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Daiquiri Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Tom Unwin

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 1/2 ounces rum (light)
3/4 ounce ​​lime juice (fresh)
1/4 ounce ​simple syrup (sugar dissolved in water)

Simple Syrup

1 cup water, preferably filtered
1 cup granulated sugar

1. Heat the water: Heat the water in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until hot, but do not bring to a boil.
2. Stir in the sugar: Add the sugar and stir until fully dissolved.
3. Cool and store: Let the syrup cool to room temperature before using or storing. Using a funnel if needed, transfer the simple syrup into a glass jar and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

Directions:
Directions:
1. In a cocktail shaker with ice cubes, pour the ingredients.
2. Shake well.
3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
If your drink is a bit too tart, add more syrup. If it is too sweet, add more lime.
Though it's not garnished often, a good option would be a lime wedge or twisted lime peel.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
1
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
5 Min
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The Daiquiri is thought to have been developed in the late 1800s in Cuba. It was either created as a medicinal treatment or in a "there's no whiskey or gin around here...time to doctor up the local rum" type of scenario. As is often the case with cocktails, we do not know for sure which is the truth and it is likely that both renditions have some element of the truth.

Probably the most famous daiquiri lover was Ernest Hemingway. He also happens to have a variation named after him. The aptly named Hemingway daiquiri adds grapefruit and maraschino liqueur to the mix and it is another fantastic drink worth trying out.

For a very thorough history of the Daiquiri, read Wayne Curtis' book, "And a Bottle of Rum."

 

 

 

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