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Recipe Friday: Avo-Tini

 In addition to being California Avocado Month, tomorrow also happens to be National Martini Day, and this Avo-Tini recipe from the California Avocado Commission is the perfect way to celebrate.

The aroma, flavor and acidity of lemon or lime is a martini classic and it also cuts through the buttery, nutty richness of the avocado, which adds interest to this classic cocktail. Cheers!


Yield: 2


½ cup lemon-flavored vodka
6 T fresh lemon juice
2 T simple syrup
As needed for garnish: California Avocado pearls*

*To make avocado pearls, use a small melon scoop.


  1. In a Cocktail Shaker, combine ingredients. Shake vigorously; strain into a martini glass.
  2. Garnish with California Avocado pearls.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.



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