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
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Amount per serving
Calories 260
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 46mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Protein 6g
Calcium 150mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(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.

Ingredients

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