7 Daiquiri’s in 7 Days: Hemingway Daiquiri or the Daiquiri #3

The Hemingway daiquiri is the stuff of legend and is shrouded in mystery. No one really knows for the sure the exact recipe and the drinks true history. I won’t dive into the controversy as several writers have covered the topic in detail.

And a sugarless daiquiri is one of the most tart and undrinkable concoctions ever created. How Mr. Hemingway ever finished 16 of them I’ll never. Instead I offer up one that is pleasing and refreshing to the palate.

Hemingway Daiquiri
2 oz. white rum (Brugal Blanco)
.5 oz Simple Syrup
.75 oz fresh lime juice
.25 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
.25 oz. maraschino liqueur
spent lime shell
Shake ingredients, strain into a chilled glass with crushed ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and cherry.

7 Daiquiris in 7 Days continues tomorrow (9-18-12) with the: Strawberry Daiquiri
Yesterdays Post: The Daiquiri #1

7 Daiquiri’s in 7 Days: Hemingway Daiquiri or the Daiquiri #3

The Hemingway daiquiri is the stuff of legend and is shrouded in mystery. No one really knows for the sure the exact recipe and the drinks true history. I won’t dive into the controversy as several writers have covered the topic in detail.

And a sugarless daiquiri is one of the most tart and undrinkable concoctions ever created. How Mr. Hemingway ever finished 16 of them I’ll never. Instead I offer up one that is pleasing and refreshing to the palate.

Hemingway Daiquiri
2 oz. white rum (Brugal Blanco)
.5 oz Simple Syrup
.75 oz fresh lime juice
.25 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
.25 oz. maraschino liqueur
spent lime shell
Shake ingredients, strain into a chilled glass with crushed ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and cherry.

7 Daiquiris in 7 Days continues tomorrow (9-18-12) with the: Strawberry Daiquiri
Yesterdays Post: The Daiquiri #1

7 Daiquiri’s in 7 Days: The Daiquiri #1

This is the original daiquiri, the classic. Its not frozen and its not fruity. Its pure, simple, and authentic. Measuring is essential in this drink. Too much lime and its too tart, too much sugar and its too sweet, too much booze and its near undrinkable.

Daiquiri
2.5 oz White Rum (Flor de Caña Extra Dry 4 Year)
.75 oz fresh lime juice
.5 oz simple syrup
Shake all ingredients in an ice filled cocktail shaker, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, sip, and be transported to the warm beaches of the Caribbean.

Notes:
This is the daiquiri upon which all others are based. It is essential that you know how to make this one quickly and efficiently. Use this as a basis to become familiar with different rums. Sub in other white rums and aged rums or even use 2 different rums at a time. Try different syrups such as Demerara or Turbinado or even a 2:1 rich simple syrup.

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7 Daiquiri’s in 7 Days

Originally the daiquiri was a simple and unpretentious drink. Over the centuries it has been adulterated almost more than any other mixed drink. There is no need for the sweet and sour, artificially flavored syrups, and blenders to make a daiquiri.

In its purest form the Daiquiri is a tribute to rum. A simple, elegant, and refreshing drink, consisting of 3 ingredients: Rum, lime juice, and sugar. Anyone can make one with even the most basic of setups. Its beauty is in its simplicity.

The question of who invented the daiquiri will likely remain one of life’s mysteries. As far back as the late 1700’s the British Navy started issuing sailors a mixture of rum, sugar, and lime. The daiquiri as we currently know it is said to have originated in Cuba, with many laying claim to being the drinks inventor, including Cuban bartenders and American engineers. While the drinks origins remain clouded its effect on the drinking world is clear.

The daiquiri is a timeless classic for a reason. So with Sept 22nd being the last official day of summer what better way to close out the summer than with a round of daiquiris. Over the following 7 days we will look at 7 different variations from the classics to some excellent modern variations. So grab some rum, limes, sugar and prepare for a delicious and boozy journey.

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