What is El Pepino ? Well, it’s not my uncle’s name, but a fantastic summery cocktail, and since it’s Friday night it just fits perfectly right!

After reading that El Pepino is Justin Timberlake’s favorite drink, I was curious to try what’s like sipping on a VIP cocktail.

I really love to try drinks & cocktails recipes, you have the chance to always discover new flavors and ingredient combinations.

This cocktail brings together the freshness of the lime and cucumber, some sweetness from the basil and pineapple, and a nice kick from the tequila and Cointreau. I think I could drink at least 5  ( all right maybe 4) of this!

Try it out tonight, but be careful… El Pepino may become your favorite drink too!

El pepino cocktail recipe Justin Timberlake
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El Pepino, Justin Timberlake favorite drink

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 1
Author: The Petite Cook


  • silver tequila1-1/2oz
  • 1/4 oz agave nectar
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz cointreau
  • 1/4 inch thick round slice of cucumber
  • basil sprig to garnish
  • lime wedge to garnish


  • Muddle the cucumber inside a tall glass.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, ice and stir with a long teaspoon.
  • Garnish with an extra slice of cucumber if you like, a wedge of lime and a sprig of basil.
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