Your Game Plan
The Day Before
Mix up the mango-tequila base for the margaritas in a blender and refrigerate it. Check your ice supply; make (or buy) more as needed.
Get the Mango-Mint Margaritas Recipe
Stir together the spice mix. Roast the corn and slice it off the cob. Cut the jicama and poblano. Pop everything into separate airtight containers and refrigerate.
Get the Seasoned Roasted-Corn Salad Cups Recipe
Get the Spicy Pineapple Slaw Recipe
Juice and zest the oranges and limes. Chop the garlic and mix it with the olive oil, zests, and juices to make the cooking marinade; refrigerate.
Get the Ancho-Chicken and Oregano-Cod Tacos Recipe
The Day-of Countdown
One hour ahead:
Cue up our playlist; assemble corn cups.
Bake fish and chicken (using the same marinade for both makes it super-simple); finish slaw.
Prep taco toppings; blend mint into margarita base; toast tortillas.
As friends arrive, add club soda to drinks, press play, and enjoy.
You can certainly make your own salsa and tortillas (extra credit!), but these two options never disappoint.
Xochitl medium chipotle salsa, $7.50, vitacost.com.
Maria and Ricardo’s whole-wheat tortillas, $4, wholefoodsmarket.com.