In truth this is not a true daiquiri, but rather a daiquiri styled cocktail. A true daiquiri would never have the ice added. The ice does however serve two purposes for this cocktail. The first is obvious; it keeps it cold on a hot day. The second purpose is to help the sloe gin more evenly diffuse into the drink. When you try the cocktail notice how the melting ice and the sinking sloe gin causes the cocktail to change in character from start to finish. Each sip is … more
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Daiquiris are a style of drink served with rum, citrus juice, sugar and a flaouring ingredient. The first daiquiris were reputed to have been created in Cuba using Bacardi Rum. Intenational fame was aquired when it became known that Earnest Hemmingway was a huge fan of this style of drink.
According to Wikipedia, The daiquirí is one of six most basic cocktails. These six cocktails are featured in David A Embury's book The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks.