Rum is like my most favourite form of liquor. And Daiquiri is the favourite form in which I like to take it. Nothing can beat a nice citrus flavoured drink, right? Therefore, I am writing about this American holiday.
Daiquiri Day : July 19, 2021
I couldn’t gather a lot of history around this day. But most of the cocktails have interesting history, so I will share those.
Daiquiri: Facts and more!
Tasting of sunshine and beaches, it might be hard to believe how the Daiquiri came to be. Back in 1898, men blasted away in the mines of a small community off the coast of Cuba during the Spanish-American War. One American engineer, Jennings Cox, supervised a mining operation located in a village named Daiquiri. Every day after work, Cox and his employees would gather at the Venus bar. Then one day, Cox mixed up Bacardi, lime, and sugar in a tall glass of ice. He named the new beverage after the Daiquiri mines, and the drink soon became a staple in Havana. Eventually, someone added shaved ice, and sometimes lemons or both lemons and limes were used.
In 1909, Admiral Lucius W. Johnson, a U.S. Navy medical officer, tried Cox’s drink and subsequently introduced it to the Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C. The popularity of the Daiquiri then increased over the next few decades.
How to Celebrate this Day?
Daiquiri is best served frozen, in my opinion. So, slush it, drink and enjoy!