Strawberry Frozen Daiquiri
There are a handful of drinks that I’ve always wanted to try even when I didn’t care about alcohol. I’ve had my fair share of virgin frozen daiquiris in my day—and they were always delicious—and so I always wondered if adding alcohol would make then better.
Yes, a thousand times YES!!
Hey, is it weird that I always associate Mexican food and frozen daiquiris? Even more than margaritas, I think. I’m not sure why. But I do.
So of course, the first chance I had to get into a Mexican restaurant back on our trip to Ohio, I knew exactly what I was going to be drinking.
Joe and I are blessed to have lots of amazing friends. So many in fact, that it’s often difficult to see very many of them when we travel back to Ohio for any reason.
I’m not bragging.
Yes I am. But I suppose this is really a “good problem” in the big picture, but it’s very real and often very frustrating all the same.
Initially we didn’t think we’d be able to visit any friends on our trip this past weekend, but we were able to sock away some time to get in a double visit with our good friends Matt & Meagan and Stacy & Matt. Two completely different Matts, FYI. Just to be clear.
And when we’re back in Ohio there are always several local restaurants we like to/need to/must visit. Getting some solid, cheap Mexican food is always toward the top of the list. I’m sure I could find something good in the burbs, but we haven’t found the right mix of good, cheap and all-you-can-eat chips & salsa (yet).
So we decided to meet up with everyone at El Campesino in the Canton area. Sadly, the food and service were a bit lacking from the last time we where there—almost 2+ years ago—but they still serve gigantic cheap drinks.
So all’s well with the universe.
Basically, in case you didn’t know, a frozen daiquiri is just juice, ice and rum. Oh that rum. I ordered a strawberry daiquiri—mainly because they didn’t have raspberry on the menu.
It was just crazy delicious. Fake strawberry flavor, but I didn’t mind. You could taste the fruitiness and the rum mingling nicely. They play well together, I’m learning. Its a pretty simple drink. The rum has adds nice hum to the mix and gives the drink a solid finish that’s clean and crisp. Its cold, refreshing, enjoyable.
And much like the drink, the visit was great. We really miss those guys. We don’t get to see them much and we’re trying to get them to travel to DC to come visit (cough, cough). Pardon me.
No seriously, get your asses out here. (cough)
I’m promising them that
if when they come out, they get to pick any of my firstdrinks while they’re visiting. If that isn’t tempting enough, I don’t know what is, am I right?
Yep, I’m right. (no matter what Joe attests…)
Cheers to you and good friends, Ben
PS: Bonus side note: if you look at the photo of my drink above, you’ll see an adorable little cameo of Matt & Meagan’s beautiful daughter, Mia. She’s another reason we love to see them—she’s growing up so quick!