Habanero and Cucumber Margarita

Staff Writer
Habanero and Cucumber Margarita
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. 

Deliver 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


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.

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.