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!

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.

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?