Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Iguana Martini

It's been a while, but certainly the cocktail experimentation goes on. ;)

This martini was inspired by the thought of using avocado and tequila together in some sort of Southwesternish drink. I tried quite a few combinations which were basically melon margaritas with avocado added. In the end, I decided the flavors were right, but it took a lot of tweaking with ratios to find the right balance. The right amounts are critical in this cocktail to prevent it from becoming too citrusy or just an avocado sludge. But get it right, and you have yourself a delicious cool summer imbibement that tastes like a liqueured up gazpacho.
  • 1 1/2 oz Silver Tequila
  • 2 oz Midori Melon Liqueur
  • 1 oz Triple Sec
  • Splash of Lime Juice
  • 1 Tsp Wasabi Paste
  • 1/6 Ripe Avocado (~2 Tbsp)
  • Avocado Slice
Chill an up glass with crushed ice and water. Puree the 1/6 of avocado and wasabi with the liquid ingredients in a shaker. Add ice and shake until the shaker sweats. Strain into the glass. Garnish with a slice of avocado.