The Ultimate Tequila-Spiked Guacamole

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Guacamole, the creamy goddess of bar snacks and the go-to appetizer for parties everywhere, is an infinitely customizable nosh. The scoopable green stuff can include just about anything, from spices and herbs to veggies to fruit. And, like most foods, it’s better with a splash of booze. We tipped a little tequila into our go-to guac and ended up with pure magic. Just a touch of the agave-based spirit or its smokier cousin, mezcal, gives the dip an alluring campfire flavor and a zippy, boozy backbone. The spirit’s vegetal, earthy flavor complements the sour lime juice and salt, while also brightening the flavors of the spices. The next time you feel an avo-craving coming on, give this liquored up guacamole a shot—preferably with a Margarita somewhere close by.

The Ultimate Tequila-Spiked Guacamole

FLAVOR PROFILE
Savory
STRENGTH

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 Avocados
  • lime juice
  • .25 tsp Coriander
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • .5 tsp Cayenne (or to taste)
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • Salt, to taste
  • tomato, diced
  • red onion, diced
  • .25 Cup Cilantro, chopped (or to taste)
  • Jalapeño
  • 1 large clove of Garlic, diced
  • 1 to 3 tsp mezcal or tequila
  • Cilantro leaves

INSTRUCTIONS

Step one

Add the lime juice and the meat from the avocados to a bowl and mash, leaving it a little chunky.

Step two

Add the coriander, chili powder, cayenne, pepper and salt and mix thoroughly.

Step three

Stir in remaining ingredients, being careful to not to overmix.

Step four

Grab some tortilla chips and a Margarita, and get to snacking.

Contributed by Anna Archibald