Tuesday, July 19, 2011



Daiquiri Day!!!

Many a tropical evening has been forgotten due to these.

The Daiquiri is thought to have been created at the Venus bar in Santiago, Cuba, not far from the Daiquiri beach and iron ore mine, around 1900. American mining engineers, after running out of gin, took to experimenting with the local fire water to find a medicinal treatment for malaria, or so the story goes.

Realistically, the British Navy predates this by some 150 years. Grog, the Royal Navy beverage of choice, contained rum, water, lemon or lime juice, and sugar, all of the ingredients in a classic Daiquiri. The only contemporary difference - ice in lieu of water.

So much for romance.

The Classic Daiquiri

  • 1 1/2 oz. (44 ml.) Light Rum
  • 3/4 oz. (22 ml.) fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/4 oz. (7.4 ml.) Sugar Syrup


  1. Pour the Light Rum, Lime Juice, and Sugar Syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Shake well, to a Latin beat
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
NOTE : Sugar Syrup can be made by placing equal parts white cane sugar into boiling water, mixing, and letting it cool.

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