Senor Frijoles Mexican Restaurant, mile marker 104, bayside, Key Largo, 305.451.1592
Makes 1 Margarita (or multiply by 8 to make a pitcher)
¼ of a medium, ripe Florida avocado, diced
1 ¼ ounces premium white tequila
½ ounce Cointreau
1 ounce fresh Key lime juice
1 ounce half & half
1 ounce Agave Nectar or simple syrup, recipe below
1 Key lime, cut in half for salting glass
2 tablespoons crushed sea salt or kosher salt if you prefer on a plate for salting margarita glass
Place avocado chunks and tequila into a martini shaker and muddle with a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon, until avocado is smashed and incorporated with the tequila (a few small chunks will be okay). Add ice, tequila, Cointreau, Key lime juice, half and half and agave nectar to tequila and avocado mixture. Shake hard, and serve in a salted rimmed glass (follow instructions below). Enjoy!
Salting the Rim of a Margarita Glass
Salting the rim of your margarita glass perfectly, greatly enhances the flavor of the drink, but salting the rim incorrectly, can lead to a margarita disaster. Most margarita makers end up salting both the inside and outside rim of the glass and this is where it all goes wrong. If margarita recipes were supposed to include salt in the drink, the recipe would say: “Now add 5 tablespoons of salt to your margarita shake and enjoy,” but this is not what the recipe calls for. The recipe only calls for the salt to be on the outside rim of the glass. The secret to salting the rim of a margarita glass is to first start off with a dry glass. Then, cut a Key lime (perfect for margaritas since they originated in Mexico) in half and rub the flesh of the lime along the outside rim of your margarita glass. Then carefully dip or roll your margarita glass in the salt so the salt is on the outside of the glass.
Simple Syrup Ingredients
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
Place water into a small sauce pot on high heat until water begins to boil. Remove from stove and add sugar, stirring until all sugar is incorporated into water. Allow to cool, and store in a covered container until ready to use.