In my pre-Foodie Bride days, my roommate and I shared an apartment in “No Man’s Land.” It was almost downtown, but not quite. It was also not a part of the 5 other well-known, nearby areas.
But it was pouring distance from The Satellite Lounge (RIP), across the street from the original Star Pizza, and across the bayou from Teala’s. The location, despite not belonging to an identifiable area, was killer.
Teala’s had a list of fun margarita flavors that included one of our favorites: The Guavarita. We spent many a spring and summer afternoon on the patio scoping out potential future husbands, eating way too many chips, and drinking way, way too many Guavaritas.
Life was so tough back then!
We use canned Guava Nectar for the cocktails because that’s what the restaurant used back then. You’ll find it either in the canned juice aisle or the International or Mexican Foods section (we buy Goya brand). I regularly double and triple the “homemade margarita mix” portion of the recipe (what you see below is a half-recipe) and just keep the extras in a pitcher in the fridge – it makes going after a Tuesday night cocktail really easy.
Probably too easy
Guavaritas made with fresh lime juice and guava nectar.
- For the homemade margarita mix:
- 1/4 cup sugar (or the equivalent in your favorite sweetener)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (~8-12 limes)
- For the margarita:
- 1/2 cup guava nectar
- 3/4 cup silver tequila
- 1/3 cup orange liqueur
- Lime wedges, for serving
- Salt, optional
- Heat water and sugar in a small sauce pan until completely dissolved and the water is clear. Let cool.
- Pour into a pitcher with lime juice. Homemade lime mix done!
- Add guava nectar, tequila, and orange liqueur, stirring well.
- Run the lime wedges around the rims of 4 glasses and dip in salt.
- Fill with ice and divide the margaritas between the glasses.
Yields: 4 servings
Estimated time: 10 minutes