Cukeamelon Margarita

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a bucket full of Corona and some lime certainly follows tradition. But that’s what you did last year. This time kick May off with—dare we say—a healthy margarita. For a “headache-free” morning after, start with high-quality tequila. Make the watermelon and cucumber juice in the blender and remember to spring for seedless versions of both in order to spend less time straining.

Kosher Salt
2oz Tequila Don Julio Blanco
(or any 100% Agave Tequila)
1oz Watermelon Juice
1oz Cucumber Juice
1½ Tablespoons Lime Juice
1oz Cointreau
1 to 2 Teaspoons Light Agave Nectar
Pour a layer of salt onto a small plate that is slightly larger than the top of your glass. Rub a lime wedge along the rim of the glass then dip it into the salt. Combine the other ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into the glass with ice and garnish with a slice of cucumber. For a frozen version, mix ingredients with ice in a blender until smooth.

Enjoy this healthy margarita all month long at The Palm Court at The Carltun in East Meadow. Ask for the Cukeamelon Margarita by name.