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Spicy Mint Avocado Margarita

spicy mint avocado margarita
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Liquor.com / Tim Nusog

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  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.