With temperatures hitting 95 degrees today, here in Cajun Country, the after-work line at New Orleans Original Daiquiris Drive Thru was long and reached out to the street. Yes, The drive thru daiquiri hut was extra busy not only because it was hot, but because it was Monday, as well. Frozen daiquiris on a hot Monday. What could be better?
With dozens of flavors to choose from, it was a hard decision, but I settled on the Banana Colada. Just a little touch of heaven in a styrofoam cup!
Now for this to be legal they are required to tape the straw hole shut on the lid and then everything is good to go! Only in the great state of Louisiana, I promise, will you find the laws governing the sale of alcohol to be slightly relaxed and out of sync with the rest of the country. There are four sizes of daiquiris to go. Small, medium, large, and gallon! The girl in the car in front of me ordered a gallon size.
This is a nice option if you're not going to be coming back for a while or if you have a lot of unexpected company. Just freeze and enjoy, as needed. When a good friend of mine from Maryland came down a few summers ago, she was amazed by this Cajun tradition that allows" to go" alcohol. She should have lived here in the 60's and 70's, when there was a drive up beer/liquor stand on practically every corner.
Banana Colada Daiquiris
4 oz. spicy gold rum
8 oz. pineapple juice
2 oz. coconut cream
Place all ingredients in a blender, plus 1 cup crushed ice, and blend on high speed for 1 minute. Garnish with maraschino cherry and fresh pineapple slice. Serves two. Enjoy! Cheers!
Note: This simply divine drink can also be made without alcohol. Equally delicious!
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