Monday, February 13, 2017

Daiquiri / Cubano

Here's another drink like the Cuba Libre that has two names, depending on if you are just feeling like a rum drink or you want to make a statement about your Cuban heritage. The Daiquiri is a very old drink that has its origins in Grog, the mix of lime juice and rum that sailors used to prevent scurvy. The rum was the incentive for the crew to drink the Grog, since they were unlikely to take regular doses of just lime juice.

The NY Bartender's Guide shows that this recipe was intended to be served up and neat. I like this format for the drink. It is more formal and less finicky than a Frozen Daiquiri.
  • 2 oz. light rum
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  •  lime wedge
Combine all ingredients except lime wedge in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lime slice. 

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