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National Daiquiri Day

Hooray!!  Today is a national holiday (kind of) celebrating one of the most refreshing and simple to make rum cocktails out there, the Daiquiri.  

If you’re reading this post and digging through this website, you probably already know that a Daiquiri is not red, does not involve a blender and should never be served in a bar logo printed plastic cup.  A “real” Daiquiri only consists of three simple ingredients: lime, sugar and rum.

Here’s the non-scientific, Rum Connection approach to this classic:

In the company of friends, preferably in a warm climate near water and boats, squeeze the juice of half a lime into a cocktail shaker.  Add an oz. of simple syrup and 2 oz. of white rum.  Fill shaker with ice, shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass.  Garnish with a lime wheel, crank up the tunes and enjoy.  If a martini glass is a little too high-brow for you, no problem, feel free to use any clean rocks glass.  The lime wheel and music, however, are a must.  

Happy Daiquiri Day!!