Margarita Guacamole

This Guac is Magic!

First, can I tell you how hard it is for me to share this recipe?!  My secret weapon at potlucks, this guac edges out my Taylor Tots as most frequently made party app.  It should probably be called “Magic Margarita Guacamole” because I never liked guacamole before I started making my own.  But really, what’s not to like about tequila and Grand Marnier (don’t worry, it’s just a nip-still totally kid-friendly)?!  In fact, this guacamole is so magic that it has successfully converted many other non-guacamole lovers.  It’s amazing on chips, tacos, salads, and burgers.  Or forget all that, take a note from my toddler, and dive in with a spoon!  Enjoy!!


Margarita Guacamole
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This is my secret weapon for any casual outing or game day!
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4-6
  • 4 avocados
  • 2 large roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • ¼ sweet onion, diced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 large clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp tequila (such as Jose Cuervo)
  • 1 tsp Grand Marnier
  • ¼ tsp chili powder (such as ancho or chipotle)
  • 6 shakes of Tabasco (adjust to taste)
  • 1 light shake of cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • ⅛-1/4 tsp ground cumin (optional, adjust to taste)
  • Kosher salt & pepper, to taste
  • Chips and other dippers
  1. Halve, pit, and scoop the avocados into a large bowl
  2. Pour the lime juice over the avocados to slow the oxidation process
  3. Add the minced garlic, Tabasco, tequila, Grand Marnier, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and ground cumin
  4. Use a potato masher or fork to mash the avocados and other ingredients together until it’s the consistency you like
  5. Gently fold in the chopped tomatoes and diced onion
  6. Season with salt & pepper to taste
  7. Serve with chips and dippers

"Taylor" It!
  1. My husband and I disagree on the amount of lime juice to use. Try starting with the juice of just half a lime and going from there.
  2. I'm not a huge fan of cilantro, but it's a common ingredient in guacamole. If you'd like to add this traditional element to your guac, just chop up a tablespoon or two of fresh cilantro leaves and add them in with the tomatoes and onions.

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