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10 Delicious Daiquiris to Make Your Summer Complete
There’s one drink, overflowing with smooth rum and sun-kissed citrus fruit, which can instantly awaken every single taste bud with its bold sweet-meets-tart flavor. READ: The A to Z of Forgotten Cocktails It’s no wonder one of America’s most favorite boozers made it a double. Celebrated writer Ernest Hemingway had a thirst he couldn’t seem to quench, so when he reportedly visited a Havana-based bar called El Floridita, he would indulge in a Papa Doble or two (basically a double frozen daiquiri prepared with no sugar) to, you know, hit the spot. And while Hemingway was famously fond of drinking anything with alcohol thrown into the mix, he was allegedly not the inventor of summer’s "it" cocktail. The origins of this ice-cold libation may go as far as back as the early 20th Century in Santiago, Cuba, where American mining engineer Jennings Cox quickly whipped up the drink using the only ingredients he had around for an afternoon sipper: rum, lemons and sugar. While the daiquiri may have received numerous makeovers over the years (blended! super fruity! very pink!), one thing is for certain — this cocktail will never go out of style. READ: 10 Super Simple Spritzers to Make Now If you’ve had the misfortune of sipping those prepackaged spirits loaded with sugar and not much else, now is the time to shake things up. We found 10 fresh, lip-smacking daiquiri recipes from mixologists across the country, each ready to be prepared and savored by you.
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Classic Daiquiri

Ingredients 2 oz. Bacardi Superior .75 oz. lime juice .75 oz. simple syrup 1 lime wheel Preparation Combine all ingredients in a tin and shake thoroughly. Fine strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with a lime wheel.
(Beverage director Susie Hoyt of El Camino in Louisville, Kentucky.)

Hemingway Daiquiri

Ingredients 1.5 oz. Brugal Extra Dry .5 oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur .5 oz. lime juice 1 oz. grapefruit juice brandied cherries Preparation Add all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake. Pour into a coupe glass. Add skewered brandied cherries as garnish.
(Gerber Group’s The Roof at Viceroy New York.)

Strawberry Daiquiri

Ingredients 1 ½ oz. DonQ Cristal Rum 1 ½ oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice 4 strawberries 1 tsp. sugar 1 cup ice 1 cherry 1 strawberry Preparation Add all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake. Pour into a tall chilled glass. Garnish with cherry and strawberry.
(W Retreat & Spa–Vieques Island in Puerto Rico.)

Lime Daiquiri

Ingredients 1.5 oz. Bacardi Light Rum 1 oz. simple syrup .75 oz. lime juice Preparation Add all ingredients in a mixing glass. Add ice to mixing glass. Shake and strain into martini glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
(Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab in Washington, DC.)

Mountainside Mango Daiquiri

Ingredients 2 oz. white rum 1 oz. mango syrup 2 oz. saffron, mango and cardamom juice .75 oz. lemon juice 3 candied lime twists 1 oz. strawberry liquor puree (1/2 oz. pureed strawberry and ½ oz. Fragoli Strawberry Liqueur) Preparation Blend all ingredients, except for the strawberry liquor puree, with 10 oz. ice. Place strawberry puree in bottom of coupe glass. Pour mango mix into coupe for swirling effect.
(Mixologist Zachary Blair of Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, New York.)

Lola's Daiquiri

Ingredients 2 oz. fresh pineapple juice infused with ground cinnamon 1 oz. fresh orange juice  ½ oz. simple syrup 2 oz. Bacardi Rum 1 charred pineapple slice 1 luxardo cherry ground cinnamon ​Preparation Add all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake. Strain into glass. Garnish with pineapple and cherry. Sprinkle cinnamon on top.
(Jade Bar at Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain in Arizona.)

Summer Splash Daiquiri

Ingredients 3 strawberries ¾ oz. freshly squeezed lime juice ¾ oz. simple syrup 1 ½ oz. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum 1 oz. triple sec Preparation Muddle strawberries with fresh lime juice and simple syrup. Add liquor and ice. Shake well. Strain over crushed ice into a footed martini glass. Garnish with lime wheel.
(Morello Italian Bistro in Connecticut.)

Hotel Nacional

Ingredients 2 oz. Mount Gay Eclipse Rum 1 oz. pineapple juice .5 oz. lime juice .5 oz. Marie Brizard Apry Liqueur .25 oz. simple syrup 1 lime wheel Preparation Combine all ingredients in a tin and shake thoroughly. Fine strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with a lime wheel.
(Beverage director Susie Hoyt of El Camino in Louisville, Kentucky.)

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Ingredients 1.25 oz. Flor de Cana 4 Year Rum .75 oz. Smith & Cross Jamaican Pot Still Rum .75 oz. freshly squeezed ruby grapefruit juice .5 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice 1/8 oz. St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram 1 grapefruit peel Preparation Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Double strain into your favorite glass and garnish with a grapefruit peel.
(Society Hill Society in Philadelphia.)

Daisy De Santiago

Ingredients 2 oz. Flor de Cana 7 Year Rum .75 oz. lime juice .75 oz. simple syrup .5 oz. Yellow Chartreuse 1 small mint sprig Preparation Combine all ingredients except for chartreuse in a tin and shake thoroughly. Pour over an ice chunk into a double old fashioned glass. Top with a half-ounce of chartreuse and garnish with a small mint sprig.
(Beverage director Susie Hoyt of El Camino in Louisville, Kentucky.)

10 Delicious Daiquiris to Make Your Summer Complete

There’s one drink, overflowing with smooth rum and sun-kissed citrus fruit, which can instantly awaken every single taste bud with its bold sweet-meets-tart flavor. READ: The A to Z of Forgotten Cocktails It’s no wonder one of America’s most favorite boozers made it a double. Celebrated writer Ernest Hemingway had a thirst he couldn’t seem to quench, so when he reportedly visited a Havana-based bar called El Floridita, he would indulge in a Papa Doble or two (basically a double frozen daiquiri prepared with no sugar) to, you know, hit the spot. And while Hemingway was famously fond of drinking anything with alcohol thrown into the mix, he was allegedly not the inventor of summer’s "it" cocktail. The origins of this ice-cold libation may go as far as back as the early 20th Century in Santiago, Cuba, where American mining engineer Jennings Cox quickly whipped up the drink using the only ingredients he had around for an afternoon sipper: rum, lemons and sugar. While the daiquiri may have received numerous makeovers over the years (blended! super fruity! very pink!), one thing is for certain — this cocktail will never go out of style. READ: 10 Super Simple Spritzers to Make Now If you’ve had the misfortune of sipping those prepackaged spirits loaded with sugar and not much else, now is the time to shake things up. We found 10 fresh, lip-smacking daiquiri recipes from mixologists across the country, each ready to be prepared and savored by you.

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