Summer Margarita

Recipe from Season 5, Mexico—One Plate at a Time
Servings: 46-ounce margaritas


  • 1/2of an 8-ounce (6-inch-long) cucumber, peeled and cut into thin slices
  • 3/4cup good-quality blanco tequila (we use Milagro blanco for this margarita at our restaurant)
  • 1/2cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2cup simple syrup
  • Cucumber slices for garnish


In a blender, combine the cucumber, tequila, lime and simple syrup. Blend until the mixture is as smooth as you can get it. In a cocktail shaker, combine half of the mixture with 8 to 10 ice cubes, cover and shake for a full 15 seconds. Strain through the shaker's top into 2 martini glasses.

Garnish with cucumber slices (I usually cut a slit in each slice and impale one on the side of each glass). Repeat the shaking with the remaining margarita mix.


  1. Really enjoy you and your show. Start craving Mexican Food whenever I watch! Wish you would come to Louisville, Colorado and open a restaurant!!! 🙂



  2. I have eaten at Frontera Grill a couple of times and it has been wonderful. We had the Summer Margaritas the first time we were there and loved them. I was so pleased to find the recipe on the internet. I have made them several times for get togethers and people now request them when we have dinner parties. I will be making them again this weekend for a little post pandemic get together. We can’t wait to visit Chicago again and eat at one of your restaurants.

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