Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Derby Daiquiri

This is a Daiquiri with orange juice served frozen in a champagne flute. I'm not sure what justifies this cocktail being distinct from a frozen Daiquiri, but my sense is that it is used to placate country club members looking for the tropical drink they had in Havana (Yes, that long ago!) with something that wouldn't look to exotic on their white table cloths. It's the cocktail equivalent to a popular white singer covering a Cuban song so that the original remains unknown to white audiences. I'm not accusing this cocktail of racism, though the name Derby has other connotations. I'm just saying that the history of cocktails is like the history of America. It is what it is.
  • 2 oz. light rum (Cruzan aged rum used)
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • 1 oz. orange juice
  • 1 tsp. sugar
Combine all ingredients in a blender with ice. Blend until slushy and pour into a chilled champagne flute. 

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