Nothing says summer like an ice cold cocktail made with good rum and fresh limes!  Enter the daiquiri.  No, not the the frozen strawberry daiquiri that seems to be everyone’s first cocktail.  The original daiquiri was believed to be invented by an American working in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.  Since then, many variations of the daiquiri have come about by adding other ingredients like bananas, coconut, strawberries, mango, etc.

Here’s two recipes I love:

Daiquiri

1 3/4 ounces good white rum

Juice of 1/2 of a medium sized lime

2 Tbs. of natural cane sugar (I use Florida Crystals from Kroger in Colony Crossing)

Dissolve the sugar in the rum and lime juice by stirring in a high ball glass.  When dissolved, add crushed ice and stir until the glass begins to frost over.  Enjoy the deliciousness!

Coconut Daiquiri

Follow the recipe above but omit the sugar and use Coconut rum.  Yum!