Papaya Smash Recipe

Tequila Avion's Papaya Smash Cocktail
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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
481 Calories
3g Fat
115g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Amount per serving
Calories 481
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 74mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 115g 42%
Dietary Fiber 19g 68%
Protein 10g
Calcium 186mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The Papaya Smash is an easy and delightful cocktail with a hint of margarita to it. The anejo tequila from Avion is an excellent base that plays nicely with fresh papaya and Aperol is the orange liqueur of choice here, which brings in both sweet and bitter flavors.

What I really enjoy about this drink is the papaya-tequila pairing. The fruit is not one of the most common cocktail ingredients, which is a shame, as this cocktail proves that it deserves more attention than it gets.


  • 1 slice of fresh papaya
  • 3/4 ounce agave nectar
  • 1 1/4 ounces Avión Añejo Tequila
  • 1/2 ounce Aperol
  • 1/2 ounce orange juice
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Garnish: fresh papaya

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Add a slice of fresh papaya and agave nectar to a mixing glass.

  3. Muddle to release the papaya flavor.

  4. Combine ingredients in shaker with ice and shake vigorously.

  5. Strain over ice, and garnish with a fresh slice of papaya.

Recipe Courtesy: Avión Tequila