This week, the temperature outside has heated up to the point I had to turn on the air conditioning so that I wouldn’t get all hot and cranky to be around. Weather like this causes me to want only refreshing things – fruity beverages, lots of citrus, cold, cold, cold. We went out for food with a few of Alex’s friends, and I got a fruity, rummy beverage, and now I’m really excited to start making some fun cocktails this summer. Alex’s mom got me a bunch of fun flavored brandies and schnapps for my 21st, which I’m sure will be lovely additions for lots of cocktails, as well as flavorings for baking! I’ll probably wait till the weekend for the fun drinks, but in the meantime, I made a smoky guacamole that also fits the fresh category.
- 3 avocados, pitted and flesh scooped out
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 cup onion, diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 chipotle pepper in adobo, minced
- 1 Tbsp adobo sauce
In a large bowl, toss the avocado flesh and lime juice together. With a fork, mash the avocado until just slightly chunky. Add in the salt and pepper, and mix. Add in the onion, garlic, chipotle pepper and sauce, and fold until dispersed evenly.
Allow to come to room temperature before serving. Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container.