Habanero and Cucumber Margarita

Habanero and Cucumber Margarita
Staff Writer

Courtesy of the Fairmont Mayakoba

The Habanero and Cucumber margarita.

A spicy but refreshing margarita from the Fairmont Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico, in honor of the Mayan apocalypse. 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  Ounce  tequila Milagro Reposado
  • 1/2  Ounce  Controy (a Mexican orange liquor, can also use Cointreau)
  • 1 1/2  Ounce  lime juice
  • 1/8  fresh cucumber, sliced with no seeds
  • Dash agave nectar
  • Very small portion of Habanero chile
  • Slices of cucumber, to garnish
  • Salt and chili powder, for rim

Directions

Rub rim of a chilled glass with a piece of lime. Dip the rim of the glass in a saucer of salt and chili powder until it is evenly coated. Mix all ingredients in a shaker or blender with ice. Pour into the glass and garnish with a thick slice of cucumber.

Nutritional Facts

Sugar
16g
18%
Carbohydrate, by difference
20g
15%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
14mg
19%
Calcium, Ca
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
1mg
0%
Sodium, Na
259mg
17%
Water
76g
3%

Habanero Shopping Tip

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Habanero Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.