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Muddled Avocado Margarita Recipe

Muddled Avocado Margarita Recipe

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Most people think, "Avocado? In a drink?" Avocado is a great textural element; it adds a nice creaminess, but without the cream. It's especially good in a Margarita and goes really well with chips and salsa. It's more like a great Margarita with a creamy element to it. I'm not a huge fan of salt with my Margaritas, but this drink needs it. And if you want to get a little crazy, add some celery salt and crushed green peppercorns to the salt garnish.


  • Lime wedge, for rim, plus one for garnish
  • Kosher salt, for garnishing rim
  • ¼ cup fresh avocado chunks
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro (optional)
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ½ ounces reposado tequila
  • ¾ ounces triple sec
  • Ice


Wet the outside rim of a rocks glass with the lime wedge. Dip rim into the salt and set aside.

In a mixing glass, muddle the avocado with the cilantro, lime juice, and simple syrup. Add the tequila and triple sec. Top with ice and shake vigorously. Strain over fresh ice in the rimmed rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.


Step 1

Toss salt and 1 tsp. lime zest on a small plate. Rub the rim of each margarita glass with lime wedge and dip into salt mixture.

Step 2

Purée avocado, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, cilantro, cayenne, remaining 1 tsp. lime zest, and 2½ cups ice, preferably crushed, in a blender until smooth.

Step 3

Divide among prepared glasses and garnish each with a lime wheel.

How would you rate Avocado Margarita?

I love this cocktail! I make it starting with Cinco de Mayo all the way to Labor Day. It's smooth and creamy and deliciously strong. I do find that my friends either LOVE it or just consider it meh. I'm decidedly in the former camp. If you like tequila and avocados, then this drink is for you. Cheers!

If you want a drink to taste this strongly of lime, then why add orange liqueur into it in the first place? The tastes and ingredients in this are not very well-balanced. I'll be trying something else next time.

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Avocado Margarita


Half an avocado
1 lime, juiced
1/2 lemon, juiced
1.5 oz tequila
3/4 oz Triple Sec
3/4 oz agave nectar

Flavoured Salt

Sea Salt
Celery Salt


1. Muddle together all ingredients.
2. Put in shaker and shake with ice.
3. Dip glass rim (lined with lime juice) into salt.
4. Strain into glass with ice cubes (or crushed ice).
5. Enjoy!

Make-Your-Own Margarita Board

I think some of the best boards I create are the ones where each person gets to make their own meal, or in this case drink, from the delicious selection on it. It&rsquos such a fun way to serve and really excites everyone around it. This Make-Your-Own Margarita Board is a dream come true for this margarita-loving mama and everyone we&rsquove enjoyed it with! Whether it be Cinco de Mayo, National Margarita Day (February 21st), Taco Tuesday, Margarita Monday or a Fiesta Friday with friends, this board is so perfect for so many occasions!

Let everyone mix their margaritas just the way they want with a variety of tequilas, mixers and garnishes. Pick and choose ingredients you know you and your crew would enjoy or want to try! I used Don Julio tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, pomegranate juice, mango purée, avocado-cilantro purée, fresh cilantro, jalapeño, avocado, cucumber, pineapple, watermelon, mango, blood oranges, raspberries and agave.

Building the board is so simple. Let me show you how&hellip

I built this board on my favorite 24&Prime x 18&Prime walnut wood board. It&rsquos the perfect size to fit the bottles and all the mixers and garnishes on.

Start by pouring the juices into small carafes and placing them on the board.

Put some diced watermelon, mango, cucumber, pineapple and avocado in small serving bowls down the right side of the board.

Place bottles of tequila and a bottle of Cointreau orange liqueur in the top left corner of the board.

Put a bowl filled with mango-jalapeño salsa, or your favorite salsa, near the bottom left corner of the board and surround it with chips so your guests can snack on it while making their margaritas.

Fill in the board with sliced jalapeños, pineapple triangles, blood orange slices and wedges, lime slices and wedges, cilantro, and raspberries. All so great for making your margarita all the more marvelous!

Place glasses alongside the board along with a bucket of ice and shaker tin so each person can make their own margarita.

If you&rsquore needing some inspiration, here&rsquos Brandon&rsquos amazing Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita recipe:

Muddle 2 jalapeño slices and a wedge of pineapple with .25 ounces agave in a cocktail shaker.

Pour in 1 ounce of lime juice, 1 ounce of Cointreau, and 3 ounces of tequila. Add ice and shake. Strain over fresh ice and enjoy!

Here are some of my favorite recipes that would pair perfect with this Make-Your-Own Margarita Board:

And there you have it, friends! A fun and festive Make-Your-Own Margarita Board that your crowd is sure to have so much fun with! All that is left to do is make yourself a margarita and cheers it with your friends&rsquo as you each enjoy your delicious creation!

If you love the idea of a Build-Your-Own Cocktail Board, you can also find a Build-Your-Own Mimosa Board and Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Board in my Beautiful Boards cookbook.

Be sure to tag me on Instagram @thebakermama when you recreate this board so I can see! I love seeing how inspired and creative y&rsquoall get with the ideas I share. Cheers and Enjoy!

Healthy Avocado Dip Recipe

The possibilities are endless and the chunky pieces of avocado is so satisfying!

It could be that the healthy fats in avocados fill you up, plus they’re packed with fiber not to mention the good for you nutrients like Vitamin K, potassium, Vitamin E and several of the B vitamins too!

I mixed this up without any heat, but you can always add a diced jalapeno to spice this dip up.

Try making your own chips too!

These Baked Tortilla Chips are tossed in the oven for 5-7 minutes. Want more salsa recipes? Check out this recipe list.

La Cava's Avocado Margarita

I've been obsessed with La Cava's Avocado Margarita since I visited Epcot a few years ago. Since then, I've been endlessly trying to recreate this creamy margarita myself!

Every recipe that I found on the internet tasted great but something was missing.

That's why I'm excited to announce that I've finally got the REAL recipe straight from Disney's Tequila Ambassador, Hilda Castillo, at La Cava del Tequila!

Yesterday, I went live on instagram at Disney Spring's Frontera Cocina where I interviewed Hilda for National Margarita Day. She's Disney's head tequila ambassador and all around expert!

Trust me on this one, all of La Cava's margaritas are perfect! And although I have a special place in my heart for the avocado margarita, I recommend trying a few different varieties or even a tequila flight!

Check out the interview at the end of this post to hear what else she has to say!

It’s Cinco de Mayo: Here’s how to order a Meso Maya margarita kit or make an avocado margarita at home

It’s Cinco de Mayo and Meso Maya offers a margarita kit for $35 and a ranch water kit for $45. Call 469-726-4390 to order curbside/takeout from the Preston Forest location (11909 Preston Road, Suite. 1426). Also: Jose, 4931 W Lovers Lane, sells margarita kits to go, including The Usual (comes with a bottle of Casamigos Tequila, 16 ounces of José margarita mix, Topo Chico and salt for $90), an Avión Margarita Kit (includes a bottle of Avión Tequila, 16 ounces of José margarita mix, Topo Chico, salt and a mixing glass, for $45), and Mimosas (featuring a bottle of Prosecco, OJ, and cranberry juice, for $25). Order by calling 214-891-5673.

  • lime wedge for rimming the glass
  • Tajín Clásico seasoning to taste for rimming the glass
  • 3 tablespoons avocado, muddled to a smooth puree
  • 3/4 ounces of fresh pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce syrup (see below)
  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 1/2 ounces Herradura tequila
  • Rub the rim of a 12-ounce cocktail glass with the cut side of a lime wedge to moisten. Pour Tajín seasoning onto a saucer. Roll the rim of the glass in the Tajín seasoning. Fill glass with ice.

In a mixing glass or cocktail shaker, combine avocado purée, pineapple juice, lime juice, simple syrup, Cointreau and tequila. Fill shaker or glass with ice and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain the liquid into the prepared cocktail glass. Garnish with pineapple wedge on the rim.

Simple syrup: In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 or 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Let cool completely before using. May be prepared ahead, stored in a glass jar, and refrigerated for several weeks.

The Grilled Pineapple Margarita, aka la margarita de piña asada, was created by Mexican chef Pati Jinich. This one’s rather time consuming but so worth it in the end.

  • Vegetable oil for greasing the grill
  • 1 pineapple peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch rings, crosswise
  • 1 jalapeño chopped, or more to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves and upper stems
  • 3 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 cup white or silver tequila
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 cup agave syrup or simple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons kosher or coarse sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons ground piquín chile or Mexican dried ground chile
  • 1/2 cup turbinado or dark brown sugar

Tasty Margarita Recipes You’ll Have to Try

If you enjoy a delicious margarita, you&rsquoll want to sample one of these 40 flavors. These delicious margarita recipes are a must make!

Did you know that February 22nd is National Margarita Day? I didn&rsquot find out until just recently, but I&rsquom happy to celebrate! There&rsquos nothing more refreshing on a hot day than a margarita.

Or after a long day of work. Or with friends. Or just because! I prefer mine on the rocks, but hey, I&rsquoll take a frozen one too.

I also like standard (&ldquoplain&rdquo) lime margaritas, but I&rsquoll do flavored as well. If you enjoy them as I do, check out these 40 margarita recipes . . . you&rsquoll definitely want to try them!

All you have to do is scroll down. Let me know which one you&rsquod make first!

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