If you’re a fan of margaritas, then we have so much in common. But have you tried our guava margaritas recipe? Also knows as Guavaritas? We’re obsessed after making a few rounds of these and hope you enjoy these too!

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What is a Guavarita? It’s a Guava Margarita!

The guavarita or guava margaritas are new to us and it’s going to stay on our regular rotation. It’s so simple to make. If you’re already an expert at making margaritas, then the only change is adding guava juice or nectar. Be prepared to have this on your regular rotation. Having a pitcher of this at your next party.

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What does guava taste like? Tasting notes for newbies

Guava is a tropical fruit and comes in different forms. There’s the white guava which has a soft white interior flesh, most commonly popular in Southeast Asia. And there’s the Mexican guava with the soft, sweet and very fragrant pink interior. This guavarita or guava margarita specifically uses the sweet and soft Mexican guava. The fruity and tropical flavors of Mexican guava are highlighted so well in this drink. It tastes like a cross between strawberry and pineapple, which occasional hints of passion fruit. Basically it’s super delicious, fragrant and refreshing.

Video: Guava Margaritas or Guavaritas

Which is better for Guavaritas : Guava Juice or Nectar?

The flavors are essentially the same in both the juice and nectar. But what really changes between guava juice and guava nectar is the texture and sweetness.

  • Guava Nectar is thicker, more clingy and sweeter than guava juice. If you like your margaritas sweeter with a thicker and clingy mouth-feel, then use the nectar. You can even water the nectar down to your personal taste.
  • Guava juice is alot thinner, watered down and less sweet. This is the version we use for our guava margaritas. We like the less sweet version and a more clean, liquidy mouth feel.
  • Fresh guava: if you can get your hands on some fresh, sweet Mexican guavas then you’re so lucky! Just peel the guava and put 2-3 tablespoons of the pulp in a glass. Muddle the guava pulp and that’s it! Continue with making the drink.
  • There’s some great health benefits to guava .
  • All guava margaritas recipe details are in the recipe box below.

What’s the best tequila to use?

The one you have on hand, of course! But if you are like us, you’ll have options. Here’s some of our thoughts for how each tequila makes the margarita taste:

  • A blano tequila will usually be the brighter, more citrusy option.
  • Reposado tequilas, our personal first choice for this cocktail, have a nice balance between the citrus notes and a bit of caramelization.
  • Anejo tequilas will give the guava margarita a richer profile from their more smoother, more complex flavor leaning into the vanilla oakiness they get from a prolonged aging process. Depending on the situation and preference of the moment, all of them are good options, just slightly different.
  • If we were wanting a bright and super refreshing option, maybe on a warm afternoon, we’d probably grab the blanco tequila. For all day, any day, it would be the reposado tequila. But if it was in the evening for a nice slower sipping guava margarita, we’d most likely reach for the anejo tequila.
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Guava Margarita

The guava juice will vary in sweetness and tartness. Adjust the lime juice and simple syrup (or agave nectar) as needed. For some guava juices, you won't even need the simple syrup (or agave nectar). The juice will balance the sweetness of the cocktail on its own. Orange liqueur will also vary in their sweetness. If using a sweeter orange liquor like triple sec, you might want to eliminate the simple syrup, but if using a drier orange liqueur such as Grand Marnier, the simple syrup helps balance the acidity of the cocktail.
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  • 3 ounces (85 ml) Guava Juice
  • 2 ounces (60 ml) Tequila 
  • 3/4 ounce (22 ml) fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 ounce (15 ml) Orange Liqueur (triple sec, Grand Marnier, Cointreau, etc.)
  • 1/2 ounce (15 ml) Simple Syrup or Agave Nectar (or to taste)
  • flaky salt , optional to salt the glass rim


  • If you want a salted rim, tub the rim of an old fashioned glass (or whatever glass you prefer to drink out of) with an edge of a lime slice.  Swirl the rim through a small pile of flakey salt to salt the rim.
    Salting rim of cocktail glass
  • Combine all the cocktail ingredients (guava juice, tequila, lime juice, orange liquor, and simple syrup) into an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously until well chilled, about 30 seconds. Give it a little taste and adjust to your liking.
    Guava margarita in a glass shaker
  • If using fancy ice, add the ice to your cocktail glass.  Strain the cocktail into the glass. Otherwise, just pour all the shaker contents (cocktail & ice) into the prepared glass. Enjoy!
    Guava margarita poolside


Note 1: A basic simple syrup is a 1:1 ratio of sugar dissolved in water. example- One cup sugar dissolved in one cup of water. We usually make larger batches and keep on hand in the refrigerator.


Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 261kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 0.1g, Fat: 0.1g, Saturated Fat: 0.02g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g, Sodium: 14mg, Potassium: 128mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 25g, Vitamin A: 11IU, Vitamin C: 28mg, Calcium: 5mg, Iron: 1mg

Can you make a big party pitcher of our guava margaritas recipe?

Definitely yes! You can double, triple or quadruple the recipe. If you do scale-up the recipe, make sure you scale up all the ingredients evenly. If you’re off, then you might have a pitcher that’s too sweet or sour. But taste the mix first, adjust everything to personal taste. Then add a lot of ice to the pitcher and serve.

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Is salting your guavarita rim necessary for this guava margaritas recipe?

It’s personal taste and personal preference. Salting the rim isn’t necessary and ask your guests first if they want the rim of the margarita glass salted. You do you.

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