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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Margarita de Pepino (Cucumber Margarita)

Okay.  Does ANYBODY but me remember this song?  It's a song we sang when I was in preschool and I'm guessing it was one of my favorites since I still remember it.  I tried and tried googling it, but to no avail.  I think it was called The Color Song and this was how it went...

Green, green, green is everything I'm wearing
Green, green, green is everything I love
I have chosen green to be my color
I have chosen a gardener for my love.

White, white, white is everything I'm wearing
White, white, white is everything I love
I have chosen white to be my color
I have chosen a baker for my love.

Red, red, red is everything I'm wearing
Red, red, red is everything I love
I have chosen red to be my color
I have chosen a fireman for my love.

Blue, blue, blue is everything I'm wearing
Blue, blue, blue is everything I love
I have chosen blue to be my color
I have chosen a policeman for my love.

Yellow, yellow, yellow is everything I'm wearing
Yellow, yellow, yellow is everything I love
I have chosen yellow to be my color
I have chosen (Big Bird?) for my love.
Orange, orange, orange is everything I'm wearing
Orange, orange, orange is everything I love
I have chosen orange to be my color
I have chosen a construction worker for my love.

Purple, purple, purple is everything I'm wearing
Purple, purple, purple is everything I love
I have chosen purple to be my color
I have chosen a (wine-maker?) for my love.

Rainbow, rainbow, rainbow is everything I'm wearing
Rainbow, rainbow, rainbow is everything I love
I have chosen a rainbow to be my color
I have chosen a painter for my love.

Okay, so I forgot a few of the "for my love" parts...but I remember the tune and most of the words like I was singing it with all of the fervor of a preschooler just yesterday!  Anybody else?

So what in the world does this have to do with margaritas you ask?  Nothing really.  It's just that I chose Green, Green, Green is everything I'm wearing as the theme for IHCC this week because of my memories of the song and I'm beginning to think I'm the only one who ever sang it.  Well, and the others in my preschool class.  I know I didn't imagine them.  Isn't it funny the things we remember?  I mean, I don't remember all that much from 30-some years ago, but I do remember that.

So today...
Green, green, green is everything I'm wearing
Green, green, green is everything I love
I have chosen green to be my color
I have chosen a Cucumber Margarita for my love!

Cucumber Margarita (Margarita de Pepino)

by Heather Schmitt-González
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Cook Time: n/a
Keywords: beverage alcohol cucumber summer

Ingredients (~12 oz.)
    • 2 oz. seedless cucumber, peeled and chunked
    • 3 oz. (¼ c. + 2 Tbs.) tequila blanco
    • 1 oz. (2 Tbs.) Mariposa Agave Nectar Liqueur (optional)
    • 2 oz. (¼ c.) freshly squeezed lime juice
    • 2 oz. (¼ c.) agave nectar
    to finish and garnish (optional):
    • coarse salt
    • thinly sliced cucumber
    • lime wedges
    • ice
    Wet the rims of 1 large glass or two smaller ones and dip in coarse salt, if you like. Set aside.

    Combine all of the cocktail ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes and shake until very cold, 15-30 seconds.

    Strain into prepared glasses (over ice if you'd like it on the rocks) and garnish with cucumber and lime, if using. Enjoy.

    -adapted from Rick Bayless
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    p.s... this Margarita is TOTALLY love-worthy. The cucumber is perfectly cool and perfectly matched with the lime and tequila for a refreshing summer cocktail!

    I am sharing this post with:
    IHCC theme: Green, Green, Green is Everything I'm Wearing
    Rick Bayless @IHCC button rounded weekend cooking gallery of favorites

    Would you like to comment?

    1. Don't know about the song....but I love this green cucumber drink. Looks really refreshing!

    2. Gerry @ Foodness GraciousAugust 4, 2012 at 2:41 AM

      Cucumber?? Okay I would for sure try this, it sounds full on refreshing!

    3. Wow this is dangerously good!! too bad we need to enjoy it with moderation..

    4. The heat is back here in New England and that margarita looks like a worthy way to while away the afternoon ... while I check on all the tomatoes being turned into pizza sauce for the canning!

    5. Oooo...what a cooling drink. Slurppp....
      Hope you're enjoying the weekend.

    6. Ooooh, yummy and refreshing. We go to this place in Disney that has the best cucumber margaritas. Now I can make them at home!

    7. I haven't heard that song, but if you make me a few of these margs.... I'll gladly sing along with gusto!

    8. This is not only pretty but looks like one the most cooling summer drinks ever. Must make, Cucumber season is upon us & it's hot outside!

      I vaguely remember that song, but could not have conjured up the words.

    9. I don't think we sang that in my preschool but I wholeheartedly approve of your theme choice...and of your margarita flavor. Cucumber sounds so refreshing.
      Joanne @ eats well with others

    10. I don't know that song either, but your drink looks so refreshing.

    11. caite@a lovely shore breezeAugust 4, 2012 at 12:39 PM

      that sounds so refreshing!

    12. Never heard of the song but it is cute :-)

    13. I know it's been said, but this looks so refreshing. I just made cucumber watermelon margaritas and they're my absolute favorite. The cucumber is really special and undervalued for all its many delicious uses--like this one!

    14. LOL, I just KNEW it couldn't be only me who sang it! ;P

    15. Oh, cucumber and watermelon sounds super refreshing. I'm betting I'd love them. I made a few of these with strawberries blended in, too since I had a few laying around. GOOD!

    16. This made me laugh out loud! My kids sang a 'color' song in preschool that I find myself humming all the time...songs sure have a way of getting 'stuck' in our minds. Your margarita looks mighty refreshing!

    17. The song's a new one on me! Lovely looking cocktail. I posted mushrooms on toast this week. Cheers

    18. LOL, Heather. I've been wondering about where this theme came from. I figured it was something current that I wasn't hip enough to know!

      I've never heard of a cucumber margarita, but it sounds like an awesome way to cool off.

    19. I've not heard that song - but it's sweet. And I'm wondering how sweet this margarita might be? I'm generally a straight-up lime girl, but this sounds refreshing!

    20. first of all, your blog looks awesome, i love your heading. second, fantastic drink! it's been so hot over here, this would be the perfect way to cool down!

    21. Tehehe cute jingle. Looks very refreshing. I love cucumber in drinks. Especially pimms :)

    22. I don't remember singing that song, but it sounds like something I'd sing, especially with the rewrites regarding the loves: wine-maker & cucumber margarita! :) Such a gorgeous and refreshing drink. Cheers! :)

    23. Looks like a perfect summer drink!

    24. Here I was thinking everybody knew this song and would "get" the reference - boy was I wrong, LOL!! ;)

    25. I still haven't tried Pimms...but I finally found it at a liquor store - so it's in my near future!

    26. What a cute song! And your margarita looks so good! Love the flavours of cucumber, sounds and looks so refreshing!

    27. That's too funny! I was wondering where the theme title came from--now I know. ;-) I love anything cucumber and this margarita looks particularly refreshing and good. Great pick and cute song.

    28. Heather, I don’t recall that song but its very cute. I like it! Nice looking margarita too :-

    29. I recognize that song, but I've only ever heard it in German!

    30. I recently tried a glass if simple iced tap water with a slice of cucumber! Its the most refreshing pick me up I ever tasted! I would highly recommend! While its been hot all i can think of is refreshing food and cocktails! I made a collage here on some recipe ideas, you all should check it out!

    31. this is one of my favs.... perfect for this summer heat!!

    32. I definitely love this Cucumber Margarita! What a delicious and refreshing cocktail!

    33. Couscous & ConsciousnessAugust 10, 2012 at 4:43 AM

      Okay, so I don't know that song, or if I ever did know it I've forgotten it. Once tasted though, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't forget this margarita. Want one ... NOW!