Nothing says summer like a refreshing guava lime cocktail! It’s pretty color and delicious taste is the perfect accompaniment to tapas on the deck with family and friends. Guava juice is sweet and delicious. Stir in some lime juice, a splash of your favorite tequila, give it a quick stir and top with a sprig of mint; you’re golden. This refreshing guava lime cocktail can be made in a matter of minutes. No blender needed!
Guava grows abundantly from Southern Mexico and through Central America. Guava’s origins are uncertain because it has been carried by man and birds throughout many geographical points. Although they were only introduced in Florida in 1847, there is mention of guavas in the West Indies as far back as 1526. Guavas are one of the leading fruits of Mexico and a major commercial source in India. There are a few different varieties of guava fruit with different interior flesh: white, yellow, pink, or red. Guava trees can grow up to 30 feet if left to the whims of nature.
Guava juice is very nutritious, well maybe not once you add tequila, but you know what I mean. Guavas possess vitamin C, B complex, various vitamins as well as lycopenes which are helpful in cancer fighting. This refreshing guava lime cocktail goes great with mini empanadas, mango tomatillo salsa, or a nice shrimp ceviche. Really, just about any appetizer your little heart desires is a good complement to this refreshing and delicious drink. But don’t keep this cocktail all to yourself, share with your friends!
- 3 oz. guava juice
- 1 oz. tequila
- ½ oz. lime juice
- sprig of mint
- Place all ingredients in glass containing 4-5 ice cubes
- Stir a few times. Top with a sprig of mint.
- Serve with your favorite appetizers