We have an American mining engineer by the name of Jennings Cox to thank for the ever popular cocktail, the daiquiri. Cox created the drink in Cuba during the time of the Spanish-American War supposedly because he ran out of gin and went for the rum. Thus, the daiquiri was named after a local Cuban beach and mine.
The daiquiri remained in Cuba until 1909 when Admiral Lucius W. Johnson of the US Navy introduced Cox’s concoction to the Army and Navy Club in Washington D.C. From then on the daiquiri’s popularity grew from decade to decade. It even became the drink of choice for President John F. Kennedy and writer Ernest Hemmingway. These two public figures assisted in giving the daiquiri the reputation it now holds in the United States.
Today, the daiquiri has earned its place as a cocktail favorite and can be made in dozens of flavors and varieties. Strawberry, peach, banana - name you’re favorite flavor, and there is bound to be a daiquiri that will tickle your taste buds. So today, July 19th, celebrate National Daiquiri Day with a refreshing drink like the Three Berry Daiquiri.
Three Berry Daiquiri
Created by Phil Adler, PMA Bar Consulting
1 1/2 oz. Bacardi Superior
3/4 oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
3/4 oz. The Perfect Purée Yuzu Luxe Sour blend
1/2 oz. egg white (optional)
1/4 oz. lime juice
In a mixing glass, muddle ½ the berries. Add all additional ingredients, (excluding ½ non muddled berries), into the mixing glass on top of muddled berries. Add ice and shake. Using a tall glass, add non-muddled berries in bottom of the glass and add ice halfway. Add additional berries on top. Strain liquid into tall glass.