Luau DaiquriThe Luau Daiquiri began with a lime oil aroma over the rum's funk. Lime and orange paired up on the sip that led into a funky rum swallow with a vanilla finish. Indeed, the orange gave a smoothness and tropicalness to the flavor profile. However, it needed to be paired with lime juice to give the body any structure; this of course will not the case when bitter oranges such as Seville are available for a short window in January. Moreover, without the orange juice, the Luau Daiquiri would have come across like a less spiced Winter Daiquiri.
• 2 oz White Rum (Denizen)
• 3/4 oz Lime Juice
• 3/4 oz Orange Juice
• 1/2 oz Vanilla Syrup (BG Reynolds)
Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with an edible orchid (lime wheel).
Thanks to DJ Hawaiian Shirt for hosting Mixology Monday again and allowing us to shine a spotlight on ways orange juice can function to make drinks more distinctive instead of masking flavors and flaws. And thanks to all of the MxMo participants for getting out the juicers and keeping this event going month after glorious month. Cheers!