Avocado Margarita

If you love avocados, you’re going to adore this Avocado Margarita! This creamy avocado drink, highlighting traditional margarita ingredients, is smooth, balanced and delicious for any occasion. Makes 1 drink, but can be made in a batch.

Two Avocado Margaritas on wood coasters

My husband discovered the recipe for an Avocado Margarita from Meso Maya, a local Mexican mainstay, in a local magazine.

He got all excited and purchased the ingredients — only for me to discover after the fact that the avocado drink calls for pineapple juice, which is a no-no for me.

So… I started trying my hand at a homemade avocado margarita, as one does.

Why we love this recipe:

If you like the light, fresh flavor of avocados and enjoy a margarita, this is a refreshing cocktail for you!

The avocado makes the margarita absolutely sinful and has an awesome creamy texture.

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    It’s a fun twist on the classic, and it goes down easily.

    You can pair it with lots of things, but I highly recommend making a big ‘ol batch of Caramelized Onion Guacamole with your leftover avocado(s) and enjoying that while you sip!

    Other margaritas you might want to test out: Pineapple Margarita | Cucumber Margarita | Peach Margarita | Cadillac Margarita | Frozen Strawberry Margarita | How to Make a Margarita | Italian Margarita | Pomegranate Margarita

    In the market for a new drink? Check out my Cocktail Recipe Index for inspiration!

    Tequila and other ingredients for an avocado drink

    What you’ll need to make an Avocado Margarita

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    Let’s talk ingredients!

    In addition to the tools above, you’re going to need some ingredients to make this recipe, too! Chances are, you might already have some of them in your fridge or pantry. Scroll down to the recipe card for the full measurements and instructions.

    Here’s what you need:

    • Avocado — you’ need about a half small avocado per drink. Obviously, you want this to be a ripe avocado. We purchase our avocados when they’re hard (and unripe), and let them ripen on the countertop. When they’re perfect, we transfer them to the fridge.
    • Silver tequila — a 100% blue agave brand, please and thank you.
    • Cointreau — or your favorite triple sec, if Cointreau is unavailable. This is an orange liqueur.
    • Limes or freshly squeezed lime juice — I purchase the squeezed kind from the refrigerated section at the grocery store. It’s with the pre-chopped fruit and is worth the splurge. However, you can purchase limes and squeeze ‘em yourself.
    • Simple syrup — you can make it at home or you can purchase it from the store or online. I prefer this to sweetening a margarita with agave nectar.
    • Tajin — this is a chile lime seasoning blend. It’s got a hint of heat, some tartness and pairs beautifully with this margarita because it brings an element of heat.

    Also, if you’ve got some homemade margarita mix at your house, you could use that in place of the lime juice and simple syrup. I have notations on how to do that below, too.

    Collage showing how to make an avocado margarita

    How do you make a avocado margarita from scratch?

    First and foremost, juice the limes. I typically do this over a liquid measuring cup with a fine mesh strainer on top of it to keep pulp and seeds out of the final juice.

    Pro tip!

    You’ll get more juice from your limes if they’re room temperature. If you keep ‘em in the fridge, pop them into the microwave for 20-30 seconds to get those juices flowing!

    Also, rim your glass with Tajin if you want to make this a spicy avocado margarita. If you don’t like spice, rim the glass with salt instead. To do this, sprinkle the Tajin or salt onto a small plate. Run a lime wedge along the rim of the glass, then place it into the spices and gently swirl until coated.

    You can also add a large ice cube to the glass, as well, if you want your avocado margarita to be extra cold.

    Once your limes are juiced and other ingredients are acquired, measure the avocado, tequila, lime juice, Cointreau and simple syrup into the base of your blender.

    While you could mix this up in a cocktail shaker, we’ve found that the avocado will remain a little lumpy, even if you muddle it or shake it a ton. A blender will ensure your drink is nice and smooth and incorporated.

    Blend until the ingredients are combined and the avocado is creamy. Keep an eye on this because you can overmix it, then have an extremely thick margarita.

    Pour into your prepared glasses. Garnish the Avocado Marg with a slice of lime or a lime wheel before enjoying.

    An avocado cocktail pours from a blender into a glass

    Erin’s Easy Entertaining Tips

    Avocados Margaritas are perfect for any kind of occasion—an at-home happy hour, a homemade Mexican dinner night or even a backyard barbecue.

    Why? They’re balanced and refreshing and perfect for any time of year. Since we can find avocados in our stores year-round, don’t confine yourself to drinking these at outdoor events.

    Margaritas at home are simple because they require few ingredients and even less time to put ‘em together! And this margarita recipe is absolutely worth mixing up to share.

    Here are a few tips and tricks to make it as easy as possible:

    • Make it a pitcher. After all, if you’re hosting several friends, you might as well double or triple the recipe so you’re not blending up Avocado Margaritas by request throughout the evening. I’ll explain in the recipe card!
    • Make your simple syrup 1-2 days in advance… or do what I do and make a big batch so you’ve always got some in the fridge. Let it hang out in the fridge, and make a lot of it, depending on how many friends are joining you.
    • Squeeze the limes an hour or so before guests arrive—or take the store-bought shortcut. Just be sure to get the fresh-squeezed lime juice instead of the shelf-stable kind. It makes all the difference, promise.
    • Purchase your avocados in advance so they ripen in time. When they’re perfectly ripe, transfer them to the fridge so they will last longer.
    An Avocado Margarita on a wooden coaster with a tajin rim

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is tequila made from avocado?

    No. Tequila is made from agave plant.

    Where is the avocado margarita at Epcot?

    You can find and purchase it at La Cava del Tequila.

    How can I use margarita mix in this recipe?

    If you’ve got margarita mix (homemade margarita mix or the store-bought kind), omit the lime juice and simple syrup with 2 ½ oz. of the margarita mix.

    How do you rim a glass with salt?

    Take a lime wedge and run it around the edge of the glass. You want there to be enough liquid to where the salt will stick, but that the juice doesn’t run down the side of your glass. (If it does, no big deal—that’ll just add a little extra lime juice to your margarita.) Pour salt onto a small, and gently press the glass into the salt, until salt coats the rim.

    Two cocktails on wood with the text easy, homemade avocado margarita

    Quick tips and tricks for making the best avocado cocktails

    • Double or triple the recipe! While this margarita recipe makes a single drink, you might want to blend more to share. Do the simple math and throw them in a pitcher if necessary! It’s actually really simple in the blender!
    • Purchase good lime juice or squeeze your own. The shelf stable bottled stuff won’t cut it for this avocado drink.
    • Choose the perfect avocados. We purchase ours when they’re underripe. As the avocado ripens, it will become softer to touch. If your avocado is ripe before you want a margarita, place it into the fridge. It’ll keep there for a few days.

    Here’s how you make this twist on a classic margarita!

    Two Avocado Margaritas on wood coasters

    Avocado Margarita

    Erin Parker, The Speckled Palate
    If you love avocados, you’re going to adore this Avocado Margarita! This creamy avocado drink, highlighting traditional margarita ingredients, is smooth, balanced and delicious for any occasion.
    4.58 from 7 votes
    Servings 1 drink
    Calories 279 kcal
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Total Time 5 minutes


    • 2 tablespoons avocado about ½ small avocado
    • 1 ½ oz. silver tequila
    • 1 ½ oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
    • 1 oz. simple syrup
    • ¾ oz. Cointreau or triple sec
    • Lime wedges or twists for garnish

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    • Rim a margarita glass with Tajin or salt. Fill with ice, and set aside.
    • Measure the avocado, tequila, lime juice, simple syrup and Cointreau into the base of a blender.
    • Blend the ingredients until smooth.
    • Pour into the prepared margarita glass.
    • Garnish the margarita with a wedge of lime, and enjoy immediately.


    If you like a thicker, creamier margarita, add 3 tablespoons of avocado instead of two.
    This recipe makes one margarita, but it can easily be doubled or tripled if you’re pouring margaritas for a crowd.
    How to make this a pitcher drink: For a 6-drink pitcher, combine 1 cup and two tablespoons avocado (18 tablespoons total), 9 oz. silver tequila, 9 oz. lime juice, 6 oz. simple syrup and 4.5 oz. Cointreau in the base of a blender. Blend until combined, then pour over ice with garnishes.
    How can I use margarita mix in this recipe? If you’ve got margarita mix (homemade margarita mix or the store-bought kind), omit the lime juice and simple syrup with 2 ½ oz. of the margarita mix.
    My favorite margarita store-bought shortcuts:
    • Cold press freshly squeezed lime juice: It sounds silly, but if you can find this refrigerated lime juice that’s good to go, it’s worth the cost, especially if you’re entertaining.
    • Simple syrup: If you’re unsure if you’ll have time to make and then cool simple syrup, they sell this bottled stuff in stores, too!


    Serving: 1 drinkCalories: 279kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 1gFat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 5mgFiber: 4gSugar: 20g
    Keyword avocado, avocado drink, avocado recipe, cocktail, drink, margarita, margarita recipe
    Course Drinks & Cocktails
    Cuisine Mexican
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    About the Author:

    Erin Parker is a Southern gal living in Texas with her husband and two daughters. She started The Speckled Palate to share what she was cooking as a newlywed… and over the years, it’s evolved to capture her love for hosting. Specifically, the EASIEST, lowest key entertaining because everyone deserves to see their people and connect over good food. Learn more about her

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