Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tipsy Bartender recipes for National Daiquiri Day 2017

Yesterday, I told my readers to "Stay tuned for National Daiquiri Day tomorrow.  Here's the description from National Day Calendar.
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 the daiquiri was likely invented by men blasting away in the mines of a small community off the coast of Cuba.  Jennings Cox, an American engineer, supervised a mining operation located in a village named Daiquiri in 1898 during the Spanish-American War.  Every day after work Cox and his employees would gather at the Venus bar. Then one day Cox mixed up Bacardi, lime, sugar in a tall glass of ice. Naming the new beverage after the Daiquiri mines, the drink soon became a staple in Havana.  Eventually, shaved ice was used and sometimes lemons or both lemons and limes.  

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.
This drink is sometimes served frozen, combined and poured from a blender eliminating the need for manual pulverization.  Drinks such as the frozen Daiquiri are often commercially made in machines which produce a texture similar to a smoothie and come in a wide variety of flavors.  Another way to create a frozen Daiquiri is by using frozen limeade, which provides the required texture, sweetness and sourness all at one time.
As I did for Tipsy Bartender recipes for National Pina Colada Day and Tipsy Bartender recipes for National Mojito Day, I'm sharing three recipes from Tipsy Bartender to celebrate the booze holiday.  Follow over the jump for them.

I begin with a classic, How to make a Strawberry Daiquiri.

This is truly the BEST Strawberry Daiquiri ever! It is made using a special, secret technique discovered in the Bahamas. This is the ONLY Strawberry Daiquiri recipe you'll ever need! The Strawberry Daiquiri is a gorgeous, vibrant red drink but with so many different recipes and methods out there, it doesn't always taste the same. We promise that this version will be your favorite!
2oz White Rum
2cups Strawberries
1 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
1/2 oz Grenadine
Normally, I'd post the most recent daiquiri recipe next.  However, I already used it in Drink to a drum corps 4th of July from The Cadets.  I don't like the All American Daiquiri that much!  So, I'm moving on to the next most recent, the Coconut Lime Daiquiri.

Here's the recipe:

2 oz. (60ml) Coconut Rum
4 oz. (120ml) Cream of Coconut
1 oz. (30ml) Lime Juice
Lime Wheel

1. Add ice to blender and pour over coconut rum, lime juice and cream of coconut. Blend until smooth.
2. Pour mix into glass and garnish with a lime wheel and/or coconut shavings. Enjoy responsibly!
Once again, "put the lime in the coconut."

I never knew that was in "Reservoir Dogs."  Back to the recipes.

The final recipe for today is the Banana Daiquiri.

Here's the recipe:

1 1/2 oz. (45ml) Rum
1 oz. (30ml) Triple Sec
1 oz. (30ml) Banana Mix
1 1/2 oz. (45ml) Lime Juice
1 Banana

1. Add ice, banana, rum, triple sec, lime juice and banana mix to blender. Combine until smooth.
2. Pour mix into glass and garnish with a banana slice and a cherry. Enjoy responsibly!
That's it for the booze for this month.  Stay tuned for a holiday I should have been celebrating at this blog all along, National Moon Day.

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