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National Tequila Day Recipe from Fairmont Mayakoba

Cucumber Habanero Margarita

Celebrate National Tequila Day (Saturday, July 24) and spice up your typical margarita with this recipe from Fairmont Mayakoba that will transport you to the beach.

Recipe – Cucumber Habanero Margarita


  • 1oz 100% Agave Tequila Reposado
  • 1oz 100% Agave Tequila Reposado Habanero Infused*
  • 1oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • .75oz Agave Nectar*
  • Garnish: Orange Peel and Half Salted Rim
  • Glassware: Double Old Fashioned 12oz


First rim the glass with salt by taking a lime wedge and rubbing the outside of the lip of the glass. Then by using a plate with kosher salt on it press the rim of the glass to the salt. Salt half the rim.  Add all ingredients into a shaker tin then shake vigorously for 5 seconds. Strain over fresh ice into salt rimmed glass then garish with orange peel.  

*Habanero Tequila:

Use 1 fresh habanero the size of a large strawberry. Slice is quarters then add to 1 bottle of Reposado tequila. Let rest for 24hrs.  Tequila is ready for use.

*Agave Nectar:

Using the similar ratio in making simple syrup do the same with agave nectar. One-part agave nectar: 1 part water. Feel free to add the zest of lime and orange to the syrup for added flavor.

16oz Agave Nectar: 16oz Water
Zest of 2 limes 
Zest of 1 orange