My favorite tapas restaurant in Los Angeles, Red O, has a fantastic drink menu, and their cucumber melon margarita was always my favorite. Unfortunately, they revised their menu, and my favorite drink is no longer on it ūüôĀ Thus, I now have no choice but to make my own.

These margaritas don’t contain¬†any refined sugar, as they’re naturally sweetened with honeydew¬†melon, and I add a dash of agave nectar for extra flavor. I’m pretty picky when it comes to margaritas, and sugary mixers tend to be too sweet for me, so these are perfect.

(And if you’re not too strict on sugar intake, feel free to add a dash of Midori Melon liqueur!)

I love to pair these with my homemade gluten-free brown rice nachos.

cucumber melon margarita recipe

Cucumber Melon Margarita
Recipe type: Cocktail
  • 2 cups honeydew melon
  • 1½ cups tequila
  • 1 cup peeled cucumber
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • 3 tbsp agave nectar
  • (Optional: 2 tbsp Midori Melon liqueur)
  1. Slice melon into squares and remove seeds.
  2. Combine melon, tequila, cucumber, lime juice and agave (and optional Midori) in a blender and mix until smooth.
  3. Serve in a margarita glass over ice and garnish with lime or cucumber.


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