Guava margaritas are the perfect refreshing summer cocktail. They are light, tropical, and perfect for cooling down in the summer.
I was inspired to make this drink after having a specialty drink at Nopalito restaurant in San Francisco. It was the best margarita of my life! Theirs was blended and also included passionfruit. I decided to serve my version on the rocks to make it easier to make ahead for guests and I cut the passionfruit to reduce the number of ingredients needed. You could certainly try my version blended if you'd like!
Try this margarita in a pitcher!
Guava Margaritas a great for a big batch cocktail! If you are serving this to guests, I highly recommend just adding all ingredients, minus the ice, to a large pitcher. Keep the pitcher in the refrigerator until it is time to serve. When it's time to serve, give it all a good stir and pour over glasses filled with ice. Just adjust the servings in the ingredient section below to see how much you'll need.
Prep ahead tips
Yes! You could make these guavaritas the day before and keep them sealed in the refrigerator. I definitely recommend making them ahead when serving guests so that you don't have to play bartender all night.
Guava Juice vs. Guava Nectar
I have tested this recipe with both guava juice and guava nectar and both were delicious. There is a difference between the two. The first time I made this, I used Ceres guava juice and it was so light and refreshing! This juice blend includes some pear juice and guava juice. The next time I made it, I used guava nectar, which tends to be more readily available in stores. It was also delicious but a tad sweeter and included more additives, including apple juice. If you are able to find Ceres guava juice, that would be my recommendation for a lighter cocktail. You can't go wrong with either though.
I'd recommend serving these margaritas with:
Looking for another margarita variation? Check out my blackberry margaritas!
If you give these guava margaritas a try, I'd love to know what you think in the comments below! Cheers!
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Please drink responsibly.
- lime juice to rim the glass optional
- salt to rim the glass optional
- 1.5 oz 100% agave tequila
- 1 oz triple sec
- 1 oz lime juice
- 3 oz guava juice or nectar see note above regarding guava nectar
- lime wedges for garnish, optional
- If a salted glass is desired, rim a glass with lime juice and then sea salt.
- In a cocktail shaker, add tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and guava juice. Fill with ice and shake the cocktail shaker until the outside becomes frosted over, about 30 seconds.
- Add ice to your glass and strain the drink over the ice. Garnish with a lime wedge, if desired.