Kamikaze Cocktail

Filipino Style Recipe: Kamikaze cocktail is another type of cocktail that consists of vodka, triple sec and lime juice shaken with ice(on the rocks) or without ice. This is usually served straight up in a cocktail glass.

Good for 1 cocktail

Ingredients:
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce triple sec
1 ounce fresh lime juice
lime wedge for garnish
ice

Procedures:
1. In a cocktail shaker, mix all the ingredients with ice cubes then shake for 5 seconds.
2. In a cocktail glass, pour the mixture with or without ice then garnish with lime wedge.
3. Serve immediately.

Margarita Cocktail

Filipino Style Recipe: Margarita cocktail is a popular Mexican cocktail consists of tequila, triple sec and lime juice shaken with ice(on the rocks) or without ice. This is commonly serve in salt-rimmed margarita glass.

Good for 1 cocktail

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons tequila
1 tablespoon triple sec(Cointreau) or other orange-flavored liqueur
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
lime wedge for garnish
salt to rim the margarita glass(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a cocktail shaker, mix all the ingredients with ice cubes then shake for 30 seconds.
2. In a salt-rimmed margarita glass, pour the margarita then garnish with lime wedge.
3. Serve immediately.

Choco Float

Filipino Style Recipe: Choco float or chocolate float is another sweet and refreshing beverage. This beverage is made of chocolate powder, sugar and cubed ice then topped with vanilla ice cream and sprinkles. Best to served during summer season.

Estimated time of preparation: 8-10 minutes

Ingredients:
3/4 cup chocolate powder(milo, ovaltine..etc)
3 tablespoons sugar
3-4 cup ice cubes
1/2 cup water
vanilla ice cream
toppings(rice crispy, chocolate or rainbow sprinkles, marshmallow)

Procedures:
1. In a blender, process chocolate powder, sugar and water until blended.
2. Add ice and blend until smooth, add more sugar if needed.
3. Pour into glasses then top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
4. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate powder and rainbow sprinkle. Enjoy!

Kiwi, Apple, Pineapple Smoothie

Filipino Style Recipe: kiwi, apple, pineapple smoothie is a healthy and refreshing beverage. This beverage is made of kiwi, apple, pineapple and cubed ice. This refreshing beverage is similar to other healthy shakes and best to serve during summer season.

Estimated time of preparation: 5-8 minutes
Good for 2 glasses

Ingredients:
3 pieces kiwi, peeled and cubed
1 apple, peeled and cubed
1/2 cup pineapple juice
3 tablespoons honey or sugar
3/4 cup ice cubes

Procedures:
1. In a blender, process kiwi, apple, pineapple juice and honey until blended.
2. Add ice and blend until smooth, add more honey if needed.
3. Pour into glasses then served cold.

Strawberry Milk Gulaman

Filipino Style Recipe: strawberry milk gulaman is another refreshing beverage and usually serve during afternoon or summer season. This drink is consists of strawberries, syrup, milk, sugar and gulaman then stir with ice.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
250 grams fresh strawberries, halves
1/4 cup strawberry syrup
1 cup full cream milk
1 tablespoon strawberry gelatin powder
2 cups boiling water
sugar to taste
crashed ice or ice cubes

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a square container, dissolved strawberry gelatin powder in boiling water then stir until completely dissolved. Let it cool and place in fridge until firm.
2. Cut into small cubes. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a blender, process strawberry, strawberry syrup, milk and sugar until smooth.
2. Pour in tall glasses then add strawberry gulaman and some ice. Serve.

Note:
1. You may garnish the drinks with fresh strawberry before serving.

Taho

Filipino Style Recipe: Taho or tauhue is another popular Filipino snack originate from Chinese and commonly sold along the streets specially every morning. Taho is usually made of soy beans or extra soft tofu which is available in grocery stores. Traditionally this is usually serve warm with sago pearls and sugar syrup.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes(plus soaking time)
Good for 3-4 glasses

Ingredients:
3 cups extra soft tofu
1/2 cup sago or tapioca pearls

Brown Sugar Syrup(Arnibal):
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Soak sago pearls in water for 3 hours then cook in boiling water for 15 minutes or until turn clear.
2. Stir constantly to prevent sticking then drain and transfer to a bowl of cold water. Set aside

Part 2
1. In a pan, boil water then add brown sugar and vanilla. Mix well until dissolves. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a steamer heat extra soft tofu for 10 minutes or in microwave for 2 minutes.
2. In a glass or bowl, transfer tofu then top with sago pearls and brown sugar syrup. Mix then serve warm.

Carrot Shake

Filipino Style Recipe: carrot shake or carrot milkshake is a healthy and refreshing beverage. This beverage is made of carrots, sugar and cubed ice. Some added powdered or evaporated milk for creamy consistency. This refreshing beverage is similar to other healthy shakes and best to serve during summer season.

Estimated time of preparation: 5-8 minutes

Ingredients:
3 pieces medium-sized carrots, peeled and cut into cubes
sugar or other sweetener to taste
1 cup ice cubes
1/2 cup powdered milk(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a blender, process carrots, milk, and sugar until blended.
2. Add ice and blend until smooth, add more sugar if needed.
3. Pour into glasses then served cold.

Green Mango Shake

Filipino Style Recipe: green mango shake or green mango milkshake is another sweet, creamy and refreshing beverage. This beverage is made of green mango, sugar and cubed ice. Some added powdered or evaporated milk for creamy consistency. Green mango shake is similar to mango shake and best to serve during summer season.

Estimated time of preparation: 5-8 minutes

Ingredients:
2 green mangoes, peeled and cut into cubes
1/2 cup powdered milk(optional)
2 tablespoons sugar or other sweetener to taste
1 cup ice cubes

Procedures:
1. In a blender, process green mango, milk, and sugar until blended.
2. Add ice and blend until smooth, add more sugar if needed.
3. Pour into glasses then served cold.

Mojito

Filipino Style Recipe: Mojito is a popular cocktail drink from Cuba. This beverage is also known as Cuban highball and become a popular summer drink. Mojito is a combination of sweetness, refreshing citrus and mint flavors made of mashed mint leaves, lime juice, white rum, simple syrup and club soda.

Estimated time of preparation: 5 minutes
Good for 1 serving

Ingredients:
6 pieces mint leaves
1 1/2 tablespoons simple syrup(1 tablespoon sugar dissolved in 2 tablespoons cold water)
1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
3 tablespoons white rum
3 tablespoons club soda or sparkling water
ice cubes

Garnishing:
mint sprig
2 lime slices

Procedures:
1. In a container with lid, lightly mashed mint leaves with lime juice.
2. Add white rum, simple syrup and ice cubes. Cover and shake well for 15 seconds.
3. In a serving glass, add ice then pour mixture then club soda. Garnish with lime slices and mint sprig then serve cold with straw.

Pina Colada Smoothie

Filipino Style Recipe: Pina colada smoothie is a popular beverage from Puerto Rico and most Filipinos are starting to love this beverage. This drink is consists of coconut cream and pineapple then blended in ice cubes together with light rum then garnish with pineapple slices and cherries.

Good for 4 servings

Ingredients:
3/4 cup coconut cream
1 cup pineapple juice
1 cup light rum(optional)
2 cups ice cubes

Garnishing:
4 pineapple slices(optional)
8 maraschino cherries(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a blender, process pineapple slices, coconut cream, light rum and ice cubes for 15 seconds or until smooth.
2. Pour into glasses then garnish with pineapple slices and cherries. Serve cold.

Notes:
1. You may also add condensed milk for sweeter taste.