Celebrate National Daiquiri Day July 19th with these recipes @CalicheRum #DaiquiriDay

July 19th is National Daiquiri Day (yes, there is a day for everything)!  But whether or not you drink your daiquiris on July 19th or any other day, the classic cooler is still deliciously chic.

The Daiquiri dates back to the late 1800s,  It is really just a cocktail that calls itself a Sour containing a combination of sweet  (sugar, grenadine, honey), sour (lemon, lime) and spirit (rum, whiskey, gin).  

There is some dissention about who actually came up with the recipe for the classic daiquiri, but most will say it is a man named Jennings Cox who created it in the 1890’s while entertaining some guests. The story goes that he had run out of gin, so he had to use what he had…and that was rum.  He added the sour (in his time it was lemons not lime) . Then he added  crushed (or cracked) ice to dilute the mixture and then added rum.

The thing to note is that it is the rum that fuels the delicious flavor, and you need to use a good one.  Jennings used rum from Cuba, but in modern times we suggest the recipes below (courtesy of a Puerto Rican white rum that is barrel-aged, called Caliche).   Try some of these drinks on your weekend guests and impress them!  I personally like the Cali Diet Daiquiri any time — but especially after a long, hot day.

 

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Cali Strawberry Daiquiri

2 oz Caliche Rum

1 oz Fresh Lime Juice

¾ oz Agave Nectar

1 Fresh Strawberry

Garnish: Strawberry

In a shaker, combine all ingredients, then lightly muddle the strawberry. Shake vigorously until well chilled.  Strain into an ice filled rocks glass and garnish with strawberry

 

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Cali Diet Daiquiri

2 oz. Caliche Rum

3/4 oz. Stevia water reduction (10 drops of liquid Stevia to 1 oz. water)

*3/4 oz. fresh lime juice

1 lime twist for garnish

Put all ingredients in a shaker and shake hard. Strain into a martini or coup glass. Garnish with lime twist

 

 

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Orange Daiquiri

2 oz Caliche Rum.

3/4 oz Fresh Lime juice.

1/2 oz Fresh Orange juice.

1/2 oz Honey syrup.

1 dash Grand Marnier.

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake until well chilled. Serve straight up in a chilled cocktail cup. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

 

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Watermelon Daiquiri

2 oz Caliche Rum

¾  oz St-Germain Liqueur

¾ oz fresh squeezed lime juice

½ oz simple syrup

4 watermelon chunks

Muddle watermelon in a cocktail shaker.  Add additional ingredients and shake with ice. Fine strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with a watermelon wedge.

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Hemingway Daiquiri

2 oz Caliche Rum

1/2 oz maraschino liqueur

1/2 oz fresh grapefruit juice

3/4 oz lime juice

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into a rocks glass.

 

For more information on Caliche Rum visit their web site

 

 

 

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