Has another year past since we last toasted National Daiquiri Day? Wish I could say time flies when we’re having fun, but I think time flying has more to do with getting old. The older we get, the more the days sail by. I think we reach a point in life when we realize there is an expiration date.
All the more reason to embrace every moment of life – the good and the bad. Breath it all in. Make it your own. Celebrate – shout with joy for every day you’ve been given. So much of what bombards us in life has to do with how we measure up based on material things. Do you live in the right neighborhood? Drive the right car? Wear the right clothes? Here’s a newsflash – none of those things bring happiness. And when we stand before the Gates of Heaven, none of that will matter. The happiest people in the world are those who have no sense of material wealth. The moment we stop measuring our worth as a person by the judgements of a materialistic world is the moment we achieve true and lasting freedom to simply be.
Once upon a time, in another life, we were globe trotters. At first no longer having the financial ability to sit on a tropical island on a whim and have someone bring me a tropical drink was hard. Pinching pennies and doing without was had. I wished we had never experienced a life of means. Then I realized I could make my own tropical drink. Better yet, I could create my own oasis simply by shutting out the noise of the world. Happiness, peace, contentment – none can be bought, yet all can be obtained. It’s a matter of attitude.
Welcome to my oasis paradise. Let me pour you a drink.
Tropical Banana Daiquiri
2 cups Crushed Ice
2 medium-size ripe Bananas
6 tablespoons Coconut Rum
2 large Limes, juiced
2 tablespoons Orange Liqueur (such as Cointreau)
2 teaspoons Sugar
Maraschino Cherries as desired
Lime Peel Twists for garnish
Place ice in a blender. Peel and break bananas into pieces, add to the blender. Squeeze the lime juice over bananas. Add Coconut Rum, Orange Liqueur and sugar.
Blend until smooth, about 40 seconds. Pour evenly into 2 Hurricane Glasses. Add more ice, garnish with cherries and lime twists. Serve and enjoy.