How to make Guacamole, photos and tutorials

How to make Guacamole: What’s the secret to a perfect guacamole recipe? Tequila — more specifically, a fine blanco that adds an earthy, citrusy, peppery zest to the beloved guacamole dip.

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How to make Guacamole

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How to make Guacamole: Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos, an all-inclusive stay in Mexico, hosts chef-led guacamole-making classes at a counter overlooking the Sea of Cortez. In addition to the usual framework for guac — onions, roasted garlic, and a little spicy heat from Serrano peppers — the resort’s signature, creamy guacamole is made all the more bright with mashed mint leaves and a splash of tequila.

You’ll also want to have a molcajete (lava stone mortar) on hand for mashing this 21-and-up tequila-spiked, guacamole. Double or triple the recipe for a larger crowd, and serve this homemade guacamole with chips and pitchers of margaritas.

What’s the Best Tequila Blanco to Use in a Guacamole Recipe?

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How to make Guacamole: Blanco, which is the least aged tequila, works the best in a guacamole recipe because it tends to be bright and have notes that pair beautifully with the ingredients in guac.

The rule of making guacamole with tequila: You want to choose a high-quality bottle that you’d sip on its own.

How to make Guacamole: A good option is Casa Dragones’ Tequila Blanco. It’s bright, herbaceous, the true flavors of agave come through, and it has a slight peppery bite. The small-batch blanco is one you’ll want to splash in your guacamole and true tequila lovers will appreciate sipping it while snacking or letting it star in a margarita.

How Do You Choose the Best Avocados for a Homemade Guacamole Recipe?

How to make Guacamole: Avocados can be fickle.

But if you’re looking for some to make same-day guacamole, zero in on the ones that are dark green, almost purple like an eggplant. They should have a bumpy texture and your thumb will make a soft impression on it, but shouldn’t feel mushy.

If you’re buying avocados in advance, grab the avocados that are dark green and a bit firmer.

Ahead, Garza Blanca’s recipe for a perfect guacamole made with Blanco tequila.

Recipe for Guacamole With Tequila

  • Guacamole Dip Ingredients:
  • 1 large avocado (6.5 ounces)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons diced white onion
  • 1 clove roasted garlic
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 1 to 2 serrano peppers, diced
  • 1 oz tequila blanco
  • Kosher salt (to taste)
  • Ground pepper (to taste)

Guacamole Dip Instructions:

1. Place the garlic clove on a pan and roast it until it’s golden brown

2. Place the diced white onion, roasted garlic clove, and diced serrano pepper in the molcajete and grind the ingredients until they turn into a paste.

3. Add the mint leaves and grind them into the paste.

4. Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit, and score the avocados with a blunt knife, and scoop out the flesh. Place into the molcajete, add lime juice and ground black pepper. Smash the ingredients together until you get a chunky texture.

5. Add the tequila blanco the guacamole dip, and mix together — but be careful not to overmix or mash the ingredients together.

6. Taste the guacamole and add salt as needed.


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