In my spare time I actually take bartending courses to learn how to make new amazing tasting cocktails. My husband and I do so much hosting and we love to have friends over! So I wanted to share with you some of my favorite cocktails to make. I use the Mason Jar Cocktail Companion for about half of my cocktails so you will see this lovely book around.

Cocktail of the Month: 

1. Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita 

For all my spice lovers out there, this is an amazing drink for the summer!


  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup white tequila
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup, or more as needed
  • 4 thin slices cucumber
  • 1 jalapeno, halved lengthwise
  • Ice, for serving
  • Salt for glass rims, optional


  • Mix together the lime juice, tequila, orange liqueur, simple syrup, cucumber and jalapenos in a large pitcher. Chill for at least 1 hour (the longer the margarita sits, the more the cucumber and jalapeno flavors infuse into the drink). Serve over ice in salt-rimmed glasses, if desired.

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