Jennings original recipe was just the beginning of a string of recipes most more complex in nature, in the daiquiri family.
Jennings Cox's Original Recipe
- 1.3 oz. light dry Cuban rum
- .7 oz lime juice
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 4 crushed ice cubes
There are many other versions of the daiquiri that have arisen including the soda shoppe slurpee stuff sometimes found in speed bars today. However there are still a few good bartenders that know the meaning of a good daiquiri. One of the other really good daiquiri's in the one that was made for Ernest Hemingway at the El Florida in Havana.
- 2 oz. White Rum
- 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
- 1/2 oz fresh grapefruit juice
- 1/2 oz Luxardo Maraschino Cherry Liqueur
The basic recipe of a daiquiri is 1 strong , 1 sweet, and one sour, these are the directions of the early days of Cuban cocktail mixing, but things got more serious as to the ratios with time. Today the Daiquiri has shown a resurgence in America especially in the South Florida area. Should you be in Key West stop by the Rum Bar for some Daiquiri lore and some creative "Keys Daiquiri's". ;o)