One of the best things about living in a country that celebrates the differences we all have is focusing on the one thing that brings us all together: Family. And nothing has made me more appreciative of this than having one to call my own, especially with my Hispanic heritage.
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Growing up, I was always going out and in a sense distracted. Never had the time to sit down and talk, always go, go, go! My parents would always tell me to slow down. But even if I was always running around town, one thing I always allowed time for was time spent on Sundays. Sundays were (and still are) for family, and I love how being part of a culture that puts so much emphasis on having a sense of togetherness.
Today, I am going to share my latest obsession in partnership with JCPenney for #HispanicHeritageMonth to bring you a drink that infuses the flavors of Hispanic culture, the mangonada. I chose this drink because I feel it captures the essence of my culture: it’s fun, flavorful, and a little spicy. With the help of my Cooks Blender that I found at JCPenney for a great deal, I am able to blend the flavors smoothly! I love that it’s literally a one-stop shop for anything I need to help make mi casita a home, and mango margaritas are such a fun way to liven up any family get together! It’s just So Worth It.
Like any kid that grew up in a Latin household, eating the candies that came from Mexico was like heaven! With the tamarind flavors and everything being so perfectly spiced, even reminiscing about it makes my mouth water. My favorite candies were always the ones that were mango and chile flavored, so I thought it would be super fun to bring the nostalgia into an adult beverage, because who doesn’t like a good frozen margarita?
Mango Chamoy Frozen Margarita:
1 cup of diced frozen mangoes
1/2 raw mango
1/2 cup of orange juice
2-3 oz ice cold tequila
1-2 oz triple sec
1 oz simple syrup
2 tbsp. Lime Juice
Chili Chamoy Rim:
2 tbsp Chamoy
2 tbsp Tajin
Step 1: Blend all the ingredients into your blender. Sweeten or make alcohol stronger as desired.
Step 2: For the rim, dip it in chamoy and then follow with the Tajin. To garnish, put raw mango chunks on top, cut a slice a lime, and sprinkle a dash or two of Tajin if you want.
Cheers to family and Hispanic heritage!
–XOXO Camille Elena