The Daiquiri is cocktail number 29 on the Swank Cocktail Guide.
Daiquiri Cocktail history
It appears that soldiers were concocting a cocktail of rum and lime juice quite similar to the Daiquiri back in 1756:
“It will be of farther Use, that the Army be provided with a proper Quantity of Lime-Juice. And when Rum is thought proper to be allowed the Men, to oblige them to mix it with Water, acidulate it with Lime-Juice, and seldom permit them to drink what they call raw Drams.”
By 1913, the Daiquiri was being described as a “new cocktail” in San Francisco in a newspaper article crediting Rhys Thomas with the creation.
As discussed earlier, per the New York Supreme Court in April of 1937, a Bacardi Cocktail (Swank #10) must contain Bacardi rum, while a daiquiri can use any brand of light rum.
Daiquiri Cocktail recipe
1 1/2 jiggers Light Rum, juice of 1/2 Lime, 1 teaspoon Powdered Sugar. Shake well with ice and strain.
- Bacardi Light Rum
- Fresh-squeezed lime juice
- Powdered sugar
Daiquiri Cocktail review
Our ratings (1-5 🍸)
Delicious and refreshing!
Next up… Cocktail # 30, Daiquiri (frozen)