I've never been that much of a drinker - to me, most liquor tastes like this really nasty cough medicine I was prescribed as a child - but here are some drinks I like:
This Cuban favorite tastes like a rather limey Gin and Tonic - and make sure you don't get any yerba buena ("good grass") stuck in the straw!
2 teaspoons sugar
Especially fun in New Orleans, on the patio at Pat O's. You can also buy Cyclone mix.
4 oz. Pat O'Brien's Hurricane Cocktail Mix
Enjoy on St. Patrick's Day!
1 cup vanilla ice cream, slightly thawed
From the "Miami Spice" cookbook, as is the next one. A batido is a tropical "smoothie."
1 C hulled strawberries, plus 2 large berries for garnish
Combine all of the ingredients except the strawberry garnish in a blender, and puree until smooth. Taste for sweetness, adding sugar or lime juice as necessary. Pour the batidos into tall glasses. Garnish each with a whole strawberry and serve at once.
PUFFED WHEAT BATIDO
1 C puffed wheat cereal
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender, and puree until smooth. Serve at once.