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It's Time to Start Adding Avocado to Your Margaritas

 

avocado margarita recipe

Truth: Even health-trend haters can't help but love the avocado. It's crazy versatile, a kickass source of healthy fats, and it adds an addictively smooth texture to anything it's in. Plus, the fruit is known for adding that special creaminess to smoothies (like this green avocado smoothie). But I just have one question — why should the avocado-beverage connection stop there?

Avocado already goes seamlessly with Mexican food, so adding it to a margarita — like in this recipe courtesy of Omni Hotels & Resorts — is clearly the next step. Then, when you opt for spicy jalapeño tequila instead of regular, you essentially have a boozy, drinkable version of guac (and no, it won't cost you extra). (Want more ways to health-ify your marg? Next up: This superfood turmeric margarita.)

Jalapeño-Avocado Margarita Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3/4 oz + 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Tajín Clásico Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 oz jalapeño tequila
  • 3/4 oz Cointreau
  • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz organic agave
  • 1/2 whole ripe avocado

Directions

  1. Rim cocktail glass with lime juice and Tajin Clasico
  2. Place avocado into a mixing glass and muddle into a smooth puree
  3. Add ice and all other ingredients. Shake vigorously
  4. Strain into an ice-filled, prepared cocktail glass
  5. Garnish with a cilantro-lime popsicle (optional)

 

Lauren Mazzo

Lauren Mazzo is a digital editorial assistant for FITNESS and SHAPE. She's an Ithaca College alumna, a Rochester, NY, native and an NYC transplant.  More →

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