Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Summer is Daiquiri Time

   Summer is Daiquiri time,. and with Hemingway Days getting underway here in Key West it is time for some Daiquiri ideas.   I find the Daiquiri one of the most refreshing cocktails ever, and one that you can make easily and quickly on the patio or the aft deck of your boat.

    All you need is some rum, sweetener, and lime juice.  Then you get to let your imagination loose and make it a special cocktail of your own.   I love to experiment with the daiquiri format and it is always amazing to me how good they usually turn out to be.

Here is an idea I had a while back that turned out to be pretty good.  Give it a try and enjoy the afternoon time where ever you do that kind of thing. 

XO Daiquiri 

·         2 oz. Mount Gay XO

·         ½ oz. Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao

·         ½ oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur

·         ½ oz. Lemon Juice

·         2 Dashes Orange Bitters

Pour all ingredients into a blender with 1 cup of Ice blend until smooth.  Pour into a Martini glass and garnish with a lime or lemon wheel.