Yes you read it correctly. AVOCADO Margaritas! I know this is a Mom’s healthy food blog but let me be the first to tell you that not EVERYTHING I write will all be about tofu and box jumping. Remember I am far from perfect and there are days I want to ring our boys necks (I know I am not the only one out there, right?!?!?!). On this blog, I take the opportunity to talk about how I need to stay sane and be a good Mama despite life’s tribulations. Most of the time, I will focus on spiritual, mental, and physical coping mechanisms but sometimes there is nothing like a cold beer, glass of wine or in this case AVOCADO Margarita that can help you deal with the stresses of the day. Hey, avocado is healthy right!?!?!? Hello, omega-3 baby.
Anyway, this is my first alcohol recipe on the blog (more to follow like my healthy spin to traditional Spanish Sangrias) but I could not resist in sharing this yummy recipe with you. Ben and I first heard about the idea of a Frozen Avocado Margarita’s from a local Mexican Restaurant in Austin called Curra’s Grill. Last weekend after a family run downtown around Town Lake, we decided to try out these infamous avocado margaritas. And they were AMAZING! We did have the kids with us so Ben and I refrained on only 1 each but ever since then I have been dreaming about how to recreate these yummy drinks at home.
This weekend I made it and they turned out DELISH!
- ¾ cups of store bought Margarita Mix
- 3 shots of tequila
- 1½ avocado (cut up fresh avocado without skin, de-pit and place in a freezer bag and freeze for a few hours before making margarita)
- handful of ice
- Optional: Limes and Salt
- Cut avocado in half, remove pit, and take out meat of avocado out of the shell. I put the avocado in a freezer safe ziplock bags and froze it for a few hours before blending.
- Once avocados were frozen, place ice, frozen avocado, tequila and margarita mixer in the blender (add more alcohol or mixer to your liking). Originally, I did not put ice cubes thinking the frozen avocado was enough but after blending I realized you need a little ice to get that creamy frozen texture. You might have to add more ice than I did, particularly if your liquor melts the ice.
- Blend and be ready to be wowed!
- Optional: Wet rim of glass with a piece of lime, then dip into salt to give a salt rim.
Kick back and enjoy! You deserve it. A few of these and you will forget ALL your problems!
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