Cucumber-Orange Margaritas

Makes 2 tall drinks or 3 small drinks



1/2 cup tequila

1/4 cup orange liqueur

1/4 cup lime juice

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar)

4 slices cucumber

4 slices orange

Salt or sugar for glass rims (optional)



Combine all ingredients in a small pitcher; stir.


Chill for at least an hour (the longer the margarita sits, the more cucumber and orange flavors infuse into the drink).


Serve over ice in salt- or sugar-rimmed glasses if you prefer, with a cucumber or orange garnish.