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National Daiquiri Day


According to the generally accepted legend, in 1905 a mining engineer named Jennings Cox landed on the shores of a Cuban beach called Daiquiri. When he ran out of gin while entertaining fellow Americans, Cox invented the daiquiri. He had an abundant supply of rum, sugar, and limes and the drink was an invention of necessity. The daiquiri stayed local until a US Navy medical officer introduced it to Washington DC's army and navy clubs. Later, the drink was highly popularized by Earnest Hemingway who enjoyed the cocktail with twice as much rum at the famous Cuban bar, El Flordita. Rumor has it that he once consumed 16 daiquiris in one sitting! To make a classic daiquiri - it is National Daiquiri day! -



Classic Daiquiri
From Epicurious
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2 ounces light rum
1 ounce plus one teaspoon fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup or superfine sugar

In cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine rum, lime juice, and simple syrup. Shake vigorously, then strain into cocktail glass.

Makes 1.

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tguinall tguinall 7 years
Check out the newspaper article from the 1937 Miami Herald that confirms the story about Jennings Cox: http://www.strawberry-daiquiri-recipe.com/strawberry-daiquiri-invention.php It's pretty interesting how this drink ended up so popular
trace-face62028 trace-face62028 8 years
I have those same martini glasses! =)
crispet1 crispet1 8 years
This looks so great!
millarci millarci 8 years
I love daiquiris! God bless the inventor of this alcoholic treat! :)
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