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Happy Hour: How to Make Cucumber Margaritas

Elena North-Kelly

Elena North-Kelly

June 12, 2015


Photo: Emilie Baltz

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Forget kale juice or wheatgrass shots: our new favorite way to drink our veggies is by mixing up this ultra-refreshing cucumber margarita recipe from JBF Award winner Rick Bayless. Finely blending and straining the cucumber-and-tequila base yields a smooth and dangerously drinkable cocktail—so sip with caution! In the step-by-step video below, senior editor Elena North-Kelly demonstrates how to whip up this deceptively simple margarita in your own kitchen.

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Elena North-Kelly is senior editor at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.