CookingLight diet CookingLight diet
Jamie Vespa
Active Time
10 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 10 Mins
Yield
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 cup)

This refreshing summertime sipper has sweet-citrus flavor and nuanced heat from jalapeño-infused tequila. In place of triple sec or Cointreau (orange-flavored liqueur), we save big on calories and added sugar by using fresh orange juice instead. In addition to being crisp and cooling, cucumbers offer up lots of vitamin C and vitamin K—important for overall heart health.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place tequila and jalapeño in a small bowl or cup. Let stand 1 hour. Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve over a cup; discard solids.

Step 2

Blend cucumber, orange juice, lime juice, agave nectar, and salt until smooth. Strain mixture into a pitcher; discard solids. Stir in tequila.

Step 3

Divide mixture among 4 ice-filled glasses. Garnish with fresh mint, if desired.

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