We are in no way obsessed. No really. We can surely go a day without dreaming about the luscious, creamy avocado and all of the ways to surrender to its perfection.
In case anyone else out there can’t get enough of the fruit, here’s another way to ingest it in liquid form. But this time, spiked with booze for a spin on a margarita. (Although I’m sure you haven’t tired from the chocolate avocado milkshake.)
Recipe from 101 Mojitos and other Muddled Drinks by Kim Haasarud (Wiley & Sons 2011).
1.5 oz 1800 Silver tequila
0.75 oz Cointreau
1.5 oz lime juice
1.5 oz agave nectar
Half a ripe avocado
2-3 sprigs of cilantro
Kosher salt / celery salt, for rim *
Lime wedge, for garnish
Kosher / Celery Salt Rim: In a small bowl, mix 1 teaspoon of celery salt with 4 Tablespoons Kosher salt. Mix well. To rim the glass, wet outside of Margarita glass with lime wedge and dip into salt mixture. Set the glass aside.
In a mixing glass, muddle the avocado with the lime juice and agave nectar. Add the 1800 tequila and Cointreau. Top with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into ice-filled, salt-rimmed glass. Garnish with lime wedge and serve.
(Photo: Alexandra Grablewski)