Rum is quickly becoming my little darling. I hope we see a resurrection for this classic
2 ounces Light Rum
1 ounce fresh lime juice
½ tsp. simple syrup
Put some Cuban music on and shake like you mean it. Strain into a cocktail glass & garnish
with a lime.
Like any good story there is controversy over the details of
origin on this drink. History and the
dictionary point to lemon being the citrus of choice. Blasphemy!
The record states an American gets credit for this but I’m
guessing the same people declared Columbus discovered America. In any case history states that an American
engineer by the name of Jennings Cox went to the little island off Cuba to work
in the iron mines with his fellow comrades.
It was created after Mr. Coxs’ beverage of choice - gin - diminished and
rum was added in its place.
Regrettably, the Daiquiri’s reputation and good name have
suffered since the emergence of happy hour Slurpee’s across the U.S. (no
offense Elizabeth). The true, more
subtle frozen version was invented at the La Florida in Havana, allegedly inspired
by Ernest Hemingway. There is a place
for in my heart and tastebuds for both versions.