Daiquiri cocktail is just more than one special drink mix. It is a range of cocktails that makes use of mainly rum, lime juice and sugar.
Invented by American mining engineer Jennings Cox, the cocktail shares a name with a beach and an iron mine near Santiago de Cuba. Jennings certainly got the name from Cuba during the Spanish-American war.
For a long time, it remained a local drink consumed in a tall glass packed with cracked ice. Lime juice was squeezed over a teaspoon of sugar that was poured over the ice. Two or three ounces of white rum was traditionally used for the drink.
The cocktail had more drinkers after Rear Admiral Lucius W. Johnson introduced the drink to it to the Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C. Soon it became the favourite drink of author Ernest Hemingway and President John F. Kennedy.
Daiquiri cocktail grew in popularity by the 1940s with World War II rationing making whiskey and vodka scarce, and rum, the mainstay of the cocktail, much more available. Also, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Good Neighbor policy led to rum, formerly seen as gin for sailors and outcasts, becoming fashionable.
It’s popularity has grown beyond the Cuban borders where it was born, and is now a favourite cocktail choice for cocktail lovers and mixologists the world over.
How to make Daiquiri Cocktail
What you need
How to make
- Pour all ingredients into shaker with ice cubes.
- Shake well.
- Strain in chilled cocktail glass.
- Serve straight up, without ice.