7 Interesting facts about Daiquiri Cocktail

Daiquiri Cocktail

In the picture is the “Daiquri” cocktail made with Bacardi rum, tripple sec, sugar syrup, lime and crushed ice.

Ordered this randomly tonight but a follow up on google revealed that it has been and continues to be an iconic drink – well there’s always something new to learn in the amazing world of wines and spirits.

7 Interesting facts I found out about this cocktail are –

1. It is one of the six basic drinks listed in David A. Embury’s classic – The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks.

2. Daiquiri is also the name of a beach and an iron mine in Cuba.

3. The drink was supposedly invented by an American mining engineer, named Jennings Cox, who was in Cuba at the time of the Spanish–American War.

4. Rear Admiral Lucius W. Johnson, U.S. Navy medical officer introduced it to the Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C.
and the drink became quite popular.

5. It was one of the favorite drinks of writer Ernest Hemingway and President John F. Kennedy.

6. During WW II period whiskey was rationed in US, so Daiquiri inadverdently popularised rum based drinks of Latin countries (since rum flowed into US easily from these nations). The trend caught on and rum based drinks (which were looked down upon hithertofore) became extremely popular thereon.

7. A popular variation of the drink is the “Hemingway Daiquiri” or “papa doble” (papa being affectionate name of Hemingway) – two half jiggers of white, juice of two lines and half a grapefruit, six drops of maraschino liquer, without sugar.

What’s your preferred rum based cocktail ?

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