El Pepino Tequila Cocktail Recipe

Milagro Tequila's El Pepino Cocktail
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Ratings (4)
  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
260 Calories
1g Fat
55g Carbs
6g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Las Vegas mixologist, Gaston Martinez has a fantastic idea in the El Pepino: Put a reposado tequila like Milagro into a margarita, then add cucumber, cilantro, and egg whites to bring an earthy flavor. The result is a smash hit and is following an​ ever-growing trend in that cucumber is making a number of appearances in cocktails. It is a great ingredient and adds a freshness that few other foods could bring.

This would make a fabulous brunch cocktail.


Steps to Make It

  1. Muddle the cucumber, cilantro and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.

  2. Add the other ingredients and ice.

  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  4. Garnish with a thin cucumber slice.

Recipe courtesy Gaston Martinez for Milagro Tequila