Daiquiri - the American favourite that originated in Cuba

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Daiquiri - the Cuban drink that won America


 

The daiquiri is a classic cocktail that has been around for over a century. This refreshing drink is made with rum lime juice and sugar and its perfect for sipping on a hot summer day. The daiquiri became popular in the early 1900s when American soldiers stationed in Cuba during the Spanish-American War discovered the refreshing drink.

The daiquiri was first introduced to the United States in 1909 after Rear Admiral Lucius W. Johnson tried it and introduced it to the Army and Navy Club in Washington D.C. The daiquiri remained relatively unknown until after prohibition when it started appearing in American cocktail books. Since then, the daiquiri has become an iconic cocktail that is enjoyed by people all over the world.

 


Basil Daiquiri




Daiquiri


Why is Daiquiri, a Daiquiri?


 

The drink is named after the beach town of Daiquiri, Cuba where it was first created in the late ninetieth century ( 1898 to be precise ), American engineer Jennings Cox is credited with inventing the daiquiri while working in Cuba. Jennings created a drink using fresh lime juice from a nearby tree. He added a shot of Bacardi Carta Blanca rum (currently sold as Bacardi Superior) and a spoonful of sugar to the lime juice and it was an instant hit. Cox dubbed the new drink œRon Bacardi a la Daiquiri, which has shortened to simply œDaiquiri over the years.

 

The daiquiri is a cocktail that consists of rum lime juice and sugar. It is typically served in a glass with ice and while the daiquiri is often thought of as a fruity drink it can be made with any flavour of rum including spiced or dark rum. The most popular variations of the daiquiri are made with strawberry or mango.

 






July 19th is the National Daiquiri Day


 

On July 19th people all over the United States enjoys the rum-based cocktail in honour of National Daiquiri Day. Raise your glass and join in the celebration! Daiquiri is a family of cocktails whose main ingredients are rum and citrus juice.

 


Strawberry Daiquiri




Daiquiri Guacamole and Margarita


Daiquiri Fan base


 

Daiquiri has been enjoyed by many famous people over the years. Ernest Hemingway was a big fan of the Daiquiri and even had his own recipe for it which included maraschino liqueur and grapefruit juice. Hemingway is said to have earned the nickname "Papa Doble" as he downed his daiquiris "by the double" and his invented Daiquiri recipe was also called œPapa Doble.

Other famous fans of the Daiquiri include John F. Kennedy who was known to enjoy them on occasion and Marilyn Monroe who reportedly loved them so much that she once had them delivered to her on set while she was filming a movie.

 






Second Wave of Popularity


 

The second wave of Daiquiris popularity came in the 1940s because during World War II whiskey was in short supply. Since vodka was more easily available the daiquiri was born. Thanks to President Roosevelts Good Neighbour policy (which opened up trade and travel relations with Latin America) rum was easily accessible.

 






Meadow Maine Daiquiri Deck


Daiquiri is one of the six basic cocktails


 

The daiquiri is one of the six basic drinks included in David A. Emburys "The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks". It should be made with neither too much nor too little lime juice should be sweetened with neither too much nor too little sugar and should be shaken (never stirred) until it is as cold as possible. For variations on the daiquiri Embury recommends using rum that has been aged in oak barrels Jamaican rum either straight or diluted with water gold rum Bacardi Anejo or Demerara rum.

 






Daiquiri Now


 

The Daiquiri, a classic cocktail, is one of the most recognized and revered alcoholic drinks in the world. Originating in Cuba, the Daiquiri became a favorite of U.S. presidents and became an American cultural icon. Over the years, the Daiquiri evolved into different versions and styles, such as the Margarita and the Daiquiri Express, both of which are now served in bars across the country. However, in recent years, the Daiquiri has seen a decline in popularity.

 


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Floridita Bar-Restaurant  - Home of the Daiquiri


The survival through twists and variations the Daiquiri


 

Some say the Daiquiri was the first or original cocktail. Others say it was the first modern cocktail. Whatever the truth, the Daiquiri is one of the most famous and most popular cocktails of all time. It originated in Cuba, and was brought into limelight by the likes of Ernest Hemingway, in American popular culture.

The Daiquiri, also known as the Presidente, is one of the most iconic cocktails in the world. Originating in Cuba, the cocktail has been a mainstay of the islands culture and economy for decades. Yet, in recent years, the Daiquiri has seen a resurgence, with bars and restaurants all over the United States serving the cocktail as an alternative to the classic Daiquiri cocktail. However, this revival has come at a price.

 






The JFK Daiquiri or the Presidents Daiquiri the Daiquiri finds a new life, becomes a mark of American leadership


 

"President John F. Kennedy celebrated his 1960 election win with a daiquiri made by his wife Jackie. The new First Lady took her personal recipe to the White House, where she tacked it on the kitchen wall for the staff to follow" From Jeff Berry's Potions of the Caribbean

 

President Kennedy had a strange association with Daiquiri. The Kennedy administration was plagued by scandal and conspiracy. One of the most infamous was the Daiquiri clause, which allowed the Cuban government to fine American vessels caught trading with the country. It was an unpopular policy that caused an outcry among American businesses and citizens alike, but President Kennedy refused to back down. Instead, he doubled down on the policy and used the controversy to his advantage in speeches and fundraising efforts.

 

Regarding JFKs association with the Daiquiri, there are several anecdotal stories, one is as mentioned by Jeff Berry, it was a persona recipe brought into the white house by the first lady Jackie Kennedy.

Another one is that the cocktail known as the JFK Daiquiri was invented at the former Anglera Bar in the Fishing Village on Culebra in 1961 by bartender Ernest œErnie Rodriguez, who named the drink after President John F. Kennedy. The Daiquiri is a traditional rum cocktail consisting of a mixture of lime juice, sugar, and rum. Ernie's Daiquiri became an instant sensation and is now served in bars and restaurants around the island. Ernie's Daiquiri is now served in bars and restaurants around the island.

Another point to note, the classic Daiquiri which was also known as the President Cocktail is confused with the JFK Daiquiri. the President cocktail is one of the most memorable cocktails of all time y, better known as the Daiquiri. It was the drink of choice for the early presidents, including Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, and Abraham Lincoln. And then was a favourite of JFK too, and there were changes to the classic and this variation to the classic should rather be called the JFK Daiquiri.

Now coming to another story behind the JFK Daiquiri, The Presidential Daiquiri, was invented by Jose A. Abadie, a Cuban bartender at the city of Santiago de Cubas El Cobre Hotel, during the administration of John F. Kennedy. The Presidential Daiquiri is a simple cocktail made with rum, sugar, lime juice, and ice. It was first served to President Kennedy at the El Cobre Hotel on November 22, 1963. Ever since then, the Presidential Daiquiri has become the symbol of American leadership, courage, and hospitality.

 






El Presidente


Note: Presidential Daiquiri and El Presidente are different


 

Presidential Daiquiri, Presidente or The Daiquiri is not to be confused with the El Presidente cocktail.

The El Presidente is another famous cocktail, which was invented by a Cuban bartender at the El Presidente bar in Havana. The El Presidente is a complex cocktail made with rum, brandy, cognac, sugar, lime juice, and ice. It was first served to President Batista at the El Presidente bar on February 25, 1952. Since then, the El Presidente has become the symbol of Cuban leadership, courage, and hospitality.

Another reference of El Presidente cocktail says, it is a traditional cocktail made with white rum, vermouth, curacao and grenadine. It is named after the president of Cuba, who used to drink this cocktail when he was in office. The cocktail is a classic and has been a favourite of mine ever since I first tried it. It is a great drink to have when you want something simple, but don't want to order a simple cocktail.

 




  • Any Glass

    When there is no specific glass suggested for a cocktail, it's up to you to chose a glass.
    Either you just go ahead and serve using any glass available to you following these simple rules
    A. Go for Tall or Collins Glasses, Highball Glasses or even Hurricane Glasses for cocktails with loads of non-alcoholic mixes, and those that require crushed or cubed ices,
    B. But if your cocktail is aromatic and liqueur based, and has a complex character that must reach the nose use a wide mouthed Cocktail Glass.
    C. Red Wine Glasses for cocktails that have a Red Wine as the base spirit. Red Wine Glasses have a wider mouth and a long stem, so that the wine can be swirled an aerated to release the aroma while the long stem keeps the fingers away and avoid quick warming of the wine.
    D. White Wine Glasses for cocktails with a White Wine base, since White Wines must not be aerated as much as a Red Wines, since they oxidise fast when in contact with air, White Wine glassware, in contrast to the wide mouthed bowl of a Red Wine Glassware, is narrow with a narrow mouth. A White Wine has much lighter and delicate notes and the narrow mouth and less surface area in contact with air helps retain the aroma.
    E. If your cocktail is based on a Sparkling Wine like Champagne then a Flute Glass is more suitable since a Sparkling Wine is a White Wine with a secondary fermentation that produces the bubbles, and the narrow mouth flute prevents the bubbles from escaping.
    F. If it's winter and you are in the mood for some hot cocktails like the Irish Coffee or Hot Toddy, go for the Irish Coffee Glass, it has a heat resistant glass and a handle.
    G. Martini Glasses for Martinis or "Tinis" in general, but since these glasses have fallen off of favour these days, a Cocktail Glass will be good too.
    H. IF you are serving Margaritas, don't look for Margarita Glass if you don't have one at home, Double Old Fashioned Glass or other glasses are more common these days, for serving Margaritas.
    I. If you are the adventurous one, and are serving shots or shooters, of course the Shot Glass is your choice of glass,
    J. Finally, if you are going all out and serving depth charges and car bomb shots, all you need is a Double Old Fashioned Glass or a Beer Mug for the beer and a shot glass to drop the bomb in.

  • Simple Guide to Cocktail Glassware

    When there is no specific glass suggested for a cocktail, it's up to you to chose a glass.
    Either you just go ahead and serve using any glass available to you following these simple rules
    A. Go for Tall or Collins Glasses, Highball Glasses or even Hurricane Glasses for cocktails with loads of non-alcoholic mixes, and those that require crushed or cubed ices,
    B. But if your cocktail is aromatic and liqueur based, and has a complex character that must reach the nose use a wide mouthed Cocktail Glass.
    C. Red Wine Glasses for cocktails that have a Red Wine as the base spirit. Red Wine Glasses have a wider mouth and a long stem, so that the wine can be swirled an aerated to release the aroma while the long stem keeps the fingers away and avoid quick warming of the wine.
    D. White Wine Glasses for cocktails with a White Wine base, since White Wines must not be aerated as much as a Red Wines, since they oxidise fast when in contact with air, White Wine glassware, in contrast to the wide mouthed bowl of a Red Wine Glassware, is narrow with a narrow mouth. A White Wine has much lighter and delicate notes and the narrow mouth and less surface area in contact with air helps retain the aroma.
    E. If your cocktail is based on a Sparkling Wine like Champagne then a Flute Glass is more suitable since a Sparkling Wine is a White Wine with a secondary fermentation that produces the bubbles, and the narrow mouth flute prevents the bubbles from escaping.
    F. If it's winter and you are in the mood for some hot cocktails like the Irish Coffee or Hot Toddy, go for the Irish Coffee Glass, it has a heat resistant glass and a handle.
    G. Martini Glasses for Martinis or "Tinis" in general, but since these glasses have fallen off of favour these days, a Cocktail Glass will be good too.
    H. IF you are serving Margaritas, don't look for Margarita Glass if you don't have one at home, Double Old Fashioned Glass or other glasses are more common these days, for serving Margaritas.
    I. If you are the adventurous one, and are serving shots or shooters, of course the Shot Glass is your choice of glass,
    J. Finally, if you are going all out and serving depth charges and car bomb shots, all you need is a Double Old Fashioned Glass or a Beer Mug for the beer and a shot glass to drop the bomb in.

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