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Make Father’s Day memorably avo-licious

What have you got planned for Father’s Day on Sunday 21 June? Maybe forget the boring breakfast in bed – unless it’s loaded avo on toast or kimchi avocado omelette, which goes without saying!

It’s South Africa, so there just has to be a braai later in the day. Hint: avocado is superb sliced onto grilled steaks, dressed in sharp vinaigrette and piled into chargrilled garlic mushroom caps or flaked with smoked fish into a pasta or salad!

And to keep the winter chill at bay while Dad grills outdoors, make him a jug of invigorating avocado margarita (virgin margaritas are delicious, too). The creamy smoothness of the avo combined with aromatic coriander, tart lemon juice, salt and sassy tequila is sure to add a bit of fire to his veins!

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So go on, make Father’s Day memorably avo-licious… but be sure to get him off to bed before anything goes pear-shaped!

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Avocado Margarita

Serves 2


• ½ avocado, flesh scooped and pureed
• 3 shots (90ml) tequila
• 2 shots (60ml) triple sec
• 1 ½ shots (45ml) lime juice, plus extra for rims
• Pinch of salt, plus extra to rim glasses
• 1 small bunch fresh coriander leaves, chopped
• Extra coriander sprigs, for garnish
• Lime slices, for garnish
• 1 cup ice cubes, plus extra for serving


1. Dip top rim of glasses into lime juice and then into salt to rim the edges.
2. Place avocado, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, salt, chopped coriander leaves and a cup of ice cubes in a cocktail shaker.
3. Shake well until avocado is completely blended and creamy.
4. Fill two tumblers with ice cubes. Strain the cocktail over the ice into the two glasses.
5. To serve: garnish with coriander sprigs and a lime slice.

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