I love the daiquiri! itÂ´s so simple and tasty and the base of so many cocktails..
Since thereÂ´s two daiquiris in the Grog Log with just one drink in between (the Don`s own Planter`s) i put them together here in the same post.
The first is the Derby Daiquiri – a tasty daiquiri that also contains orange juice. It was created by Mariano Licudine from Mai Kai who also had been bartender at Don the Beachcomberâ€™s in Chicago and Hollywood before being hand-picked for Mai Kai.
He created this drink for a Rums of Puerto Rico cocktail competition in 1959 and the drink has also been named the signature drink of the Gulfstream Racetrackâ€™s Florida Derby.
Originally it was served with crushed ice and an ice shell, (must have been fabulously stunning) but since i recently did a post on ice molds i`m not into making an ice shell right now and so i make the drink the way itÂ´s described in Grog Log – which goes just as well and is something you can serve daily if you wish.
1 oz orange juice
0.5 oz fresh lime juice
0.5 oz sugarcane syrup
1.5 oz light Puerto Rican rum (didnÂ´t have that so i used Havana Club blanco)
Blend with a handful of crushed ice for 15 sec. Serve in small wine goblet.
I really like the daiquiri and this version with orange juice is tasty. I had such a large glass that i made a double. Its simple, tasty and easy to make.
The next daquiri is DonÂ´s daiquiri which uses honey-mix as sweetener.
0.75 oz fresh lime juice
0.75 oz honey-mix
2 0z light Puerto Rican rum
Shake like hell with ice cubes and strain into saucer champagne glass.
Made by Don The beachcomber in Honolulu, Hawaii cirka 1950.