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Most people can recite the health benefits of the mighty avocado—loaded with nutrients, antioxidants and plenty of that good fat—but few think of it as a cocktail ingredient. This Margarita spin doubles down on the green, muddling the superfruit with fresh mint and jalapeño for a warm-weather sipper that will make you feel good in more ways than one.
- 1 slice avocado (approximately 2 Tbsp)
- 3 slices jalapeño pepper (seeds removed)
- 4 fresh mint leaves
- 2 ounces blanco tequila
- 1 ounce orange liqueur
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- 1 pinch salt
- Garnish: salt rim
- Garnish: mint sprig
Rim a double rocks glass with salt and set aside.
Add the avocado, jalapeño, mint and lime juice into a shaker and muddle until the avocado is mashed.
Add the tequila, orange liqueur, simple syrup and salt.
Fill the shaker with ice, and shake until well-chilled.
Strain into the prepared rocks glass over fresh ice.
Garnish with a mint sprig.