Reader Recipe: La Cava del Tequila Avocado Margarita

You guys all know about my love affair with the Aguacate, aka the Avocado Margarita, at La Cava del Tequila in Epcot’s Mexico pavilion, right?

You remember when Rafael offered me the first sample of it back in 2009, and when I got my very own big giant version

Thanks, Rafael!

Thanks, Rafael!

Aguacate

Aguacate

Well, I’m not alone! There are others in the Avocado Margarita Club with me, and one of them recently emailed me with her own recipe for the drink! She’d emailed La Cava to get the recipe, but this was to no avail. Alas, she had to get industrious and make her own. Thanks to Ivis S. for creating and tweaking this recipe until [Read more…]

Avocado Margarita at the Epcot Tequila Bar!

You remember from my first Food and Wine Festival post that I had the lucky opportunity to sample an Avocado Margarita in Epcot’s La Cava del Tequila, right?

No?

Here’s a reminder — Cast Member, Rafael, kindly posing with the sample shot!:

Thanks, Rafael!

Thanks, Rafael!

I really enjoyed the sample, and I was looking forward all week to trying a whole margarita. I thought I’d virtually take you with me on my trip to enjoy one!

La Cava del Tequila
But before we order, I wanted to show you around the Cava a little bit. It’s truly an amazing addition to World Showcase. Warm, cozy, and comfortable, I could easily spend a couple of hours here chatting with friends and sampling many of the different Margarita flavors. Of course, the popularity of the place will have to die down before I can do that! Every time I returned to the Cava during my trip, the place was mobbed. Hopefully in the months “post-Festival,” there will be more available seats…or at least enough room to move around in there!

When you head into the Cava, you’re greeted by the bar to your left and a cozy little seating area to your right. There are bar tables in the middle of the room, as well. It seems to be “every man for himself” as far as seating goes here — from what I can tell, nobody’s actually controlling where and when folks sit.

Epcot's La Cava del Tequila

Epcot's La Cava del Tequila

Bar Area

Bar Area

Seating Area

Seating Area

Also on your right hand side (as you know from the Tequila Tasting Seminar blog) there’s a brilliant mural depicting the life cycle of Tequila processing.

A Section of the Cava del Tequila Mural

A Section of the Cava del Tequila Mural

All in all, a wonderful place to spend an evening in Epcot. I really think you’ll enjoy it!

Avocado Margarita
So, back to the drink! When I finally found a day when the Tequila Bar was slightly less crowded than it had been all week, I perused the drink menu but decided on that Avocado Margarita that I’d sampled previously.

It’s called the Aguacate; here are the details (it’s the second one listed on the menu photo):
El Mayor Blanco Tequila, Midori melon liquor, fresh avocado mixed with fresh lime juice and agave nectar syrup, served frozen with a hibiscus Himalayan salt rim: $12.50

Avocado Margarita Recipe

Avocado Margarita Recipe

I watched with anticipation as the bartender actually peeled and added two sections of an avocado to the blender in front of me! Is this thing actually going to taste as good as the sample?!?

Blender with Ingredients...Including Ripe Avocado!

Blender with Ingredients...Including Ripe Avocado!

While it was blending, I snapped a photo of some of the salt rimming stations. Apologies for the blurry photo! La Cava del Tequila has loads of salt flavors to add accents to the tequila drinks.

Salt Rimming Stations

Salt Rimming Stations

Finally, my drink was ready! It was very smooth, which I don’t always expect from blender mixing. The only “chunks” in the drink were of avocado; these were tiny — you can see them in the photo below — and actually added texture to the drink, which was interesting. The margarita was very tart, which wasn’t something I expected in an avocado-based drink but was very welcome. As you know, I’m a big fan of sour drinks. And this margarita was the perfect antidote to the scorching day outside — very refreshing and flavorful. In my opinion, this is a great way to escape the Florida heat or just take a break and slow down for a while.

Aguacate

Aguacate

Again, I have nothing but high marks for La Cava del Tequila. The staff are knowledgeable and accommodating, and the atmosphere is very inviting.

I really look forward to hearing about your trips out to the Cava!