Cinco De Mayo is around the corner, so I thought I’d bust out one of my favorite cocktail recipes: The Best Avocado Margaritas! If you’ve never had an avocado margarita before, you are in for a real treat. It’s light, refreshing, smooth, and lightly sweet and spicy all at the same time. If that’s hard to imagine, you need to try it for yourself.
Why we are using avocados in our margaritas
We are using avocados in this recipe because avocados are good for you. And just like they add creaminess and smoothness to smoothies, they do the same thing in a margaritas. One avocado has about 13-14 grams of dietary fiber and contains healthy fats that keep you full, and which stabilize blood sugar levels. Now, I’m not saying that you should go out and drink a bunch of these margaritas, because alcohol is still alcohol, but it’s nice to have one that tastes fantastic and won’t lead to a massive sugar rush. AND DID I MENTION IT TASTES AMAZING?!?
What you need to make these delicious avocado margaritas!
Avocado: the avocado is the star of the show here. Make sure to use a ripe avocado, but not one that is too ripe. You want to use an avocado in it’s prime!
Tequila: You can use any tequila you’d like, or even a non-alcoholic tequila substitute.
Triple sec: I love Triple sec, but if you can’t find it or don’t want to use it, you can use orange juice instead. Don’t skip it, as it gives the best flavor!
Lime: The lime is for tanginess!
Agave or maple syrup or honey: You can use any one of these sweeteners in your margaritas. I personally like a touch of agave in mine!
Jalapeno: grab yourself a fresh jalapeño and slice that baby in half and remove the seeds. The heat is in the seeds, so just discard them.
Tajin (optional): I always say that garnishes are optional, but in this case, if you can get your hands on tajin, you have to get it. It’s a blend of mild peppers, lime, and sea salt, which really takes this drink to the next level. It is perfect for coating the rims of your glasses, in place of plain sea salt.
How to make these creamy avocado margaritas
It couldn’t be simpler to whip up these drinks! I always like to start by rimming the glasses with the tajin, or if you aren’t using the tajin, with sea salt. Pour some sea salt or tajin onto a small plate. Take out two of your favorite glasses, and rub a lime around the rim of each glass. Then flip each glass upside down and place the rim of the glass onto the plate, coating each rim well, with the sea salt/tajin. Once you’ve done both glasses, set them aside.
Now we move on to making the margaritas! In a high-speed blender, combine all ingredients until smooth. Transfer into your margaritas glasses and add a sprig of cilantro for garnish. You’ll want to serve these immediately!
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Meet your new favorite drink: The Best Avocado Margaritas! If you've never had an avocado margarita before, you are in for a real treat. It's light, refreshing, smooth, and lightly sweet and spicy all at the same time. If that's hard to imagine, you need to try it for yourself.
1 1/2cupsice cubes
3ounceslime juicethis is about 1 juicy lime
1 1/2teaspoonsagave or maple syrup or honey
1sprig cilantroplus extra for garnish
Tajin or sea salt or sugar to rim the glasses
Start by rimming the glasses with the tajin or sea salt or sugar.
Pour some tajin or sea salt or sugar onto a small plate. Take out two of your favorite glasses, and rub a lime around the rim of each glass. Then flip each glass upside down and place the rim of the glass onto the plate, coating each rim well. Once you've done both glasses, set them aside.
To make the margaritas, add all of the ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
Transfer the mixture between the two glasses and add a spring of cilantro for garnish.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
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