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, Justin Timberlake favorite drink
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Recipe type: cocktail
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 1
  • silver tequila1-1/2oz
  • ¼oz agave nectar
  • ¾oz lime juice
  • ½oz pineapple juice
  • ½oz cointreau
  • ¼inch thick round slice of cucumber
  • basil sprig to garnish
  • lime wedge to garnish
  1. Muddle the cucumber inside a tall glass.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, ice and stir with a long teaspoon.
  3. Garnish with an extra slice of cucumber if you like, a wedge of lime and a sprig of basil.


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