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Happy National Daiquiri Day!

Posted at 12:01 AM, Jul 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-19 00:01:41-04

Break out the Captain Morgan and turn on that blender.  It’s National Daiquiri Day!

The origin of daiquiris goes back to the 1700’s.  British sailors only had beer to drink as they went on months-long trips across the Atlantic.

According to, and English Admiral ordered that the sailors’ rum ration be mixed with water and citrus juice (usually limes) to dilute it, giving the English the edge of fighting a little more sober. That was one of the earliest known instances of the combination of lime juice, water and rum.

Recipe from Alton Brown and The Food Network below.


  • 2 cups crushed ice, plus extra for chilling glass
  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 1 -ounce freshly squeezed lime juice, strained of pulp
  • 1/2 -ounce Simple Syrup


Place the 2 cups of crushed ice into a cocktail shaker. Pour the rum, lime juice, and simple syrup over the ice, cover, and shake well. Remove the ice from your serving glass and strain the drink into it. Serve immediately.

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