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.)
    cocktail:
    • 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
    Instructions
    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!


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