Oaxacan Pepino

oaxacan pepino

The Oaxacan pepino is inspired by Chef Fernando Olea at his flagship restaurant Sazon in Santa Fe. He named his the sazonrita, but I managed to leave without the recipe. So, this is my take on a margarita while paying homage to mezcal, the cucumber and the man.

Cucumbers are a cool and refreshing addition, because of their mild, lightly sweet flavor. That same characteristic easily translates to delicious cocktails.

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Cucumbers, Urban Slang and Dreams

It’s a compliment when others say you’re cool as a cucumber. The ability to remain calm and collected under pressure is a precious gift, but what does it mean if you dream of them?

Dreaming of cucumbers can signify many things and what, depends on how they appear. Eating, harvesting and cooking them all have different implications. How you prepare them by peeling, cutting or grating may indicate your generous nature by sharing with friends and relatives. Dreaming of extremely large cucumbers however, well, we will leave that to your imagination, or you can read about it HERE.

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Oaxacan Pepino

Santa Fe Cucumber Margarita!

  • Author: TJ


  • 2 oz mezcal
  • 3/4 oz each – cointreau, lime juice and agave syrup
  • Fresh cucumber
  • Chili salt
  • Lime wedge – garnish



  1. Rim a double rocks glass with a lime wedge and chili salt, then fill with ice
  2. (3-4) 1/4″ wheels of cucumber sliced and quartered
  3. Place the cucumber in the bottom of a shaker and muddle them to release the juices
  4. Add the mezcal, cointreau, lime juice and agave syrup
  5. Fill halfway with ice and shake until cold
  6. Double strain and pour
  7. Garnish with a wedge of lime