Guava Margaritas. The Guavarita!

by Shawnda on April 26, 2012

in Beverages,Cinco de Mayo,Fruit,Margaritas,Mexican & TexMex

Guava Margaritas

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 :)

Guava Margaritas

Guavaritas made with fresh lime juice and guava nectar.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Heat water and sugar in a small sauce pan until completely dissolved and the water is clear. Let cool.
  2. Pour into a pitcher with lime juice. Homemade lime mix done!
  3. Add guava nectar, tequila, and orange liqueur, stirring well.
  4. Run the lime wedges around the rims of 4 glasses and dip in salt.
  5. Fill with ice and divide the margaritas between the glasses.

Notes

Yields: 4 servings

Source: Confections of a Foodie Bride

Estimated time: 10 minutes

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Liz @ Blog is the New Black April 26, 2012 at 3:07 am

Might be my favorite ‘rita yet!

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2 Becki's Whole Life April 26, 2012 at 4:33 am

Mmm…yummy. I am looking for this at the store today:-)

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3 Katrina April 26, 2012 at 5:11 am

This looks lovely! Great for girls night!

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4 Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) April 26, 2012 at 5:52 am

My step-dad makes margaritas that are, essentially, a giant glass of tequila with a small splash of lime and some ice. Thus, I’ve never been a huge fan of margaritas. But this one? I’m absolutely making this one over the weekend. It looks beyond refreshing and tasty. I want some right now!

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5 Julia April 26, 2012 at 9:55 am

Yep, totally plan on making these, lots and LOTS of these this summer. I love guava and a good marg!

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6 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking April 26, 2012 at 11:01 am

Dear lord does that look icy cold and perfect for summer! I know what I’m making this Cinco de Mayo!

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7 Laura April 26, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I was hoping there would be a margarita recipe this week! Love that pretty color.

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8 Joanne April 26, 2012 at 7:01 pm

I have so little experience with guavas, it’s actually tragic. Totally completely utterly tragic. I need to make up for lost time with a pitcher (or six!) of these!

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9 Debra Kapellakis April 27, 2012 at 5:26 am

Margaritas are my favorite alchoholic drink. I will try this if I find the nectar. thank you

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10 Amy May 5, 2012 at 8:22 pm

I love all your margarita recipes, with the grapefruit my favorite, but I was a little disappointed with these. I didn’t think the guava flavor came out at all and it wasn’t nearly as pink as yours. I made a second batch and replaced the simple syrup part of the “margarita mix” with guava juice and I thought they were much better. Maybe my guava nectar isn’t as strong flavored as the one you use? What brand do you use?

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11 foodiebride May 6, 2012 at 11:52 am

We use Goya brand guava nectar. It’s really thick and really pink. It’s not something I would drink straight without diluting with club soda first. Or margarita :)

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12 Ann P. May 6, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I made guava margaritas for my 22nd birthday :) they were awesome, but I am really excite to try out your mix of ingredients because the ratios are different!

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13 Gary Osika December 24, 2012 at 11:47 am

Trying it with guava paste instead of sugar to get more guava taste. Will let you know the results

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14 Gary Osika December 28, 2012 at 11:10 am

Yes it was awesome use 4oz guava paste instead of sugar

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