El Pepino Tequila Cocktail Recipe

Milagro Tequila's El Pepino Cocktail
El Pepino is a great tequila cocktail with cucumber and egg white. Rob Palmer / Photolibrary / Getty Images
  • 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving
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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.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Muddle the cucumber, cilantro and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add the other ingredients and ice.
  3. Shake vigorously.
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with a thin cucumber slice.

Recipe courtesy Gaston Martinez for Milagro Tequila