The McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s Convention & Visitors’ Bureau is looking for a “McAllen drink.” Send your drink recipe to our Web site. The winning drink- and its creator- will be promoted at the Chamber member lounges around town and on our Web site.

“This is a fun way to be creative,” said Nancy Millar, the McAllen Chamber’s vice president of the Convention and visitors’ Bureau. “We’re also expecting it to create a lot of water cooler talk.”

To enter the Tropical Cocktail Contest, simply complete and submit the online registration at with entrant’s name, age, address, phone number and email address along with the name and recipe for the cocktail. The contest is open only to individuals who are at least 21 years of age. Participants may enter as many times as they choose.

Entries must be submitted online by August 31, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time (CDT).

“We’re hoping for a lot of tropical creative entries,” said Millar.