If you’re anything like us, you know how it feels to stare at an avocado for hours on end while you wonder what it would taste like in a cocktail. You can stop staring now - because today you’re going to put some avocado in a Margarita. The result is a pastel-green drink with a little more body than a regular Margarita and a mildly fruity flavor that’s only barely distinguishable as avocado. Overall, this is a surprisingly subtle drink, and it’s even better when you make it spicy.
How It Tastes: Cool, Refreshing, Surprisingly Subtle
Drink If You: Would like something unique, and have always wanted to unlock the full potential of avocados
the avocado margarita
- Rocks glass
- 2 ounces tequila
- .75 ounce lime juice
- .5 ounce agave, .75 ounce triple sec, or .75 ounce simple syrup
Step One: Salt
Before you start slicing an avocado and spilling tequila everywhere, rim your rocks glass with salt. Just rub a lime wedge around the rim, and dip the rim in a saucer filled with salt.
Step Two: Jalapeño (Optional)
This step is optional, but we strongly prefer our Avocado Margaritas with a touch of spice. If you want to give it a shot, muddle two thin slices of jalapeño in the bottom of your shaker, or, alternatively, infuse a whole bottle of tequila with jalapeño.
Step Three: Avocado
Next, cut your avocado in half, then cut one of those halves into fourths. Pick up one of those slices, and you should have an eighth of an avocado. (Math is fun.) Add that to your shaker, and muddle it until it looks like guacamole.
Step Four: Cilantro
If you don’t like cilantro, you can skip this step - but if you do like cilantro, we highly suggest you add a pinch (or about 5 big leaves) to your cocktail shaker. This tiny amount makes a world of difference.
Step Five: Lime Juice
Avocado, jalapeños, and cilantro aren’t the only green things going in your drink. You also need lime juice, or this isn’t a Margarita. So find a lime, juice it, and add .75 ounce to your shaker.
Step Six: Agave, Triple Sec, or Simple Syrup
There are plenty of ways to sweeten a Margarita - but we like to use agave. Add .5 ounce agave to your Avocado Margarita.
If you don’t have agave, use .75 ounce triple sec (like Cointreau or Grand Marnier) or .75 ounce simple syrup. Your Margarita will be delicious either way. Promise.
Step Seven: Tequila
Now, pour 2 ounces blanco tequila into your shaker. Without this, your Avocado Margarita would just be a somewhat healthy and mildly spicy cup of juice.
Step Eight: Shake
Finally, you’re ready to bring your Avocado Margarita into this world. Add five or six ice cubes to your shaker, shake hard for about 15 seconds, and strain your drink into a rocks glass filled with ice. If you followed Step One, this rocks glass should also have a salt rim, and if you’d like to add another garnish, throw a sprig of cilantro in the side.