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Why You’d Want to Live Here: A Spicy Vodka Cocktail

Vodka sets the stage for this classic interplay of chiles, lime, and avocado. Tajín is a Mexican chili-based seasoning that’s widely available in grocery stores and from online retailers.


  • 1 1/2 oz. vodka
  • 3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 oz. avocado syrup
  • 1/2 oz. Ancho Reyes Verde liqueur
  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:double Old Fashioned
  • Garnish:tajín rim, lime wedge


Prepare a glass by rubbing the rim of the glass with a lime wedge, then dip the moistened rim into a small dish of Tajín, shaking to remove the excess; fill the glass with ice. Shake all of the ingredients with ice, strain into the prepared glass, then garnish.

Avocado SyrupIn a blender, combine 1 quart of simple syrup (1:1) with half of a peeled, pitted, ripe avocado. Add 1 tsp. of ascorbic acid (vitamin C, optional), and blend until combined. Keeps refrigerated for 6 days. (If skipping the optional ascorbic acid, then the syrup will turn brown within a couple of days.)

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