Cucumber-Tequila Cooler Recipe

Maggie Hoffman

Cucumbers and celery add a cooling vegetal note to this tart and refreshing tequila cocktail.

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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  • 1 (4-inch) section celery (about 3/4 ounces)

  • Pinch salt

  • 1 (2-inch) section English cucumber (about 2 1/2 ounces), peeled

  • 1/2 ounce agave nectar

  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice, from 1 to 2 limes

  • 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila

  • 2 ounces seltzer, chilled

  • Garnish: cucumber slice (optional)


  1. Slice celery and cucumber into 1/2 inch slices. Add celery and salt to cocktail shaker and muddle until broken up. Add cucumber and agave nectar, muddle until smashed, about 20 seconds.

  2. Add lime juice and tequila to shaker and fill 2/3 full with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into highball glass. Top with seltzer, stir gently and serve with cucumber slice garnish if desired.

Special equipment

muddler, cocktail shaker and strainer

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
302 Calories
0g Fat
52g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 302
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 155mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 41g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 30mg 152%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 233mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)