Copycat Recipe: Avocado Margarita

Remember when I told you about the Avocado Margarita I couldn’t get enough of at La Cava del Tequila in the Mexico Pavilion at Disney’s Epcot? Well, I’ve been meaning to recreate it for awhile now but never got my act together and bought all the ingredients. My parents, visiting from Maine this weekend, generously made a stop at the New Hampshire State Liquor store for me and so it became my mission to recreate the drink this weekend.

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Avocado Margarita

(serves 1)

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Midori Melon Liquer
  • 2 oz Silver Tequila (I used Sauza)
  • 2 oz fresh lime juice (from 2 limes)
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 8-10 ice cubes
  • 1 oz light agave syrup
  • coarse salt for the rim of your glass (optional)

Put all ingredients in a blender (I used my food processor because I don’t have a blender and I do NOT recommend it). Blend until smooth. Wet rim of glass and roll in coarse salt. Pour your margarita into your glass and enjoy!

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Avocado Margarita

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I know when I got back from my vacation in August I did a few recaps. One thing I can’t believe I haven’t shared is this incredible drink I had at the bar within the Mexico Pavilion at Epcot.

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Mexico has always been my favorite “country” to visit in Epcot. I love how it looks like a street fair at night inside.

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And now I love it even more because it has a bar inside, “La Cava del Tequila – De San Angel Inn”.

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The menu includes a vast selection of premium tequilas which I did not partake in as me + straight tequila = goodbye lunch. Lucky for me though, it includes a huge selection of margaritas. My choice: the avocado margarita.

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I cannot sing high enough praises of this drink. It was so good that we came back for a second round of drinks later in the day and ordered 3 more to go (got to love Disney for that!)

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My plan has been to recreate this drink but I haven’t taken a stab at it yet. I will definitely let you know when I do. For now, I’m reminiscing of *warm* memories to shake the chill of this cold, rainy Boston evening.

The Hollywood Brown Derby

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There is one place we always try to visit when in Walt Disney World – The Hollywood Brown Derby.

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The décor is comprised mainly of ornate molding and dark wood. Illustrations of famous Hollywood patrons adorn the walls.

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Our three-course prix-fixe menu began with: lobster bisque for mom, cobb salad for myself (they have one of the best I’ve ever had) and a crab cake for dad.

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Next we chose our entrees. Mom and dad both went with the steak and I went with a noodle dish topped with coconut encrusted tofu.

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Check out the presentation on that steak! It was delicious too… each bite melted in my mouth (because of course I had to try it… a few times).

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My noodle bowl was so good. It was chock full of bokchoy, edamame, snow peas and mushrooms. The coconut encrusted tofu was out-of-this-world good.

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We finished up the meal with the dessert course. Mom went with the decadent chocolate cake, dad went with the grapefruit cake (one of the Brown Derby’s specialties) and I went with a caramelized apple cheesecake.

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Check out that slice of dried grapefruit! It was huge and super-thin.

The Hollywood Brown Derby did not disappoint. Not only were our meals delicious but it was apparent that a lot of attention went into the composition of each dish.

The prix-fixe menu set us back $60/person plus tax & gratuity. It included our choices for each course and non-alcoholic drinks. Not only that but it also afforded us priority seating for Disney’s Hollywood Studios Fireworks Show, Fantasmic. Unfortunately the show was rained out but we did get to enjoy it later in the week.

Do you have any spots you must-dine at when on vacation? Or do you like to try new things every time?

I like to think we did a combination of tried & true and new on this vacation. The Hollywood Brown Derby is one we’ve been to many times but we tried a new one that I can’t wait to tell you about in a future post!

Disney

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Yep – I’m in Walt Disney World. We checked into Disney’s Boardwalk Villas on Monday after leaving Fort Lauderdale and have been soaking up the sounds, sights and of course, tastes.

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This is my first time staying at this Disney hotel but not my first time to The Boardwalk. It’s always been a great place to visit because there are several restaurants and entertainment venues. Plus, it’s absolutely gorgeous. Not to mention, we can walk to both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot from here. And given the serious food & alcohol consumption I’ve been doing, walking is good.

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We aren’t doing any crazy park-hopping. Rather we are leisurely enjoying Disney without an agenda.

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With that said, we are off to Epcot today. I hear there is a fantastic margarita bar in the Mexico Pavilion calling my name.

Any Disney suggestions? Places we can’t miss to eat or drink at?