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Avocado Margaritas Recipe -- a delicious and creamy twist on this classic cocktail! |

At the time this post goes live, I will be soaking up the sunshine and kickin’ back with my girlfriends on our weekend trip back to the Land Where I First Tasted An Avocado Margarita.

That’s right.

We’re going back to Austin, baby!!!

Those of you who follow the blog may remember that last year, my good friend Kathryne and I spent the entire month of February in Austin — working remotely in the kitchen of the cute little AirBnB that we rented, scoping out as many music venues and hiking trails as possible, and eating and drinking our way around town like you wouldn’t believe. I think both of us would agree that it was one of the best months of our lives, and we’ve been missing the city like crazy. And all of those margaritas…

So anyway, I’m happy to report that this weekend, we’re finally going back! And this time, we’re bringing along a few more good girlfriends too. Kathryne and I, of course, have dozens of places we’d love to return to. But we only have four days this time, so I suppose we’ll find a way to narrow down the list somehow. ;)

What I do know is that good margaritas are at the top of the list for all of us girls, so we’ll definitely be hitting up a few of our favorite happy hours to make ’em happen. Austin was, after all, the first place I tried a mezcal margarita, and the place where I fell in love with the spicy cucumber margaritas. It also happened to be the first place I tried an avocado margarita, which seemed like the perfect recipe to share with you today.

Avocado Margaritas Recipe -- a delicious and creamy twist on this classic cocktail! | Margaritas 8

Interesting, after traipsing all over Austin in search of the city’s best margaritas all month, we discovered (at the end of our trip) that some of our favorite margaritas were actually at this neighborhood restaurant just a few blocks away from our AirBnB — a place called Curra’s Grill.

As opposed to many of the uber-hipster Mexican restaurants around town, Curra’s was a more traditional, casual, family-friendly joint that had been around for years. I instantly fell in love with their chips and salsa. And then loved the place even more when we saw that they had 15+ margaritas on the menu! Their claim to fame was their Avocado Margarita, which I (of course) had to try. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. But as it turns out, an avocado margarita is light and creamy and quite lovely!
Avocado Margaritas Recipe -- a delicious and creamy twist on this classic cocktail! |

And yes, I do mean “light”. The mild and buttery flavor of the avocado definitely tones down some of the usual “kick” of the margarita in a refreshing way, and gives it a nice smooth and creamy texture. I’ve made a few of them since, and have decided that I like adding a little fresh cilantro and jalapeno in there, along with all of the other classic margarita ingredients, to give it an extra kick. But you’re welcome to just stick with the addition of avocado if you’d like.
Avocado Margaritas Recipe -- a delicious and creamy twist on this classic cocktail! |

To make avocado margaritas, simply toss all of the ingredients in a blender, and pulse until smooth.

(I generally make these frozen, but you’re also welcome to nix adding ice to the blender and serve these on the rocks instead.)
Avocado Margaritas Recipe -- a delicious and creamy twist on this classic cocktail! |

Then serve them up with in glasses with some well-salted rims (a must, I would say, to bring out the flavor of the avocado in these margs). And then within minutes, a delicious batch of these creamy and refreshing drinks will be yours to enjoy.

So thanks for the inspiration, Austin! And I’m looking forward to searching out more delicious ideas this trip to share with you all when I get back! :)

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Avocado Margaritas

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


This recipe for Avocado Margaritas is simple to make, and tastes so light and creamy and refreshing!


  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 2 cups ice
  • 4 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces Cointreau (or any orange liqueur)
  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, optional
  • pinch of salt
  • 13 teaspoons agave nectar, optional
  • 13 slices fresh jalapeno, optional
  • optional garnishes: fresh lime wedges, extra fresh cilantro, extra avocado slices


  1. Add avocado, ice, tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, cilantro, and salt to a blender.  Pulse until smooth.
  2. Taste and add extra agave nectar to sweeten, and/or extra jalapeno to kick up the heat, if desired.  Pulse until smooth.
  3. Serve immediately in glasses that have been rimmed with salt*.  Top with optional garnishes, if desired.


*To rim glasses with salt, simply take a lime wedge and run it around the rim of the glass.  Then pour some coarse Kosher salt in a small bowl, and dip the rim of the glass in the salt.

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22 comments on “Avocado Margaritas”

  1. These sound AMAZING!  I love tequila and avocados ;)

  2. Yum. These sound delicious! I’m usually an on the rocks guy, but I think you’re onto something making these blended. 

    Josh | The Kentucky Gent

  3. Omg these sound so good! I can’t wait to try them! Thanks for dharing. Have fun in Austin! :)

  4. Yes! This is amazing! Curra’s is one of my favorite places in Austin and I’ve always wanted a recipe to duplicate their margaritas. Thank you!

  5. All green diet is good for us, right?

  6. Girl, YES! I love this idea! It sounds like the perfect summer drink :)

  7. Hi Ali, I love how you mix your life style in with your recipes – makes your blog that much more personal and fun!  I am relatively new to your blog so I don’t know about your margarita adventures.  This avo margarita sounds like an adventure in itself.  To be truthful when I read the title of your blog I this drink sounded  super gross.  After reading your post I am inspired to give it a whirl – I will try almost anything once! ;) Thanks for sharing! ✨ Bita

    • Thank you Bita, and we hope you’ll give it a try (it sounds weird, but is sooo good) – super creamy and refreshing! :D Definitely let us know what you think if you give it a shot! :)

  8. Good luck with your research at the bars. I’d love to join the girls if you ever need a driver. My wife would never miss me.

    Have a great time!!

  9. I have never heard of this before but I am definitely willing to give them a try. Looks so delicious!

  10. I’ve had an avocado smoothie, but that is so different from this! It’s snowing this weekend in NYC, but I’ll have to make these and pretend I’m somewhere warm!

    • Aww enjoy the snow, and we hope you enjoy these margaritas too (they definitely make us feel like we’re somewhere warm and tropical)! :D

  11. This is great. I wish I had a best blender for them…

  12. We love them

  13. I was just wondering- has anyone tried freezing the avocado so you don’t have to add ice? Would that work?

    • Hi Lisa! You could try (it makes great sense), but you might wanna read this first (we haven’t had much luck ourselves, either unfortunately):

  14. I have loved every recipe that I have made from your site, except this one. It leaves a disagreeable after taste. I tried it without the cilantro and it was a little better. I did like the creamy texture. My friend, whom is a professional chef, made it and had the same result.I have a feeling that maybe avocado and tequila were not meant to blend.