Traditional margaritas are always a nice treat during the summer months. But turn up the volume and try a sweet tropical guavarita instead.
There are certain food items that a person just craves during summer. Corn on the cob, burgers, grilled cheddar brats, spicy foods, tropical drinks. Some of the best eating and drinking happens during the summer months when everything is fresh and abundant. And even though I’ll never give up on fall, I can always get on board with sipping fruity libations by the pool or beach when the weather peaks.
This summer, of course, is weird. Instead of those scorching temps, it’s almost fall-like. There’s a chill in the air and I wore a sweater today. I’m not complaining, I love this weather. But it doesn’t seem right. To stage a small, personal protest, I’m serving up some tropical guavaritas to kill the chill. Even if I have to fake it ’til I make it, I’ll sip these babies and soak in whatever sunshine and warmth I can.
It’s definitely the guava nectar that makes these drinks so special. Traditional margaritas can have a little bit of a sour kick to them. The guava here shines through, providing a summery sweetness, a lightness. If margs are your thing, this should definitely make the top of your list!
I’m sharing this recipe with The Yuck Stops Here.
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 2 cups guava nectar
- ¾ cup tequila
- ½ cup orange liqueur
- Salt for rim
- Combine water, sugar and lime juice in a pan and bring to a boil. Stir, allowing the sugar to dissolve then remove from heat and let cool.
- Once cool, pour into a pitcher with guava nectar, tequila and orange liqueur. Stir well.
- Spread the salt on a plate. Using your finger tip, dip it in the mixture and run it along the rim of the glass. Place the glass in the salt and twist, coating the rim of the glass in the salt.
- Fill the glass with ice and pour the margarita mixture into the glass. Serve immediately.