I love holidays – the bigger the spectacle the better. With Sacramento temps hovering at 110 degrees or more this summer, there’s nothing like a cool, refreshing libation to kickstart the party spirit.
Speaking of cool cocktails and hot celebrations, did you know that July 19th is National Daiquiri Day? I discovered this amazing tidbit during Christmas vacation with my kids. Surprisingly enough (or not), my thirty-year-old son informed me that he’d thrown National Daiquiri parties for the past four years.
How odd my invitation failed to arrive – four years in a row!
For a brief moment in time, I thought of releasing Dying for a Daiquiri on National Daiquiri Day. Then my inner editor kicked in and told me to get real. But there is absolutely no reason why all of you shouldn’t start celebrating in advance of the official October 1st launch.
• • • • • CONTEST ALERT! • • • • •
As far as I’m concerned, Dying for a Daiquiri wouldn’t be complete without a few great recipes tucked into the back of the book, but I definitely need your mixological help.
There are four different categories:
1. Best daiquiri (flavored is fine)
2. Best tropical drink (feel free to go wild and crazy with the ingredients and the title)
3. Best drink that involves Kahlua or any chocolaty liqueur (Laurel insists)
4. Best virgin summertime cooler
The winners of each category will have their recipe and name featured in the book, plus they’ll receive a Hawaiian collectible (of my choice)!
Submit your entries by midnight July 18th so I have plenty of time to “test” the results. This is a very scientific process and may require significant re-testing.