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This avocado margarita is creamy, a little bit spicy, and absolutely delicious. The cilantro and jalapeno simple syrup really makes it the perfect avocado margarita!
31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN
This avocado margarita is a part of my 31 Days of Halloween. For each day in October, I come up with a cocktail recipe and snack recipe that perfectly matches a scary movie, Halloween movie, or a fun spooky activity. Check it out for all of your Halloween snack and drinking desires!
CREAMY, A BIT SPICY, & GREEN
This cocktail paired perfectly with the movie, Frankenweenie because of it's amazing green color! But enough about the color, let's talk about how amazing it tastes! I knew I wanted the flavor of cilantro and spiciness of jalapenos, but I didn't want to have chunks of them in my margarita. Solution- jalapeno cilantro simple syrup. SO GOOD. I'll definitely be coming up with some more cocktail recipes with this simple syrup because it's amazing. Combine that with the creaminess of the avocado and the perfect ratio of tequila to triple sec to lime juice, you can't go wrong!
WHAT'S IN THIS AVOCADO MARGARITA?
• Avocado: The avocado gives this cocktail that perfect green color and makes it oh so creamy!
• Tequila: We'll use silver tequila for this margarita.
• Triple sec: I still wanted this margarita to taste similar to the classic margarita so a little bit of triple sec was a must.
• Lime juice: Freshly squeezed lime juice is the most flavorful!
• Jalapeno + Cilantro + Water + Sugar: This simple syrup is SO GOOD and gives you that cilantro + jalapeno flavor with a little bit of sweetness.
• Lime wedge + Tajín (or salt): For the rim of the glass.
HOW TO MAKE AN AVOCADO MARGARITA
Since the simple syrup needs to sit awhile, we'll start with that. Simple syrup is called simple syrup because, well, it's simple! In a small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 of sugar. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves. Make sure not to boil! Once the sugar has dissolved, remove from heat and add in a small bunch of cilantro and 1 sliced jalapeno. Let sit at room temperature until cool. The longer you let the simple syrup sit with the jalapeno and cilantro, the more flavorful it will be.
When ready to use, strain the simple syrup.
In a blender, combine 1 avocado, 4 ounces of tequila, 2 1/2 ounces of triple sec, 1 1/2 ounces of lime juice, and 3/4 ounce of simple syrup. Puree until smooth.
Run a lime wedge along the side of each glass, and twirl each glass in a small pile of Tajín. You could also use Kosher salt for the rim as well.
Pour the avocado margarita into the prepared glasses. Cheers!
WHAT TO SERVE WITH AVOCADO MARGARITAS
• Spicy Relish Hot Dog; If you want to stay with a Frankenweenie theme, try out these spicy relish hot dogs. They are topped with quick-pickled jalapenos, cucumbers, and cilantro and balsamic ketchup!
• Guacamole; Can one have too much avocado? I don't think so.
• Avocado Jalapeno Dip; Again, all the avocados please!
AVOCADO MARGARITA QUESTIONS
Where was the avocado margarita invented? Well, I'm not exactly sure who was the first person to make an avocado margarita, but a place called Curra's Grill in Austin, Texas is known as 'The Home of the Avocado Margarita' and started the trend. It's set that the avocado margarita was invented based on a dare by the owner's brother about 20 years ago. They ended up all falling in love with the cocktail! Where did you come up with the porportions for the ingredients? I like to follow a 3:2:1 ratio as much as possible when making margaritas. That's 3 parts tequila to 2 parts triple sec to 1 part lime juice. How long will this simple syrup last? Simple syrup should be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge at all times. It should last about a month in the fridge. However, the syrup can get moldy if left too long. A good way to ensure maximum freshness is to sterilize the jar you want to store the simple syrup in by pouring boiling water into the jar and dumping out the boiling water right before you add in the simple syrup.
For this recipe:
By Laura Bullock | Laura The Gastronaut
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes | Resting Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 2 margaritas
For the jalapeno cilantro simple syrup:
• 1/2 cup water • 1/2 cup sugar • 1/2 cup (small bunch) cilantro leaves & stems • 1 jalapeno, sliced
For the margarita:
• 1 avocado, sliced • 4 ounces silver tequila • 2 1/2 ounces triple sec • 1 1/2 ounces lime juice • 3/4 ounces jalapeno cilantro simple syrup • Lime wedge + Tajín (or Kosher salt), for rim • Lime wheel, for garnish
1. In a small saucepan, combine water and sugar and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Just when sugar has dissolved remove from heat (do not let it boil!). Add cilantro and jalapeno, and let cool at room temperature (about 15-20 minutes). The longer it sits, the more flavorful it will be. Strain out cilantro and jalapenos when ready to use. 2. In a blender, combine avocado, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and simple syrup. Puree until smooth. 3. Run a lime wedge along the edge of the margarita glasses. Twirl glasses in a small pile of Tajín (or Kosher salt) to rim the glass. 4. Pour avocado margarita into glasses, and enjoy!
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Category: Cocktails, Halloween Cuisine: Mexican
Keywords: avocado margarita, halloween recipe, Frankenweenie recipe, jalapeno cilantro simple syrup
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October 3, 2021 by Laura Bullock