What to Drink in America

We did the whole ‘Top Ten Things You Must Eat in New York‘ post and now you need to know what to drink on the other side of the pond.

1) Starbucks – Matcha Frappachino

Most of you already know I’m obsessed with Green Tea Frappachino – it’s literally the first thing I do in Japan and sadly Europe doesn’t sell this delicious morsel. America’s Starbucks do however, so we had lots of the ‘healthy’ green tea drink.

Matcha Frappachino heaven

Matcha Frappachino heaven

2) Max Brenner – Hot Chocolate

The hot chocolate was recommended by my friend and the chocolate literally makes its way through the restaurant via poles! They have special ‘hug mugs’ so you can cuddle your cup and warm your hands while you drink this delicious chocolate mixture. It feels like velvet is slowly descending your throat and I definitely left wanting more.

Hug Mug!

Hug Mug!

 

Chocolate delivered in pipes!

Chocolate delivered in pipes!

3) Pat O’Briens, New Orleans – Hurricane

The birthplace of the Hurricane Drink. We ordered one each and they are HUGE – and not actually very nice, but when in New Orleans, it apparently has to be done. The waiter didn’t like them either, but he spent all evening bringing them to the tourists’ tables. There is so much alcohol in it that you get tipsy quickly and in the end I think I kind of liked the flavour – but I would say share one between all of you and get something nice to drink alongside it.

“Served in a Pat O’Brien’s logo glass and garnished with an orange slice and a cherry, the fruity red concoction was created during World War II when liquor such as whiskey was in low supply. […] The name came soon after when a glass shaped like a hurricane lamp was used to serve the fruity rum cocktail.

The Pat O’Brien’s Hurricane glass is one of the most sought-after souvenirs in New Orleans.”

Hurricanes!

Hurricanes!

4) Fat Tuesday, New Orleans – Frozen Daiquires

Om nom nom! So many flavours to choose from and refreshing in the heat of New Orleans!

Frozen Daiquiris

Frozen Daiquiris

And here’s a bonus:

This is the fabulous present we all got after the boozy-wedding! What a fabulous idea – personalised bottled water for your guests :)

Wedding Water

Wedding Water

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