Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Original Daiquiri Cocktail

The Daiquri is a classic cocktail which may come as a surprise to many, who have enjoyed the frozen blender variety.  This cocktail was made famous at the El Floridita restaurant in Havana, Cuba early in the 20th century (Hemingway always ordered doubles at El Floridita).

This is a very smooth cocktail.  A nice balance between sharp and sweet.  Once you find the perfect balance of light rum, sharp citrus juice and simple syrup then you want to stick to those measurements.

Last week when the harvest moon was huge in the sky this would have been a beautiful pairing enjoyed side by side with Mother Nature.

Turn on the music, invite a few friends, and shake-up a few of these cocktails.  The world will be a better place for it.




Original Daiquiri Cocktail
Serves 1
Recipe from Cool Cocktails


Ingredients:
2 oz. golden rum
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
2 barspoons simple syrup

Directions:
Measure all the ingredients and pour into an ice-filled shaker.  Shake and strain into a frosted martini glass.

Enjoy!


24 comments:

Angie Schneider said...

That sounds and looks delightful, Velva.

TKW said...

I wish you lived next door so we could whip up a batch and chill like cool cats!

Sam Hoffer @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

I wish I was your neighbor too...great looking cocktail.
Sam

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

Yes please! I had a peach daiquiri in a hotel bar last week. Slightly odd flavour, but it slipped down okay nevertheless!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

I LOVE daiquiris!! Especially strawberry daiquiris!!

From the Kitchen said...

I want to get in on that neighbor thing too! This was my first "big girl" drink. It was at the Officers Club at Langley AFB. Thanks for the memories.

Best,
Bonnie

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I remember when I discovered the daiquiri's "secret identity" it was a revelation! This cocktail is delicious and so different from what you would assume.

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

A daiquiri has always been a favorite cocktail of mine except that I prefer it with a dark aged rum.

Big Dude said...

Looks like a good refreshing drink,

Monet said...

This looks SO MUCH better than the cheap frozen variety you find now. Thank you for sharing the original!

Chris said...

It's sad, but because of my first experiences daiquiris, my favorite ones will always be plain Bacardi light rum, the frozen Bacardi concentrate, and ice. I know that makes me low brow but it's a nostalgia thing, ha ha.

That Girl said...

I can't wait to try this "straight up" version!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Divine and refeshing!

Cheers,

Rosa

Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

It's a pretty color!

Blond Duck said...

So cute!

Rambling Tart said...

You always teach me new things, Velva. :-) I had no idea this was a cocktail and not only the frozen slushy type drink. :-)

Jenn S said...

Although I'm a sucker for strawberry daiquiri's, the original is still probably one of my all time favorite cocktails!!

Mary Callan said...

Yes the world would absolutely be a better place after one of these beauties - just think how great it would be after two!!
Mary x

Sarah said...

Yum.

Kitchen Belleicious said...

i have never seen a daiquiri cocktail! Wowzer that looks delicious

Salsa Verde said...

Yummy!! I could have one right now!!
Cheers,
Lia.

Cocoa and Lavender said...

I have such sweet (no pun intended!) memories of daiquiris. My Aunt Rae, who recently died at 90, would make a pitcher of daiquiris (she pronounced them "DIE - ca - rees") whenever we visited. She woud greet us at the door and ask, "Can I get you a daiquiri?" Thanks for this recipe - as soon as Mark and I are home from Italy, you can be assured we will be making a pitcher! ~ David

Bill said...

I never knew daiquiris were so simple. I've not had one in years and knowing they're made with only three ingredients makes me want to try one. I remember daiquiris as a disgustingly sweet frozen drinks. I'm having some friends over Friday night and I think I'll make some. Thanks for a great post!

Mr. & Mrs. P said...

Want to try this!! Looks delicious!

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