Avocado Margaritas

Avocado in a margarita? You bet! It lends creaminess and beautiful color to this refreshing blended cocktail that’s perfect for serving on taco night.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 cup tequila
  • ½ cup lime juice, plus lime wedges for serving
  • ¼ cup triple sec
  • 3 tablespoons simple syrup (see Tip)
  • 1 avocado, pitted and flesh scooped
  • 3 cups ice cubes

Directions

  • Step 1Combine salt and chili powder on a small plate.
  • Step 2Place tequila, lime juice, triple sec, simple syrup, avocado and ice cubes in a blender; puree until smooth.
  • Step 3Rub the rims of 6 glasses with a lime wedge and dip in the salt mixture. Fill the glasses with the tequila mixture.

Tips

Tip: To make your own simple syrup: Bring 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring frequently to dissolve the sugar. Let cool for 30 minutes and then refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 3/4 Cup

Per Serving:224

calories;5 g

total fat; 0.7 g

saturated fat; 11 mg

sodium. 194 mg

potassium; 16.3 g

carbohydrates; 2.4 g

fiber; 11 g sugar; 0.8 g

protein; 126 IU

vitamin a iu; 9 mg

vitamin c; 29 mcg

folate; 8 mg

calcium; 12 mg

magnesium; 11 g

added sugar;

Exchanges: 

1 1/2 Alcohol Equivalent, 1 Fat, 1/2 Other Carbohydrate