A Daiquiri, the lovely lime-y, rum based cocktail that is so simple and tasty. They didn’t start out as the frozen, trumped up mess with a little umbrella that you find today, occasionally running you about 600 calories per cocktail if you’re not careful. We find ourselves in the middle of one of the best days of the year, National Daiquiri Day of course and so why not share the daiquiri love all around!
A little history: There are a few different stories behind who came up with the daiquiri, where it originated but it gained it’s true notoriety at El Flordita, a bar in Havana Cuba. The name Daiquiri is actually a beach in Santiago, Cuba which was rather close to the iron mines. On their lunch break the miners would break out their bottle of Bacardi, add a few squeezes of fresh lime, a teaspoon of sugar, and enjoy as a mid afternoon sipper.
Our favorite Daiquiri though has to be the Hemingway Daiquiri. Deeeeeeelish! Along with the Bacardi, lime, and sugar, you add a touch of grapefruit juice and some Luxardo Maraschino. The Hemingway Daiquiri was the favorite of Mr Hemingway himself, it’s also referred to as a Papa Doble because at times Hemingway or Papa Hemingway would order doubles of this cocktail hence the “Papa Doble” but we’re going to stick with calling it Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway was a diabetic so to drink quite a few of these they took out the sugar and used the Luxardo instead just like the Femme Favorite Aviation cocktail.
Now when the frozen part came into the mix, we’re not so sure but you’ll love the traditional recipes. We promise. So now how do you make these amazing cocktails you ask?!
For a traditional daiquiri you only need three things: Rum, Fresh Lime Juice, and Simple Syrup. This is the recipe we prefer, not too sweet and keeps you coming back for more, wink, wink, nudge, nudge, Mr Hemingway!
2oz Bacardi Superior Rum
1oz Fresh Lime Juice
3/4oz Simple Syrup
Shake and Strain into a Coupe Glass
For our other National Daiquiri Day recipe, you will find it below but pick your poison, either way you won’t be disappointed in your selection!
1 1/2oz Bacardi Superior Rum
3/4oz Grapefruit Juice
1/2oz Fresh Lime Juice
1/2oz Simple Syrup
1/4oz Luxardo Marashino Liqueur
Shake and strain into a coupe glass. Simple syrup: Heat one cup of sugar, one cup of water, mix until dissolved. Enjoy!