DeeDee Dalrymple, hostess extraordinaire and author of Effortless Entertaining, offers a new cocktail to enjoy this weekend!

Today I give you a favorite spring cocktail — Jalapeño Cucumber Limeade. My daughters introduced me to this cocktail one summer at our club in the mountains. We now make it at home all the time — it’s so simple, so refreshing, and we love that it has a little kick. It’s the perfect Welcome to Spring cocktail!


JALAPEÑO CUCUMBER LIMEADE

Serves 2    Jason Wills, Grandfather Golf and Country Club

INGREDIENTS

4 oz tequila
6 cucumber slices
4 jalapeño slices
2½ oz simple syrup
2½ oz fresh lime juice
Cucumber slices to garnish

DIRECTIONS

Pour all ingredients into cocktail shaker. Muddle cucumber and jalapeño slices.

Add ice and shake. Double-strain into collins glasses with Hawthorne strainer and fine mesh strainer.

Garnish with cucumber slices.

DEEDEE’S NOTES

  • To double-strain, hold Hawthorne strainer over cocktail shaker and pour cocktail through mesh strainer into glass.

DeeDee is the author of Effortless EntertainingOpen Your Home, Open Your Heart, and Give the Gift of Hospitality, your complete and beautiful guide for entertaining easily and graciously in your home with inspiring ideas and practical resources. DeeDee also speaks to groups of women sharing her Ten Steps To Effortless Entertaining.

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