The Spa-garita: Cucumber Cilantro Healthy Margarita

healthy margarita with cucumber and cilantro in a goblet with a lime and a bottle of tequila on the side

You know the water they serve at spas or by the pool when you're on vacation? It's usually infused with cucumber, mint, lemon or berries, and is so refreshing. Our garden has been blowing up with cucumbers, mint, and cilantro lately so I've been making what we call “spa water” daily to use it up and encourage us to drink more water. I've also been making this healthy margarita recipe to serve to company with these hot 100 degree days we've had. This spa-garita is like that spa water, only it's spiked with tequila! hehe

Paleo Cucumber Cilantro Margarita | Danielle Walker's Against all Grain Paleo Cilantro Cucumber Margarita | Danielle Walker's Against all Grain

A few years ago, we vacationed in Mexico with some family and friends and drank plain-jane (but delicious of course!) margaritas all week long. On the very last day, they served us a Verde Margarita as a farewell gift, and we couldn't believe we had missed out on them during the week before. It was a blended frozen margarita with cilantro and cucumber and it was so refreshing.

Did you know that today is National Tequila Day? There's a special food celebration on every ay of the year it seems! Tequila (the 100% agave stuff, not the cheap kind that is mixed with other things) has always been my drink of choice, besides a glass of red wine from time to time. It doesn't seem to bother my stomach, and I know it's a safe bet to be grain-free since it's made from the agave plant. I love a good healthy margarita, but cannot tolerate the sugary syrups and orange liqueurs, so we use unprocessed sweeteners like honey or maple syrup when we make drinks. If you're looking for a traditional margarita recipe, try the WorthyBar Margarita recipe that my brother shared here on my blog!

Paleo Cucumber Cilantro Margarita from Danielle Walker's Against all Grain


The Spa-garita: Cucumber Cilantro Healthy Margarita



Cuisine: Mexican

Category: Drinks

PREP TIME: 3 mins

TOTAL TIME: 3 mins


  • 1/4 cup diced cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves (tightly packed)
  • 3 ounces 100% agave blanco tequila
  • 1 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup ice


  1. Muddle the cucumber and cilantro in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add the tequila, lime juice, and maple syrup. Shake well then pour into a rocks class filled with ice.

*If you don’t have a muddler, pulse the cucumber and cilantro in a food processor or blender before adding the liquid, or use a mortar and pestle.

*If you want a frozen margarita, simply place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

*Leaving the muddled cilantro and cucumber in your drink adds to the flavor, but if you prefer, the beverage can be poured through a strainer into the glass with ice.

Keywords: alcohol, gluten free, paleo, vegan, margarita, cilantro, lime, honey syrup, tequila