Thursday, June 21, 2012
Superlounge Rooftop’s Official Drink: Cucumber Margaritas(via chow.com)
A couple of weeks ago, Rahul and I bought about 25 cucumbers at the grocery store. The lady ringing us up asked what we were doing with 25 cucumbers, and with a straight face I told her we were having a cucumber party. She was less than amused.
It wasn’t *that* far from the truth: When we had friends visiting for Memorial Day a couple of weeks back, we introduced them to our recently discovered favorite summer concoction: the cucumber margarita. 
In celebration of the first day of summer (and I hear I’m missing a heat wave in the city), I thought I’d share the recipe with you so you can get a little taste of Superlounge summer. 
For the cucumber juice:
1 medium English cucumber (about 1 pound), peeled and coarsely chopped 
For the margaritas:
8 ounces silver (blanco), 100 percent agave tequila
4 ounces light agave nectar
4 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 8 medium limes)
4 ounces Yellow Chartreuse
Ice
4 lime wedges, for garnish 
INSTRUCTIONS
For the cucumber juice:
Place the cucumber in a blender and smash the cucumber pieces down into the pitcher. Blend on high until liquefied, about 30 seconds. (You may need to stop the blender and smash the cucumber pieces down more to get the blade spinning again.) Set a fine-mesh strainer over a 2-cup measuring cup and pour the liquefied cucumber through the strainer. 
Using a rubber spatula, press on the cucumber solids to extract as much juice as possible. (You will need 8 ounces of juice. Save any extra for another use.) Discard the solids in the strainer.
For the margaritas:
Place 4 cocktail glasses in the freezer to chill.
Place the cucumber juice, tequila, agave nectar, lime juice, and Chartreuse in a 1-quart container and stir to combine. 
Place 7 ounces of the margarita mixture in a cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker halfway with ice and and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds. 
Pour the contents into 1 of the chilled glasses, garnish with a lime wedge, and serve. Repeat to make 3 more margaritas.
A note about Superlounge recipe tweaks: We are ghetto and use Jose Cuervo. It’s still delicious. (Also, you can probably use less agave than called for, unless you like super sweet drinks.)
Bottoms up! 

Superlounge Rooftop’s Official Drink: Cucumber Margaritas
(via chow.com)

A couple of weeks ago, Rahul and I bought about 25 cucumbers at the grocery store. The lady ringing us up asked what we were doing with 25 cucumbers, and with a straight face I told her we were having a cucumber party. She was less than amused.

It wasn’t *that* far from the truth: When we had friends visiting for Memorial Day a couple of weeks back, we introduced them to our recently discovered favorite summer concoction: the cucumber margarita. 

In celebration of the first day of summer (and I hear I’m missing a heat wave in the city), I thought I’d share the recipe with you so you can get a little taste of Superlounge summer. 

For the cucumber juice:

  • 1 medium English cucumber (about 1 pound), peeled and coarsely chopped 

For the margaritas:

  • 8 ounces silver (blanco), 100 percent agave tequila
  • 4 ounces light agave nectar
  • 4 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 8 medium limes)
  • 4 ounces Yellow Chartreuse
  • Ice
  • 4 lime wedges, for garnish 

INSTRUCTIONS

For the cucumber juice:

  1. Place the cucumber in a blender and smash the cucumber pieces down into the pitcher. Blend on high until liquefied, about 30 seconds. (You may need to stop the blender and smash the cucumber pieces down more to get the blade spinning again.) Set a fine-mesh strainer over a 2-cup measuring cup and pour the liquefied cucumber through the strainer. 
  2. Using a rubber spatula, press on the cucumber solids to extract as much juice as possible. (You will need 8 ounces of juice. Save any extra for another use.) Discard the solids in the strainer.

For the margaritas:

  1. Place 4 cocktail glasses in the freezer to chill.
  2. Place the cucumber juice, tequila, agave nectar, lime juice, and Chartreuse in a 1-quart container and stir to combine. 
  3. Place 7 ounces of the margarita mixture in a cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker halfway with ice and and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds. 
  4. Pour the contents into 1 of the chilled glasses, garnish with a lime wedge, and serve. Repeat to make 3 more margaritas.

A note about Superlounge recipe tweaks: We are ghetto and use Jose Cuervo. It’s still delicious. (Also, you can probably use less agave than called for, unless you like super sweet drinks.)

Bottoms up! 

Notes

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