It’s National Daiquiri Day, And Here’s What We’re Making…

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Daiquiri

Perhaps the most maligned cocktail in all the land, the daiquiri has gotten a reputation for being the official drink of annoying chain restaurants and cruise ships. What most of us fail to realize, however, is that at it’s heart, a traditional daiquiri is simply nothing more than rum, sugar, and lime juice.

Granted, most daiquiris these days are frou frou frozen concoctions that seem tailor made for middle aged women looking for something more adventurous than a Smirnoff Ice. A key thing that most guys overlook, however, is that the little bit of sugar in a daiquiri, makes the medicine (rum, in this instance) go down smoother, meaning that it’s one of the most sure fire ways to get your lady friend drinking a lot more than usual.

Below you’ll find some of the best, most exotic sounding daiquiri recipes, but none of them require a ton of ingredients or anything more complicated than dumping all of those ingredients into a blender. So serve up some summer fun, and all the ladies will want to hit up your backyard barbecue, which is the perfect thing to keep summer going this weekend and beyond.

Nothing Says Summer Quite Like A Watermelon Daiquiri

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220 g (1 ½ cup) watermelon, chilled, seeded and cut into small pieces
22 ml (1 ½ Tbsp) lime juice, freshly squeezed
75 ml (1/4 cup and 1 Tbsp) white (light) rum
22 ml (1 ½ Tbsp) Triple Sec (or Cointreau)
13 g (1 Tbsp) superfine granulated sugar
8 large ice cubes

For A New Twist On An Old Classic, Try The Key Lime Daiquiri

Daiquiri

4 oz. Rum
4 oz. Midori
2 oz. Lime juice
2 oz. Pineapple juice
1 oz. Simple syrup
10 Ice Cubes

If Your Lady Friend Is Watching Her Figure, There’s The Skinny Strawberry Daiquiri

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8 ounces fresh strawberries – stems removed, halved
2 cups ice
1/2 cup Bacardi Light Strawberry Daiquiri Mix
fresh mint sprigs to garnish – optional

And For Those Who Want A Classic, Nothing Beats The Hemingway Daiquiri

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2 oz white rum
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 oz maraschino liqueur

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