The transition from Summer to Fall is always hard; I don't want to let go of the warm days and luscious fruits. But, alas, it's October and there's no use holding onto Summer anymore. It's time to embrace the new season, and there's no better way to do it than with a refreshing and delicious cocktail, like the one featured here. It's a simple mixture of rum, pineapple juice, and fresh-squeezed lime juice, but the resulting libation is perfectly balanced. Be sure to use a good-quality spiced rum; I like Cruzan's aged offering. It's the base of the drink and therefore the most prominent flavor. The original recipe called for 1/4 ounce of cinnamon syrup, but I didn't have four-plus hours to wait for the syrup to steep. Instead I threw a whole cinnamon stick in the cocktail shaker. The result is subtle, but with the true essence of Autumn. Learn how to make the drink now!
A daiquiri doesn't have to be a sugary, blended concoction. The classic version of the cocktail is made simply and served up, much like a Papa Doblé daiquiri, and uses just three ingredients: light rum, lime juice, and simple syrup.
I recently made daiquiris to use up an overload of lime juice, but then I realized I had no light rum, only the coconut variety. Would this be good or gross?
I shook one up and discovered that the lime and coconut combination is deliciously tropical and refreshing. I've made the drink several times since; it's like a cocktail you'd get at a tiki bar but far less trouble. Get the recipe when you read more
Carnivores, if your stomach was turning over the idea of a vegan-friendly Tofurky & Gravy soda, perhaps you'd be more game to try a ham daiquiri. Georgia Hardstark and Alie Ward, the original creators of the famed McNuggetini, are back with a video demo of their newest blended concoction of pineapple, pineapple soda, honey, Myers's dark rum, liquid smoke, and — yes, that's right — honey ham. The final result? A beverage that Alie describes as "chewy . . . like someone came along and chewed your lunch for you."
I'm a fan of just about every type of cocktail, be it a tiki drink, modern classic, or wine-based concoction. However, I'm not too crazy for frozen cocktails like blended margaritas and strawberry daiquiris.
Sure, I enjoy the occasional piña colada poolside, but when it comes to frozen drinks, I normally stay away. They're sugary, too filling, and brain-freeze inducing.
How do you feel about them?
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At Spruce, an upscale bar and restaurant in San Francisco, I came across the papa doblé daiquiri on the bar menu and knew I had to order it. I love this drink for several reasons, and one of them is the legendary story behind it. The papa doblé was the signature drink of prolific writer Ernest Hemingway. Back in the '30s and '40s, he frequently ordered it at the El Floridita bar in Havana, Cuba. The cocktail isn't cloying — in fact, it isn't sweet at all — but it's smooth and easy to drink. Beware of impostor recipes, which will use cherry syrup in lieu of true, colorless, maraschino cherry liqueur. To learn how to make this famous concoction, read more
Whenever I'm up in the mountains at my vacation house - as I am now - my mother and I spend every afternoon lying by the pool, indulging in a cocktail (or 2) at happy hour. Usually I order piña coladas, but since this week was the 4th, I've been ordering strawberry daiquiris instead. With such a beautiful vibrant red color, and the sweet/sour taste combination of pureed strawberries and fresh squeezed lime juice, how could one not look exceptionally chic sipping this by the pool? It may be frou-frou, but sometimes a gal needs frou-frou when on vacation! If you're lounging by the pool with a quench for something tropical, or are just bored at your house, treat yourself to a batch of strawberry daiquiris. Find the recipe, just read more