I feel a bit like Alice in Wonderland lately…always late, never enough time…chasing that damn rabbit! I’ve missed a couple of Friday Cocktail posts (like last week!) but it’s not a habit I want to start so I figured ‘better late than never!’ On many other days I might have just skipped one again but not this time. Sunday, the 19th, is National Daiquiri Day and I have a daiquiri to share so it would be wrong to miss this, right?
The classic daiquiri was created in 1886 and the story behind it is a simple one. Until that time it’s presumed that locals in the Cuban mining town of Daiquiri enjoyed the combination of rum and lime but one day, in need of a cooling drink in the tropical heat, an American engineer, James Cox, and a Cuban engineer named Pagliuchi refined the rum and lime drink by adding cane sugar. Like limeade but with rum; I mean really what’s not to love?
- 2 oz white rum
- ¾ oz fresh grapefruit juice
- ½ oz fresh lime juice
- ¼ oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
- ¼ oz simple syrup 1:1
- Grapefruit Twist for Garnish