Toast Cinco de Mayo with the ultimate Guactail

Guactail Cocktail, photo provided by Avocados from Mexico
Guactail Cocktail, photo provided by Avocados from Mexico /

As May starts, the countdown to Cinco de Mayo begins. While the menu might vary, often avocados are somewhere on the table. From topping tacos to guacamole and chips, those avocados go with everything. This year, Avocados from Mexico wants to boost that celebratory cocktail with the Guactail.

From Super Bowl commercials to a favorite super food, avocados are always within reach. Over the years, everyone has learned how to add that creamy, delicious flavor to anything. Beyond the slices and spreads, those avocados have been transformed into desserts, sauces and a multitude of recipes.

This year, Avocados from Mexico wants to boost that Cinco de Mayo cocktail. In partnership with Antoni Porowski, the Guactail takes a new approach to that classic daquiri. Time to get the cocktail shaker ready.

Ahead of the holiday Porowski said, “Two of my favorite things? Cinco de Mayo and guac. And taking that to the level of creating my very own Guactail? Perfection. It’s just not Cinco without a Guactail and Avocados From Mexico.”

A savory forward cocktail is not necessarily a new idea. Avocados are used in a variety of cocktails and other beverages. Besides the vibrant color, the ingredients adds a luscious mouth feel.

One word of caution, straining the cocktail is key. While some people like a chunky guacamole, everyone prefers a smooth cocktail.

Here’s how to make Porowski’s Guactail.

Antoni’s Avocado Daiquiri Guactail:


  • 6 oz white rum
  • 6 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 oz cucumber, sliced and unpeeled
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen mango
  • 6 mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 3 oz cream of coconut
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups ice


  • Add all ingredients to a blender and combine on high for 45 seconds until mixture is smooth, frothy and thick. Garnish with avocado frites, jalapeño poppers, tortilla chips and deconstructed guac ingredients like pickled onion and tomatillo, lime, and mint. After enjoying the Guactail, use garnishes to make even more guac! Makes two servings.

Looking at this cocktail recipe, the balance of flavors is key. There is sweet, savory, bright, and tangy all in that sip. Anyone who thinks that it would be guacamole in a glass would be mistaken.

Since this cocktail is a daiquiri, the rum is an obvious choice. But, it begs the question if another spirit could be swapped. Maybe a few people might need to try a tequila switch.

In addition, this Guactail is all about the garnish. While a Bloody Mary might have that over the top treatment for brunch, this option is on its heels. Maybe someone might try to add some tiny tacos just for fun.

No matter the reason, the Guactail could be this summer’s must have beverage. Garnish or no garnish, many people might want to have a second pour.