While cooking, listen to this: Sorry - Beyoncé

Guys, job hunting sucks.

It really, really sucks.

This is not a novel concept, and I am sure you have heard this before, but dear god it is horrific.

Especially in a city like New York: you may be an extremely qualified human being, but since there are almost 2 million people living on an island with you, your chances of getting a job are pretty slim. It is almost as bad as online dating; actually, on second thought, it's probably worse. Unless you are looking for a very specific kind of job (and there is no shame in that game), a person on a dating app will not help you pay rent by accepting a date with you. I have sent so many cover letters and resumes, and have heard back from some jobs, and then poof!  Out into the universe they disappear. Did they throw their laptops into the Atlantic Ocean? Who knows! I don't. So I drink margaritas and eat guacamole with friends and laugh about the absurd lengths we go to for second interviews and second dates. Obviously not encouraging binge drinking over here, but I will say that things do look a bit brighter on the other side of a mango passion fruit margarita.

"Rina, how many margaritas did you have before writing this post? Who puts sorbet into a drink?" Glad you asked! Stone cold sober at the moment, but I see white wine in my future. I used to live in Tel Aviv, and I'm pretty sure that's where I had sorbet in my alcoholic beverage for the first time. I'd say I'm 95% sure, but it could have been in Jerusalem or it could have been Connecticut, but for the purposes of this story it happened in Tel Aviv. The sorbet was strawberry, the drink was unreal, and the bartender was gorgeous. Ideal night, if I do say so myself. "Genius!" slightly tipsy me thought to herself, and so this margarita was born. It includes mango juice, passion fruit sorbet and silver tequila - like, come on. You know this is what you want to come home to after a long day of swiping on Bumble and writing 37 cover letters. At Gateau | Gato, we understand that struggle. We raise a glass full of margarita to you, dear reader, and wish you the best of luck on your adventures.

Love and meows, Rina


Yield: 2 drinks (make as many as you want by multiplying the recipe)

Cook Time: 5m

Category: Drinks


 ⅔ cup mango juice

2 scoops passion fruit sorbet

3 ounces ounce silver tequila

2 ounces triple sec

Chili powder (optional, to taste)

Seltzer, to top (optional)

for rim:

Mango juice

Kosher or coarse sea salt

Chili powder


Prepare the glasses: pour a small amount of mango juice onto a plate. Mix salt and and chili powder on another plate. Dip the rims of your glasses into the mango juice, and then into the salt mixture. Make sure the glasses are evenly coated.

Prepare the drinks: pour mango juice, tequila, triple sec and, if using, chili powder into the glasses. and stir well. Add one scoop of passion fruit sorbet to each glass. If desired, top off with seltzer.