When starting to brainstorm the drinks menu for Javelina, a recently opened Tex-Mex restaurant in NYC, self-proclaimed Texpats (that's Texas expatriates for the uninitiated) Matt Post and Christopher Skillern both knew one was nonnegotiable: a frozen avocado margarita.
Skillern, who pulls double duty as Javelina's beverage director and GM, became enamored by the drink at Curra's Grill in his hometown of Austin, Texas. "I remember trying to go there every week and made it in like twice, because there was never any parking," Skillern says. "And if you know Texans, you know we don't walk."
We'd say the walk would be more than worth it. Instead of the puckery, saccharine sweetness one usually expects from a standard frozen margarita, there's the creaminess of avocado and herby bite of cilantro. But don't worry: Those stalwarts of margaritas—a hefty pour of tequila and salted rim—are still there.
We'd gander that it can convert even the strictest purists.
Avocado-Cilantro Frozen MargaritaRecipe adapted from Christopher Skillern, Javelina, New York City
Yield: 4-6 cocktails
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
Total Time: 5 minutes