Friday Night is Cocktail Night

Christine Hartley

Well, the cocktail we’re going to feature today is not the one in the picture above, but my wife thought that it was so good , it should go in anyway. So be it.

No, the one we’re going to cover tonight is the famous Daquiri. We shall start with a basic recipe, then suggest ways that serious aficionados can jazz it up according to their whim.

According to Wikipedia:

Daiquirí is also the name of a beach and an iron mine near Santiago de Cuba, and is a word of Taíno origin. The drink was supposedly invented by an American mining engineer, named Jennings Cox, who was in Cuba at the time of the Spanish–American War.

In other words, it’s a tropical cocktail. One to be sipped slowly under a palm thatch as the sun goes down after a long day on the beach. When you’re freshly showered and after sunned, and the staff are preparing the hotel for the evening meal. But-as you are not going to a hotel any time soon, here’s how to make one at home:

You will need: Cocktail shaker, cracked ice 2 fresh limes (and I mean that) 1 teaspoon sugar syrup, 3 measures white rum, e.g. Bacardi.

How to do……..IT! Crack your ice into smithereens and pop it into the shaker. Squeeze as much juice as you possible can from the limes, and pour in. Add the sugar syrup, then the white rum. Shake like it’s saving your life for 20 seconds then pour into a freshly chilled cocktail glass.

That’s like the one shown below, although Daquiri purists prefer one of those rounder shapes, of which we cannot find a free picture. But, as these are times of austerity, we are sure you won’t mind, cocktail pickers.


By using the juices of things like pineapple, coconut liqueur, apricot, strawberry, et al, you can make a pleasant variation to the base line model described above. add a little extra pzzazzz, things like Cointreau and grenadine. Daquiris are gregarious, democratic cocktails-they welcome everyone.

They are ideal for the zeitgeist of our time,with all these new buzzwords of the emergency like quarantini, locktail hour, and martini espresso.

As it is May Day, we will conclude by saying “Drinkers of the World, Unite!”

#Daquiri #cocktail #whiterum #limejuice

Daiquiri – Wikipedia

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