Avocado Margarita

by Cindi SutterFounder ofSpirited Table® - Recipe by Rick Martinez & Photograph by Eva Kolenko from bonappetit.com

Inspired by the quintessential version served at Curra’s Grill in Austin. Trust us, it’s good!

2 Tbsp kosher salt
2 tsp finely grated lime zest, divided
1 lime wedge
1 avocado, pitted, peeled
¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons tequila blanco
¾ cup triple sec
¾ cup fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
Pinch of cayenne pepper
8 lime wheels


  1. Toss salt and 1 tsp. lime zest on a small plate. Rub the rim of each margarita glass with lime wedge and dip into salt mixture.
  2. Purée avocado, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, cilantro, cayenne, remaining 1 tsp. lime zest, and 2½ cups ice, preferably crushed, in a blender until smooth.
  3. Divide among prepared glasses and garnish each with a lime wheel

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