Daiquiri, Easy as 1-2-3Today is National Daiquiri Day. Although at this point there are various flavors and iterations of Ernest Hemingway's favorite cocktail, we're toasting with the original. According to the folks at Bacardi, the daiquiri was created in 1898 in Cuba by Jennings Cox and then introduced to the U.S.A. by Rear Admiral Lucius W. Johnson in the early 1900s at the Army & Navy Club in Washington, DC. While the modern daiquiri is often served in slush form, especially in New Orleans, here's how you make the original:
The Original BACARDÍ® Daiquiri
3 parts BACARDÍ Superior
1 part freshly squeezed lime
1 part simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water boiled until sugar has been diluted.)
Put all ingredients into a shaker. Fill with half cubed ice and half crushed ice. Shake vigorously until chilled. Double strain into a coupe or rocks glass.