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NATIONAL DAIQUIRI DAY!!
Each year on July 19, people across the United States fill their glasses with a rum-based cocktail and toast to National Daiquiri Day. So, raise your glass and join all of the others in this celebration!
Daiquiri is a family of cocktails whose main ingredients are rum, citrus juice (typically lime) and sugar.
Tasting of sunshine and beaches, it might be hard to believe how the daiquiri came to be. Back in 1898, men blasted away in the mines of a small community off the coast of Cuba during the Spanish-American War. One American engineer, Jennings Cox, supervised a mining operation located in a village named Daiquiri. Every day after work Cox and his employees would gather at the Venus bar. Then one day Cox mixed up Bacardi, lime, and sugar in a tall glass of ice. He named the new beverage after the Daiquiri mines, and the drink soon became a staple in Havana. Eventually, someone added shaved ice and sometimes lemons or both lemons and limes were used.
In 1909, Admiral Lucius W. Johnson, a U.S. Navy medical officer, tried Cox’s drink and subsequently introduced it to the Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C. The popularity of the Daiquiri then increased over the next few decades.
The Daiquiri was one of the favorite drinks of writer Ernest Hemingway and President John F. Kennedy.
While the daiquiri is sometimes served frozen, combining it in a blender eliminates the need for manual pulverization. Commercial machines produce a daiquiri with a texture similar to a smoothie, and they come in a variety of flavors, too. Using a frozen limeade to create a daiquiri will provide the required texture, sweetness and sourness all at the same time.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL DAIQUIRI DAY
Gather your friends and mix up a few daiquiris. Make them blended or on the rocks. Enjoy them as a mocktail or find a recipe for a daiquiri flavored dessert.
You don’t have to travel to Havana’s El Floridita bar to celebrate today. The party is as close as your blender.
Hemingway’s favorite summery drink is dangerously easy to whip up. Here’s the recipe, adapted from the website of El Floridita, the Cuban bar that calls itself “The Cradle of the Daiquiri:”
1 ½ ounce light rum
Juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon sugar
Some drops of maraschino liqueur
In a blender, mix the rum, lime juice, sugar and maraschino with crushed ice. Serve chilled in a cocktail glass.
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