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El Pepino Recipe


El Pepino Cocktail - From Milagro Tequila and Gaston Martinez

El Pepino

Photo Courtesy of: © Milagro Tequila

Las Vegas mixologist, Gaston Martinez has a fantastic idea in El Pepino: Put a reposado tequila like Milagro into a Margarita, then add cucumber, cilantro and egg whites to bring an earthy flavor. The result is a smash hit and is following a trend I'm seeing more often in that cucumber is making a number of appearances in cocktails. It is a great ingredient and adds a freshness that few other foods could bring.

This would make a fabulous brunch cocktail.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



  1. Muddle the cucumber, cilantro and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add the other ingredients and ice.
  3. Shake vigorously.
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with a thin cucumber slice.

Recipe Courtesy: Gaston Martinez for Milagro Tequila

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