your freshly pressed juice — not at all! This is a healthier alternative compared to most cocktails which are high in calories and full of refined sugar. So get your juicer out, invite some friends over, and let’s make some margaritas!

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GREEN JALAPEÑO MARGARITAS

Ingredients

Serves 4

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• 3 limes
• 1 lemon
• 2 cucumbers
• 1/2 a jalapeño (or more if you like it hot!)
• 1 1/2 tbsp honey or agave nectar
• Freshly cracked sea salt or pink Himalayan salt
• 1 oz Reposado or good gold tequila for each glass
• Ice

* Organic produce is preferable

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Directions

1) Start with chilled produce. Chop all ingredients into 1″ pieces and add them one at a time to your Hurom Slow Juicer (or similar), starting with an ingredient that isn’t as juicy (like jalapeño), and alternating with an ingredient that makes lots of juice (like cucumber). This will ensure that the juicy ingredients flush the not-so-juicy ingredients through the juicer and you’ll get more of them in your cup!

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2) Once you’ve finished juicing your fruits and veggies, transfer your juice to a martini shaker, and add a few ice cubes and 2 tbsp honey or agave nectar (you many need to do this in batches depending on the size of your shaker). Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.

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3) Rim cocktail glasses with salt. First, squeeze a thin layer of lime juice onto a small saucer. Then, crack salt onto another small saucer. Turn cocktail glasses upside down, first dipping the rim into the lime juice to coat it. Then, coat the rim in salt. The citrus base is what makes the salt stick!

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4) Add as much ice as you like to each glass.

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5) Pour a shot of tequila over top.

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6) Fill glasses with the juice mixture and stir.

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7) Garnish with a slice of cucumber, jalapeño, or a few colourful peppers, and enjoy!

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Note: This is also very delicious as a virgin cocktail! 


GREEN JALAPEÑO MARGARITAS
Serves 4
My friend Elise served these delicious margaritas at our last girl dinner, and we all agreed they were the best homemade margaritas we'd ever tasted! I've dabbled in making cocktails with freshly pressed juice, but it usually goes a little something like "Hey, I bet this juice would taste good with vodka in it!". I'm picky when it comes to tequila-based cocktails, but these margaritas are citrusy, savory and a bit spicy -- it tastes like you're drinking the most delicious green juice, and I couldn't even taste the tequila! Plus, I like that this recipe is full of good ingredients (even some vegetables!). If you're looking for a refreshing summer cocktail with a twist, Elise has you covered. Cheers, amigos!
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Prep Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 lemon
  2. 2 cucumbers
  3. 1/2 a jalapeño (or more if you like it hot!)
  4. 1 1/2 tbsp honey or agave nectar
  5. Freshly cracked sea salt or pink Himalayan salt
  6. 1 oz Reposado or good gold tequila for each glass
  7. Ice
Instructions
  1. Start with chilled produce. Chop all ingredients into 1" pieces and add them one at a time to your juicer, starting with an ingredient that isn't as juicy (like jalapeño), and alternating with an ingredient that makes lots of juice (like cucumber). This will ensure that the juicy ingredients flush the not-so-juicy ingredients through the juicer and you'll get more of them in your cup!
  2. Once you've finished juicing your fruits and veggies, transfer your juice to a martini shaker, and add a few ice cubes and 2 tbsp honey or agave nectar (you many need to do this in batches depending on the size of your shaker). Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  3. Rim cocktail glasses with salt. First, squeeze a thin layer of lime juice onto a small saucer. Then, crack salt onto another small saucer. Turn cocktail glasses upside down, first dipping the rim into the lime juice to coat it. Then, coat the rim in salt. The citrus base is what makes the salt stick!
  4. Add as much ice as you like to each glass.
  5. Pour a shot of tequila over top.
  6. Fill glasses with the juice mixture and stir.
  7. Garnish with a slice of cucumber, jalapeño, or a few colourful peppers, and enjoy!
Notes
  1. Note: This is also very delicious as a virgin cocktail!
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We picked these shot glasses up in Huatulco, Mexico last time we visited. Man, I really miss that place! Have you ever been to the southern Pacific coast of Mexico? It’s one of the most beautiful, tranquil places I’ve ever traveled to.


Green Jalapeño Margaritas // JustineCelina.comWhat are your favourite summer cocktails? I also like sangria, moscow mules, white wine, rosé, and a nice earthy pinot noir (I’ve been loving Oregon pinots ever since I visited in the spring!)! If you guys try Elise’s Green Jalapeño Margaritas, let me know how you like them, so I can pass the love on. Tag me on social or use the hashtag #justinecelinarecipes in your recreations, so I can find your post!

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Thanks Elise for sharing your recipe (and for the delicious tacos)!

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Thank you to The Calgary Herald and FeedFeed for featuring this recipe. For other delicious fresh juice recipes and beautiful photo inspiration, check out the Juices Feed!


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21 Comments

  • Reply Merry120 September 4, 2015 at 10:32 am

    These margaritas look amazing. I whole heartedly agree with your use of repasado. So many people use silver tequila for margaritas but it is just not that good. I will have to give these a try. Yum!

    • Reply Justine September 4, 2015 at 10:45 am

      Hey Merry — thanks for stopping by! I haven’t always been a big tequila fan, but a few years ago I was in Huatulco, Mexico on business and a client introduced me to Reposado. I love the fruity notes in it — and that’s why I think it works so well in these margaritas! If you try them, let me know how you like them. And, they’re also delicious as virgin cocktails if you’re looking for a new green juice recipe with a twist! Cheers!

  • Reply suki September 4, 2015 at 10:32 am

    I can take anything with Jalepenos 🙂 They look so good for this weekend!!!

    • Reply Justine September 4, 2015 at 10:46 am

      Hi Suki, thanks for the comment! The Jalapenos add just a bit of a kick and work so well with the citrus and salt! If you make them, let me know how you like them. Have a great long weekend! 🙂

  • Reply Amanda | The Cinnamon Scrolls September 4, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Girls nights are the best. I’m usually not a big fan of spicy mixed drinks (Caesars make me gag), but this sounds so fresh with the cucumber, citrus, and honey that I may give it a go! 🙂

    • Reply Justine September 4, 2015 at 10:49 am

      Hey Amanda, thanks for visiting! I live for girls nights — I actually get together with my college girl friends every week for dinner (we alternate hosts, and if you’re not hosting, you bring the wine!). Those nights keep me sane!

      These margaritas really aren’t that spicy — the jalapeno just tastes the edge off of the tequila and helps to balance the other flavours. If you want to try them but really don’t like spice, just use 1/4 or even 1/8 of a jalapeno and let me know how it goes! I hope you have a great long weekend — cheers lady! I’m going to head over and check your blog out now. 🙂

  • Reply Mel @ The Refreshanista September 4, 2015 at 10:46 am

    i love a good margarita! yours look so fresh and tasty 🙂 beautiful photos!

    • Reply Justine September 4, 2015 at 10:54 am

      Thanks so much, Mel! I had so much fun styling these photos (and drinking the margaritas afterwards!). Cheers, lady!

  • Reply Sarah | (Cooking for) Kiwi & Bean September 4, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Love this spin on a traditional margarita! And if it’s got veggies in it, then it must be healthy, right?

    Beautiful pics too! Nice work :-).

    • Reply Justine September 4, 2015 at 11:50 am

      Haha, thanks Sarah! And yep… any veggies are better than no veggies in my book! 😉 Have a great long weekend!

  • Reply Alanna @ One Tough Cookie September 4, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Oh my god, these look incredible! I’m going to have to make a batch before the summer’s over! Gorgeous photos, as always. 🙂

    • Reply Justine September 4, 2015 at 11:57 am

      Thanks Alanna! If you whip a batch up, let me know how you like them. Let’s hang onto summer just a little bit longer! 🙂 It’s getting cold in Calgary (might snow this weekend) and I’m just not ready!

  • Reply Mel @ avirtualvegan.com September 4, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    They just look amazing and such beautiful photography. I think I will be off to the liquor store to buy some tequila tomorrow now!

    • Reply Justine September 4, 2015 at 10:23 pm

      Thanks so much Mel! You caught me up late working on tomorrow’s post. 🙂 If you’re up for trying a new tequilla, I highly recommend the Don Julio Reposado pictured. It has fruity pear and apple notes — it really makes these margaritas sing. Have a great long weekend, and let me know how you like them if you make them!

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