In less than two months I'll have my toes in the warm sand of the Pacific Ocean with the jungle and (hopefully) monkeys on my back. Where will I be you ask? Certainly not Rockaway! We have warm sand from the Atlantic and only odd, stuffed gorillas on the beach. I'll be somewhere warm and tropical in Central America. I'm going to COSTA RICA!!! Visiting Costa Rica has been at the top of my travel list for years and I'm finally going, for my 30th birthday, no less. It is hard to imagine a better birthday present to myself than a trip to Costa Rica with some of my best lady friends.
The trip was just paid in full and we've been sending each other fun, rum-centric emails in to get ourselves in the game. I'm ready! I have dresses and bathing suits; once I buy all the sunblock, I'm there!
To get myself in the game I made this Costa Rican inspired drink. Tropical flavors mixed with coffee and chocolate - a most excellent afternoon pick me up. Throw in some rum and it's an afternoon party for one! Only 47 more days...
Banana, Leche Y Cafe con Chocolate Y Rum Adapted from Joy the Baker Yield - 1 drink
3 ice cubes 1 small banana 15 bittersweet chocolate chips 1 tablespoon used coffee grounds 1 tablespoon coffee, room temperature 1/2 cup almond milk 2 tablespoons dark rum