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Alcoholic beverage whose main ingredients are rum, lime juice, and sugar or other sweetener

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A Simple Daiquiri

  • Mar 8, 2010
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Here is a recipe for the most basic of daiquiris.

A Simple Daiquiri

1 1/2 oz. Light Rum
1/2 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
1 tsp. Simple Syrup (Dissolve a sugar cube in 1 Tsp hot water then let it cool)
4 large Ice Cubes
Slice of Lime for Garnish

Combine the first three ingredients into a metal shaker with ice.
Shake until the metal shaker chills.
Strain into a chilled  glass.
Garnish with the lime slice

This simple yet elegant cocktail originated in Cuba in the 1800s.  It was popularized in North America by tourists who traveled to Cuba especially during prohibition.  Many forms of the daiquiri exist today and it is considered one of the quintessential rum cocktails.

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Quick Tip by . September 04, 2010
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This drink made popular by our troops returning home from Cuba after the Spanish American War is one of my favorites when I am aboard a cruise ship.       Nice, cool, refreshing!
Quick Tip by . April 06, 2010
One of my favorite beach lounge drinks :)
Quick Tip by . April 06, 2010
This is in my top 5 drinks but not the goofy slushed up version -- the traditional and the Hemingway.
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The name Daiquirí is also the name of a beach near Santiago, Cuba, and an iron mine in that area, and it is a word of Taíno origin. The cocktail was supposedly invented about 1800 in a bar named Venus in Santiago, about 23 miles east of the mine, by a group of American mining engineers. Among the engineers present were Jennings Cox, General Manager of the Spanish American Iron Co., J. Francis Linthicum, C. Manning Combs, George W. Pfeiffer, De Berneire Whitaker, C. Merritt Holmes and Proctor O. Persing. Although stories persist that Cox invented the drink when he ran out of gin while entertaining American guests, the drink evolved naturally due to the prevalence of lime and sugar.

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