Saturday, July 18, 2009

National Daiquiri Day

Celebrate National Daiquiri Day by enjoying some delicious daiquiri cocktails
July 19th is National Daiquiri Day which means you need to grab the rum and start making your favorite type of daiquris!

If you want to know more about this delicious cocktail then I have already written the basic recipe, tools required and history of the cocktail on a previous post in preparation for this very holiday (or an urge to imbibe in this delicious concoction) - Daiquiri's - the Best Rum Cocktail?

Now it's all well and good to drink the regular daiquiri and if that's your preference enjoy away, but I do like to look at other recipes especially on this auspicious occasion so let's explore more daiquiri recipes.....

Golden Glove Daiquiri


Classic Daiquiri
When it comes to the Golden Glove Daiquiri another spirit is added which is cointreau and, much like when making Margaritas, this is used as part of the sweetener.

3 parts Cuban white rum
1 part lime juice
1 ½ parts sugar syrup
¼ part cointreau

Combine all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass to serve.

Fruits should not be discounted as a good addition to daiquiris, always bearing in mind the sweet/sour combination. Tart fruits such as plums, lemons or grapefruits bring some of the best flavors.

However sweet fruits can also be used, but these should be tempered by adding lemon or lime juice to the blend as well.

Plum Daiquiri



3 parts Cuban white rum
1 part lime juice
½ part sugar syrup
1 part black plum flesh mashed

Using a muddler mash the plum flesh in the bottom of the shaker with the rum. Add the rest of the ingredients, along with ice, and shake well. Strain into a cocktial glass to serve.

Pineapple Daiquiri



3 parts Cuban white rum
1 part pineapple juice
½ part lime juice
1 part sugar syrup

Combine all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass to serve.

Daiquiri recipes to enjoy on National Daiquiri Day.......and any other day you feel like a daiquiri!

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