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Spicy Mint Avocado Margarita

Spicy Mint Avocado Margarita

Most people can recite the health benefits of the mighty avocado—loaded with nutrients, antioxidants and plenty of that good fat—but few think of it as a cocktail ingredient. This Margarita spin doubles down on the green, muddling the superfruit with fresh mint and jalapeño for a warm-weather sipper that will make you feel good in more ways than one.

  • 1 slice avocado (approximately 2 Tbsp)
  • 3 slices jalapeño pepper (seeds removed)
  • 4 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 ounces blanco tequila
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Garnish: salt rim
  • Garnish: mint sprig
  1. Rim a double rocks glass with salt and set aside.

  2. Add the avocado, jalapeño, mint and lime juice into a shaker and muddle until the avocado is mashed.

  3. Add the tequila, orange liqueur, simple syrup and salt.

  4. Fill the shaker with ice, and shake until well-chilled.

  5. Strain into the prepared rocks glass over fresh ice.

  6. Garnish with a mint sprig.


Watch the video: RIS - Scallop Margarita with California Avocado (May 2021).