Hello chaps - it's been a long and crazy xmas break but now the IPBartenders are back. Hope you've all had a wonderful festive season....
Right, on the subject of the daiquiri I have to get involved. This is probably my desert island cocktail - simple but oh so oh so lovely
Looks like your recipe is a little off Count - bit more sugar, and use white sugar syrup (2 parts sugar to 1 part water) or it'll look horribly muddy
This is on our website
50ml Cuban light rum
20ml lime juice
15ml sugar syrup
Method: Shake and strain
Glass: large martini or coupette
Garnish: none needed
Comments: While entertaining guests at his mine in Cuba in 1898, Engineer Jennings Cox found that his Gin supply had run out, left with nothing else except local rum, lime and sugar, he mixed them together and the rest is history. Most now know this drink as a slush-puppie style beverage, however the original, served straight up, is the way to drink it and delicious. It was also JFK’s favourite aperitif!
Variations: The ‘Hemingway’ daiquiri is the same as the regular recipe with the addition of grapefruit and maraschino liqueur, alternatively fresh fruits work a treat, particularly banana and strawberry.
**Also I will use just about any aged rum in a daiquiri and I think they work brilliantly. The Appleton or El Dorado 21 year olds are a current fave