• Cool down and indulge in a tropical escape with this papaya margarita. Sweet and spicy in all the ways a margarita should be, your guests will be begging for the recipe!

    Make these Papaya margaritas

    Serves: 4 

    Time: 15 minutes

    Combine 330g chopped papaya, 180ml (¾ cup) orange juice, 125ml (½ cup) apple juice, 75ml (5 tbsp) lime juice and ¼ jalapeño in a blender, and blitz until smooth. Stir in 80ml (⅓ cup) tequila and 60ml (¼ cup) triple sec. Place a sprinkling of salt in a shallow dish. Run ½ lime over the rims of each glass and dip them into the salt, adding more salt to the dish, if needed. Place crushed ice in each glass and pour in the margarita mixture. Garnish each drink with jalapeño slices and add a lime slice to the rim of each glass.

    The salt rim can be replaced with a sugar rim instead.

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    Recipe and styling by Illanique van Aswegen
    Photograph by Adel Ferreira