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Monday, December 5, 2016

Where Did the Snaquiri Come From?

     The "Snaquiri"—or a tiny Daiquiri meant to be taken as a shot—has become a nationwide bartender handshake.      The original Snaquiri, however, wasn’t a shot. In fact, it wasn’t even a full-sized drink: It was two full-sized drinks, served side by side.  Today, they are a 2 oz. mini daiquiri served as a welcome or just to get the party started.   Karin Stanley of NYC’s Dutch Kills, is widely credited for both the concept and the name.    “We were talking about our favorite drinks, the daiquiri and started ordering them two at a time, one in a water tumbler and one in a coupe”.   We’d shoot the water tumbler and sip the coupe.” A few puns later, the Snaquiri was born.   

     As time passed, the Snaquiri was downsized to a 2 oz.  size for the average drinker, though it’s hard to say exactly when that happened. “It has definitely gone off on its own to be a Daiquiri shot,”   This is a great concept and it has spread like wildfire across the country.
     I love the idea of taking your favorite daiquiri and breaking it up into 2 oz. size shots and passing it around among a group of friends.  It is the kind of shot that a group can enjoy and not find themselves under the table in just a few minutes.   The daiquiri is a very versatile cocktail that can be tailored to the tastes of most any group.  Careful if you choose to use the “Hemingway Special” as your base daiquiri, because it is a truly butt kicking daiquiri to start with.
Here is an idea for a great starter daiquiri from which to make these fun “Snaquiri’s” based upon.  
Bahama Bob’s Basic Snaquiri
  • 2 oz. Premium White Rum
  • ½ oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
  • ½ oz. Galliano
  • ½ oz. Agave Nectar
  • Juice of ½ Lime

Place all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled strain into shot glasses and enjoy.

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