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It's National Margarita Day❗

"You put the lime in the cup and you shake it all up." 

Quick tell me in the comments what movie that line is from.🤣🤣

According to, today is the day we celebrate "the most common tequila-based cocktail served in the United States-the margarita. 

The margarita is a cocktail that consists of tequila, triple sec, and lime or lemon juice. A key ingredient is the freshly squeezed lime juice though when margaritas are made with lemons, they have a much softer taste."

In honor of today, here's a few ways you can pay homage:

📍 Throw on Jimmy Buffett's classic "Margaritaville" and dance around the house with your margarita joining in on the "Salt, Salt" chorus part. Some of you are too young to know who that is so I've added the song for your convenience

📍Ask your favorite bartender to make one for you, but don't forget to leave a big margarita day tip too.

📍Mix up a margarita at home using this recipe: 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗵 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗼 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘀

2 large mangoes, peeled and cut into wedges (see my Cook's Tip)

1/4 cup (50 mL) sugar

1/4 cup (50 mL) water

1/2 cup (125 mL) mango nectar, plus additional if needed

4 limes, divided

1 tbsp (15 mL) coarsely ground Coarse Sea & Himalayan Salt (optional)

1 1/2 cups (375 mL) ice cubes, divided

2 oz (60 g) tequila, divided

Mango and lime slices (optional)


For mango purée, finely chop mango wedges using Food Chopper. Place mangoes, sugar and water into Small Batter Bowl. Microwave on HIGH 2-3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and mixture is hot.

Pour mango mixture into a strainer over Classic Batter Bowl; press using Classic Scraper (discard fibrous strings). Add enough nectar to mango purée to measure 1 1/2 cups (375 mL); set aside. Juice limes to measure 1/2 cup (125 mL) (reserve one of the juiced lime halves).

Place salt onto a small square plate, if using. Rub cut end of reserved lime half around edges of four martini glasses; dip glasses into salt. Fill a shaker with half each of the ice, lime juice, purée and tequila. Secure lid on Shaker; shake vigorously until chilled. Divide margaritas evenly between two of the glasses. Repeat with remaining ice, juice, purée and tequila. Garnish with mango and lime slices, if desired.

𝗬𝗶𝗲𝗹𝗱: 3 Cups - 4 servings of 3/4 cup (175 mL)

𝗡𝘂𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴: Calories 170, Total Fat 0 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrate 35 g, Protein 1 g, Sodium 0 mg, Fiber 2 g

Your friendly Pampered Chef Cook Tips: To peel and cut mango, cut off top and bottom of fruit. Peel using Serrated Peeler. Slice along both sides of the flat pit to remove the flesh. Trim remaining flesh from the edges of the pit. Cut the flesh into wedges.

Kosher salt can be substituted for the Coarse Sea & Himalayan Salt, if desired.

For a delicious non-alcoholic version of this recipe, omit tequila and reduce lime juice to 1/4 cup (50 mL).

Food Chopper # 2585

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ACTION STEP: Whip up a pitcher, invite some good girlfriends over and binge watch Desperado. Then let me know in the comments how they turned out or kick your kitchen up a notch by booking your cooking show here:

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