Sunday, July 19, 2009

Booze News: Happy National Daiquiri Day


Sweet Drinks for All

So here's a little something we bet you didn't know. Today, July 19th, is National Daiquiri Day. Apparently, (and according to Bacardi) the cocktail was conceived in a small town called Daiquiri, Cuba in 1898 by a mining engineer named Jennings Stockton Coz. The drink became popular, and the recipe spread throughout the area, eventually finding its way to the glass of Earnest Hemingway (who became one if its most famous fans). So, tonight toast the day at your neighborhood bar with a Hemingway Daiquiri (recipe & image courtesy of cocktailtimes.com). If your bartender doesn't know how to make one, you may suggest a career change, but only after suggesting and receiving a mixture of Appleton White Jamaican Rum (or another quality white of your choosing), fresh lime juice, fresh grapefruit juice and maraschino liqueur. Remember, though, to mind your limit.

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