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Friday, July 17, 2009

A Rejiggered Daiquiri

In aspring to true Hemingway style, I prefer old school daiquiris that have everything to do with fresh, rummy, citrus flavors and nothing to do with swirling and slushy machines. In other words, serve it straight up or on the rocks, and not frozen. On several occasions I've offered a batch to friends who ask (at the bottom of the glass) what they are drinking, and are surprised to hear it's a simple, traditional daiquiri. White rum works well as a base, but a mix of various rums makes this otherwise straightforward drink more complex. Fair warning -- this drink can, well, otherwise change your plans for the evening.

This recipe is in "parts" rather than ounces in case you're serving a crowd.

Happy summer!

Rejiggered Daiquiris

2 parts raspberry rum
2 parts pineapple rum
1 part gold rum
1 1/2 parts freshly squeezed lime juice
1/3 part simple syrup

Shake or stir ingredients together with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass.

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