Tequila Spiked Guacamole

By Liliana Moyano for Shine Latina

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My abuelo used to make his special guacamole during family gatherings at his finca (farm) in the small town of Melgar, Colombia. His ritual consisted of scooping the avocados and giving my cousins and I the skin to rub it in our faces creating a homemade mask. While the mask took effect, he made a guacamole that didn't last until dinner. His special secret: white tequila.

Yes, white tequila makes a perfectly smooth guacamole. I took the recipe from grandma a few years back, and she suggested I buy a molcajete. Molcajete is a Mexican bowl made out of rough stone that comes with a thick mashing tool from the same material; it smashes the avocados to perfection. Well, luckily enough, my friend happened to be in Mexico around the same time and she brought me this great kitchen gadget. I still make abuelo's guacamole at family gatherings. My mom maintained the mask tradition, and her skin looks better than ever!

A guacamolear

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(4 servings)


2 hass avocados
2 garlic cloves minced
½ teaspoon salt
½ lime juiced
1 pinch pepper

1.5 oz white tequila

½ bunch cilantro
1 ripe tomato chopped
1/4 red onion chopped

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Scoop the avocados and smash in the molcajete or bowl. Once the texture is soft but still chunky, add the salt, lime, pepper and tequila. Mix the ingredients and finish with tomato, onion, and cilantro. Blend and serve with your favorite chips.

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