A traditional Daiquiri is made from three ingredients – rum, citrus and a sweetener. Originating from Cuba, we have American mining engineer Jenning Cox to thank for this delicious concoction.
As the story goes, he was in Cuba during the Spanish-American War and needed a drink for guests. Since rum was easily accessible, he combined it with lemon, sugar, water and ice and named it a Daiquiri after a nearby beach. They became extremely popular in the United States during World War II when rations were put on whiskey and vodka.
Over the years, though, a Daiquiri blended with ice has come more into favor. Still starting with a rum and ice base, fruit purees began being incorporated into the drink.
However it’s consumed, I think there is one thing most people can agree on. That there’s nothing better on a hot day than a sweet and cool Daiquiri. If daiquiris are your drink of choice, then try one of these delightful Daiquiri recipes this weekend.