Let’s just say I had a really good time when we made these. On a rare occasion to relax and enjoy the good weather — sadly, Oklahoma has endured more than its fair share of terrible storms this past month — I took the time to spend a few hours with a great foodie friend, who had a creative idea.
Instead of sticky sweet margaritas, let’s try something new! (This was after our first pitcher of mango margaritas, mind you). My friend, Cary, had watched a rerun of No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain, as he visited Austin, Texas. He tried avocado margaritas, then got a tattoo.
Well, we tried the first part, anyway.
You might think this an odd choice — guacamole in a glass? — but Cary concocted just the right balance of savory and sweet. It is reminiscent of that warm fuzz of a Bloody Mary, only more tart and fresher.
I think we decided that avocado margaritas are the official drink of the summer!
1 ripe and delicious avocado
¼ cup fresh lemon or lime juice
2 cups crushed ice
½ cup tequila
¼ cup triple sec
1. Blend well, then rub the rim of the glass with lime and dip in a coarse sea salt and chili pepper mix.
Using fresh produce from your backyard or farmers’ market is one of our themes in the latest Prairie Hive Issue 10, just released this week.
So I highly recommend you get creative this summer, even during the cocktail hour. Here are some other savory delights to quench your thirst this summer. Come on, you know you want to try them!
Spicy Rhubarb Margaritas from A Cozy Kitchen
Grapefruit Jalapeno Cocktails from Food Gawker
Cajun Margaritas from Tide and Thyme