Saturday, March 14, 2020

daiquiri special

2/3 Daiquiri Rum (1 1/2 oz Santa Teresa Claro)
1/3 Gin (3/4 oz Barr Hill)
Juice 1/2 Lime (1/2 oz)
1 tsp Grenadine (1/2 oz)

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Two Saturdays ago, I ventured into the 1937 Café Royal Cocktail Book and spotted the Daiquiri Special. The recipe was akin to a Bacardi Cocktail with the addition of gin and no specification as to the rum brand. For the rum, I reached for the new addition to the collection of Santa Teresa Claro that I purchased on sale a few days before, and for a complementary gin, I figured that Barr Hill's juniper and honey notes would work rather well. Once prepared, the Daiquiri Special met the nose with a lime, honey, and pine bouquet. Next, lime and berry notes on the sip gave way to rum, juniper, and pomegranate flavors on the swallow. Overall, this was a simple yet pleasing Daiquiri variation given my spirit choices.

1 comment:

Christian Lynbech said...

Isn’t there an issue in the final two measurements? Surely there is more juice in half a lime than one teaspoon.