We’re not going to lie to you. We love a good adult beverage. One of our favorite places to enjoy a frosty drink while exploring the Disney Parks is World Showcase at Epcot. It’s just fun to stroll through the different pavilions with a drink in your hand. So, we’ve been thinking of adding a cocktail to our list of Disney Dishes for a while.
But which one to choose?
Well, that question was recently answered for us. We recently appeared on Part of Our World Podcast, with their hosts Keenan & Rachael. (It’s a wonderful show and you should definitely check it out, by the way) They had just returned from a trip to Walt Disney World and Keenan was already missing his favorite drink; the Avocado Margarita from La Cava del Tequila in the Mexico Pavilion. Knowing we recently started this blog, he requested we re-create it so they could have a little piece of Epcot at home.
Well, Keenan, this one’s for you!
The ingredients for our Avocado Margarita should, mostly, be easily found in your local grocery or liquor store. The one exception to this is the Hibiscus Salt. It wasn’t in any of the larger, or even some of the more boutique stores, we searched. The one place we did find it was online. (I mean, really. What can’t you find online?) However, we decided not to splurge on this part of the drink.
Instead, I had the bright idea to take Hibiscus Tea and combine that with Kosher Salt. That makes sense, right? That should work! Well….
So, I used a mortar & pestle to grind the Hibiscus Tea with the Kosher Salt. It mostly accomplished the goal. It added the pinkish-purplish color to the salt with a light hint of the Hibiscus flavor we were looking for. However, the tea within it took away from the flavor slightly.
Judge for yourself but I’d say you should either splurge on the actual Hibiscus Salt online or just go with standard coarse salt around the rim. You won’t get the nice color contrast for the presentation or it’s slight flavor profile in the salt. However, that isn’t enough to make the extra effort, in my opinion. It’s totally up to you and your preferences, of course.
But enough of my yammering about Salt. Let’s get blending!
Building our Avocado Margarita
The great news about this drink is that it’s pretty simple to put together. Just drop all the ingredients in a blender and let it do what it does best!
Add the ice first, then the Tequila Blanco, Melon Liqueur, Orange Liqueur, Fresh Lime Juice, Agave Nectar, and, finally, the Avocado. Blend until the mixture is fully combined and smooth. If you’d like your Avocado Margarita to be a little on the thicker and frostier side, just add a little more ice and blend. If it becomes thicker than you’d like, just add a little water. Repeat until you reach your desired consistency.
If you’ve found the Hibiscus Salt, or just like your margaritas with a little salt around the rim, then it’s time to prepare your glasses, Take a slice of fresh lime and run it around the edge of the glass.
Place a couple of tablespoons of whatever salt you prefer on a small plate or other container. Then just invert the top of the glass into the salt and turn until the rim is covered.
Once you have your glasses properly salted, the only step left is to fill them with our Avocado Margarita, sit back and enjoy!
Our Avocado Margaritas are fruity yet creamy but with a lot of frosty richness. They have a light amount of sweetness without it becoming overbearing or cloying. It’s a wonderfully refreshing drink to enjoy on a warm Summer day on the deck or by the pool while you’re dreaming of your next trip to Epcot.
Make this cocktail and bring a little taste of the Mexico Pavilion into tu casa!
- Just one small warning. As you’ll notice from the ingredients, this drink has plenty of alcohol in it but doesn’t necessarily taste like it. It can sneak up on you fairly quickly. As they say, “please drink responsibly“!
If you have any questions about any of our recipes, or if you’d like to request a Disney Dish for us to re-create, just hit us up below in the comments. You can also reach us through our Contact Us page or through email.
Avocado Margarita from La Cava del Tequila
Makes 2 – 16 oz Servings
- 4 oz – Tequila Blanco
- 2 oz – Melon Liqueur
- 2 oz – Orange Liqueur
- 1 1/2 oz – Agave Nectar
- 2 oz – Fresh Lime Juice (about 2 limes)
- 1/2 – Avocado
- 3 cups – Ice
- 2 tbls – Hibiscus Salt (if desired)
- Combine the first 7 ingredients in a blender and puree and fully combined an smooth. If you’d prefer a thicker consistency, add more ice and blend. If liquid is too thick, add a little water and blend until you receive the desired consistency,
- To serve (if desired), run a lime slice around the rim of the glass. Invert the glass onto a plate with the Hibiscus Salt and turn until the rim is coated. Pour the blended margarita into the glasses and serve immediately
Be sure to check out our other Disney Dishes
Enchanted Cauli-Flower Sandwich from Red Rose Taverne
Wild Mushroom Risotto from Palo
Cheeseburger Pods from Satu’li Canteen
Lobster Nachos from Lamplight Lounge
Cocoa Brownies with Browned Butter
S.E.A. Shu Mai from Jungle Navigation Company LTD Skipper Canteen
Hoisin Sticky Spare Ribs from Morimoto Asia
Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb from Blue Bayou Restaurant