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Happy Hour: Guavarita

Meet the guavarita, the rosy-hued cousin of the classic margarita. Made with a splash of guava nectar, this cocktail is refreshing and slightly sweet. If you find margaritas too potent, give this variation a shake.

The guava juice balances the sometimes overwhelming flavor of tequila. Since the tequila was subdued, I found the salted rim unnecessary. When I made round two, I left the rim alone. To look at the recipe,

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Guavarita

Guavarita

Guavarita

Ingredients

1 lemon wedge and salt
ice
2 ounces blanco tequila
1/2 ounce triple sec or Cointreau
1 ounce guava nectar
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/4 ounce simple syrup

Directions

  1. If desired, moisten half of the outer rim of a martini glass with the lemon wedge and coat lightly with salt.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Add all of the remaining ingredients and shake well.
  4. Strain into prepared glass.

Makes 1 cocktail.

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reesiecup reesiecup 5 years
oooo...this will be a must try. i love guava!
CCWallace CCWallace 6 years
This was a hit. The guava balances out the tequila perfectly and you really don’t need the salt rim at all. Thanks for a great recipe!
superfoxml superfoxml 7 years
oh yes, will make this soon. I adore guava.
ChristinaMUFE ChristinaMUFE 7 years
I love this! Sounds delicious! I'm going to have to test this out this weekend! Thanks Yum!!!!
mondaymoos mondaymoos 7 years
This sounds scrumptious... definitely nix the martini glass and double the recipe, though. ;)
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 7 years
sounds yum to me and very easy! :cocktail:
jessie jessie 7 years
that looks tasty!
jessie jessie 7 years
that looks tasty!
drea12576 drea12576 7 years
This looks delicious. "Ritas are my favorite but after a while they start to bore me. I will definitely try this recipe out.
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