Perfect for spring and summer, but so versatile that it can amaze our palates all year round, regardless of the season and weather. Worthy of the best celebrations and loved all over the world, is the passe-partout cocktail that satisfies every desire for tasty and intense drinks. How do you recognize a quality Daiquiri? This is our complete guide that explains it by revealing its history, ingredients, variants and unique features to keep an eye on to learn to appreciate it 100%.
The history of Daiquiri cocktailKnowing the true story of most vintage cocktails is almost impossible, between urban legends and half-truths, but the origin of Daiquiri cocktail is clearer than ever: well documented at the time, dates back to the end of the American war-1898, when an American engineer- Jennings Cox - moved for work to the small town of Daiquiri in Cuba. The work in the mine was extremely tiring and dangerous, but, according to this, it was well paid: the engineers received a substantial salary and generous monthly tobacco rations. was a pioneer of an important novelty because he asked, in addition, for a ration of the very fragrant local rum and began to experiment mixing it with other available ingredients.
So, in between trials, he finally invented the first Daiquiri and recorded its name, ingredients and recipe in his personal diary. The cockail remained a Cuban specialty until 1909, when Admiral Lucius W. Johnson arrived from America to visit some places related to the American-Cuban War. He also stopped at Daiquiri, where Cox still resided, and trying the delicious drink remained electrocuted. Johnson fell in love with him so much that he brought him back to America and introduced him to the Army and Navy Club.
There were many bartenders who, in the space of a few decades, put their hand to the recipe of Daiquiri enriching it with a personal touch. The cocktail became so pop that it was promoted to Ernest Hemmingway's favorite beverage (he is said to have drunk 15 frozen daiquiris in one session) and former American President John F. Kennedy, who sipped it when he defeated Nixon in the 1960 election.
Today we can find it everywhere, but how to recognize a quality Daiquiri prepared according to tradition?
Daiquiri cocktail ingredientsThe Daiquiri cocktail ingredients are four, simple and easy to mix:
- quality white rum
- sugar syrup
- ripe lime juice
- ice to refresh the drink
How to recognize a quality Daiquiri cocktailThe Daiquiri by NIO Cocktails is expertly mixed with excellent raw materials. It combines in fact:
- the Pampero Rum Blanco
- the biological citric acid
- lThe liquid sugar Toschi
- a drop of water for a smooth cocktail, perfectly balanced, with a persistent, enveloping and intriguing flavor.
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Daiquiri cocktail variantsJust because it’s so easy to prepare, many cocktail connoisseur and experienced bartenders have tested themselves with variations and extra ingredients to give it a little more vitality. There are hundreds of recognized alternative versions, but these are some of our favorites:
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