Friday, July 1, 2011

It's Friday! Let's Head to the Tropics! The Daiquiri!













It’s Friday! Daiquiri Time! A Classic Drink!


A trip south of Atlanta for work transported me to the world of the Mojitos, Daiquiris and Margaritas; the Daiquiri is the ultimate tropical mix!

The classic Daiquiri of rum, lime and sugar was dreamed up around 1900 during a hot Cuban summer when Jennings Cox, an American mining engineer who was working on the island added fresh lime juice and sugar to the local rum because his gin supplies had run out. He christened the mix “daiquiri” after a town near Santiago on Cuba’s southeast tip.

The Classic

2 fl oz. white rum

2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice

1 tsp. superfine sugar or sugar syrup

Ice cubes

Twist of lime zest to decorate.

Put the rum, lime juice, sugar or syrup, and plenty of ice cubes into a cocktail shaker, and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled glass and serve decorated with a twist of lime zest.



Hemingway’s Floridita Daiquiri


2 oz. light rum

2 oz. grapefruit juice

1 oz. fresh lime juice

1 oz. simple syrup

Mix all ingredients and serve frozen or over crushed ice in a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with grapefruit juice.



Banana Daiquiri

11/2 oz. light rum

½ oz. lime juice

1/3 of a ripe banana

1 tsp. sugar or banana liqueur

3-4 ice cubes

Blend until slushy and pour into a frosted parfait glass. Garnish with a skewer of fresh fruit.



Frozen Peach of Strawberry Daiquiri


11/2 oz. light rum

¾ oz. Curacao or triple sec

¾ oz. lime juice

½ tsp. sugar

½ fresh peach (peeled) or 6 ripe strawberries, hulled.

4-5 ice cubes

Blend and serve in a chilled wine glass. Garnish with a slice of fresh fruit.

Caramelized Fig and Banana Daiquiri

112/ oz. rum

2 tsp. Liquor 43

2 tsp. butterscotch schnapps

½ oz. fig puree

2 tsp. lemon juice

2 tbsp. caramelized banana

Caramelized fig to garnish

Blend all ingredients with ice and serve in a martini glass. Add two short straws and garnish with a caramelized fig.



Daiquiri Sunrise

2 fl oz. white rum

2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice

1 tsp. superfine sugar or sugar syrup

Ice cubes

Twist of lime zest to decorate.

Put the rum, lime juice, sugar or syrup, and plenty of ice cubes into a cocktail shaker, and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled glass.

Add 2 tablespoons Grenadine syrup to the drink and wait for it to sink to the bottom or shake the Grenadine with the other ingredients.



Minted Lychee Daiquiri

1 fl oz. white rum

2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice

1 tsp. superfine sugar or sugar syrup

1 fl oz. lychee liqueur.

Ice cubes

Add a small sprig of mint to decorate.

Put the rum, lime juice, sugar or syrup, and plenty of ice cubes into a cocktail shaker, and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled glass. Float the mint on top.



Mango Daiquiri

1 fl oz. white rum

2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice

1 tsp. superfine sugar or sugar syrup

1 fl oz. Mango liqueur.

Ice cubes

Slice of fresh mango to decorate.

Put the rum, lime juice, sugar or syrup, and plenty of ice cubes into a cocktail shaker, and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled glass. Float the mango slice on top.



Please remember to drink responsibly!

Have a fantastic weekend!












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