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Daiquiri (Plain), Swank Cocktail #29

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Daiquiri
Daiquiri

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.”

Rum and Lime Juice Drink,” newspaper article, The Pennsylvania Gazette (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 22 Apr 1756, p. 1, col. 3.
“Rum and Lime Juice Drink,” newspaper article, The Pennsylvania Gazette (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 22 Apr 1756, p. 1, col. 3.

By 1913, the Daiquiri was being described as a “new cocktail” in San Francisco in a newspaper article crediting Rhys Thomas with the creation.

“Here’s New Cocktail, Rum and Grenadine,” newspaper article, Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California), 13 Nov 1913, p. 16, col. 2.
“Here’s New Cocktail, Rum and Grenadine,” newspaper article, Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California), 13 Nov 1913, p. 16, col. 2.

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.

Bacardi Cocktail
Bacardi Cocktail

Daiquiri Cocktail recipe

Daiquiri Cocktail recipe
Daiquiri Cocktail recipe

1 1/2 jiggers Light Rum, juice of 1/2 Lime, 1 teaspoon Powdered Sugar. Shake well with ice and strain.

Ingredients used:

  • Bacardi Light Rum
  • Fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • Powdered sugar

Daiquiri Cocktail review

Our ratings (1-5 🍸)

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Delicious and refreshing!

Next up… Cocktail # 30, Daiquiri (frozen)

Swank Cocktail Guide: 80 cocktails in 80 days

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