Today is National Daiquiri Day!

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2014/07/19 04:19:23 (permalink)

Today is National Daiquiri Day!

July 19, 2014                 
National Daiquiri Day
It’s National Daiquiri Day! The daiquiri is a rum-based cocktail invented by an American mining engineer named Jennings Cox. Legend has it that Cox created the first daiquiri in the early 1900s after he ran out of gin at a small bar in Santiago, Cuba. 
The original daiquiri recipe called for white rum, lime juice, and sugar. According to another legend, Ernest Hemingway inspired the creation of the frozen variety at El Floridita in Havana in the 1940s. The bartender’s name was Constantino Ribalaigua and he is often considered the true creator of the daiquiri. Today, there are dozens of daiquiri flavors and varieties!
To celebrate National Daiquiri Day, share a round of these delicious cocktails with your friends! Mix them up at home or look out for drink specials at your local bar. Cheers!
Do you have a good Daiquiri Recipe?
Please post it!
post edited by Foodbme - 2014/07/19 04:30:05
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    Re: Today is National Daiquiri Day! 2014/07/19 11:59:10 (permalink)
    I'll never forget stepping off a Prinair plane at the St, Thomas airport to a steel drum band playing Fire, Fire In She Wire Mama, and being handed a banana daiquiri from the long gone Mountain Top as a welcome.
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    Re: Today is National Daiquiri Day! 2014/07/19 17:33:34 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman
    I'll never forget stepping off a Prinair plane at the St, Thomas airport to a steel drum band playing Fire, Fire In She Wire Mama, and being handed a banana daiquiri from the long gone Mountain Top as a welcome.

    Was this the "Welcoming Committee" that was there to greet you?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoSDXY_r8gc
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    Re: Today is National Daiquiri Day! 2014/07/19 17:48:18 (permalink)
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    Michael Hoffman
    I'll never forget stepping off a Prinair plane at the St, Thomas airport to a steel drum band playing Fire, Fire In She Wire Mama, and being handed a banana daiquiri from the long gone Mountain Top as a welcome.

    Was this the "Welcoming Committee" that was there to greet you?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoSDXY_r8gc


    Nope. Calypso Rose was back in Trinidad at the time. The welcoming committee consisted of the steel band from Blackbeard's and Ralph Murphine, who got me to come down and take over as news director at what was then WBNB TV. Ralph eventually left the islands and returned to Washington and a career as a political operative.
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