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Spicy Mint Avocado Margarita

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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 recipe 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
  • 1 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 2 oz Blanco tequila
  • 1 oz Orange liqueur
  • 1/2 oz 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 mixing glass and muddle until the avocado is mashed.

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

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

  5. Strain into the prepared glass over fresh ice.

  6. Garnish with a mint sprig.