Cucumber-Tequila Cooler

A special post-shout-out to The Almanac, a local Silicon Valley newspaper, for the awesome piece they just published on me and my blog this week titled “Chef In The House“.  I am super excited.  In honor of my very first press coverage, I developed this delicious, refreshing cucumber-tequila cooler as a “thank you” to The Almanac, Kate Bradshaw who interviewed me and wrote a lovely article, and photographer Michelle Le, who captured my food so beautifully.The Almanac

This light, refreshing drink is slightly similar to a mojito, but with tequila instead of rum.  With just a little bit of sweetness, this cooler is fantastic on a hot summer day.  Cucumbers happen to be one of my favorite vegetables and I put them in everything, so why not a drink?  With their light melon aroma, they make wonderful additions to a variety of fun cocktails.  Originally from South Asia, cucumbers–which are a plant in the gourd family–are now grown on most continents, yet most (about 75%) are produced in China.

cucumber-tequila cooler

Cucumbers, with their 95.2% water content, are often assumed to be nutritionally useless.  But cucumbers have several nutrients and can be a source of fiber.  They are believed to be a cleanser with great anti-inflammatory properties, which is the main reason you see this popular vegetable used widely in wellness spas.  I won’t go so far as to say this cucumber-tequila cooler is good for you.  But in the world of specialty drinks, maybe it’s not all that bad for you either.

cucumber-tequila cooler

About the Author

Andrea Potischman

I am a professionally trained NYC chef turned CA mom and food blogger. I post about real food, with doable ingredient lists that are family friendly.

2 thoughts on "Cucumber-Tequila Cooler"

  1. Avatar photo Stephanie Chen says:

    Well deserved! You’re amazing! So excited for you!

    1. You are so sweet. Thanks Steph for being such a supportive friend!

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