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National Daiquiri Day July 19

The Original BACARDI Daiquiri- FINAL

July 15, 2016 – Mark you calendar!  Next Tuesday, July 19 is the day to take a Daiquiri Time Out.

It’s a simple cocktail with a long history and celebratory trappings.  Hemingway was most famously associated with the cocktail but did you know that President Kennedy was also a big fan?  The Daiquiri was served on his sailboat, the Honey Fitz and Jackie Kennedy trained the White House staff to make hers.

The drink dates back to 1898 when Jennings Cox led a mining expedition to the town of Daiquiri, Cuba.  The locals added Bacardi rum to their evening coffee, which prompted Jennings to experiment with other ways to use the rum.  He came up with the Daiquiri.  So glad he named it after the town, not himself!  Check this infographic to find other fun facts in the long history of this cocktail and the recipe for the Original drink created by Mr. Cox below.

Daiquiri History

Based on the original recipe developed in 1898, The Original Bacardi Daiquiri is made with three simple ingredients: Bacardi Superior, Simple Syrup (or Sugar), and Lime Juice. In addition to the classic recipe, the versatility of the daiquiri’s flavor components lends itself to experimentation. Whether you enjoy it shaken, frozen, or in a #DaiquiriTimeOut shot (a beloved bartender tradition), there is a daiquiri for everyone.

The Original Bacardi 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)
Method: 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.