The Avo-Rita: Avocado Margarita Recipe

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Who would have thought that avocados would be so delicious in margaritas!?

We were honestly a little surprised ourselves. You see, with Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, we had been thinking of fun ways to use our May ingredient spotlight (avocado, duh). . . when it hit us - MARGARITAS!

Most people think of avocados as a savory item, but it actually works quite well with sweet flavors too. And the creamy flavor and texture of avocado actually makes the margarita taste a little lighter - which is good for those of you that might be somewhat tequila-weary. 

We suggest using a good, 100% blue agave tequila. If you love the flavor of tequila, you can use a reposado or anejo tequila, but we are pretty fond of the lighter flavor of a blanco, or silver, tequila like we used here. 

Ingredients

Makes 2 Servings

1/2 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
3 oz blanco tequila
1.5 oz triple sec or other orange liqueur
1.5 oz fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
1 oz agave nectar
1.5 cups ice
fresh lime for garnish
chili salt for rimming the glass (optional)

Start by preparing your glasses with the chili rim. Using a wedge of lime to first wet the rim of the glass, lightly press the upside-down glass into a blend of kosher salt and chili powder. Tap off any loose salt and set aside.

Cut the peeled avocado half into large chunks and place in a blender. Add the tequila, triple sec, lime juice and agave nectar. Top with ice and blend until smooth. 

Pour into your prepared glasses, garnish with a wedge of fresh lime and enjoy (responsibly, of course).