Friday, December 1, 2017

derby daiquiri

1 oz Orange Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
1 1/2 oz White Puerto Rican Rum (DonQ Cristal)

Blend with a handful of ice and pour (shake with ice and strain) into a cocktail glass containing a Spanish comb ice shell.
Two Fridays ago, I reached for Beachbum Berry's Sippin' Safari to find a use for some leftover freshly squeezed lime juice. There, I decided upon the Derby Daiquiri crafted by Mariano Licudine at the Mai-Kai circa 1959, and I set about crushing ice, crafting the ice shell garnish, and solidifying it in the freezer. Once the garnish was set, I continued on with the drink which was essentially a regular Daiquiri with orange juice in the mix. In the glass, the Derby Daiquiri gave forth a rum aroma with hints of orange and lime. Next, orange dominated the sip, and the swallow displayed the rum along with a crisp lime finish.

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