Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkBeer, Wine & Spirits · 1 decade ago

who has ever tried?

a lime cocktail

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Daiquiri is a family of cocktails whose main ingredients are rum and lime juice. There are several versions, but those that gained international fame are the ones made in one of the most famous bars in the world, El Floridita, in Havana, Cuba.

    The Daiquiri is one of six basic drinks listed in David A. Embury's classic The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks. In the book, he also suggests some variations, such as substitute part or all of syrup with grenadine.

    The name Daiquirí is also the name of a beach near Santiago, Cuba, and an iron mine in that area. The cocktail was invented about 1905 in a bar named Venus in Santiago, about 23 miles east of the mine, by a group of American mining engineers. Among the engineers present were Jennings Cox, General Manager of the Spanish American Iron Co., J. Francis Linthicum, C. Manning Combs, George W. Pfeiffer, De Berneire Whitaker, C. Merritt Holmes and Proctor O. Persing. Although stories persist that that Cox invented the drink when he ran out of gin while entertaining American guests, the drink evolved naturally due to the prevalence of lime and sugar.

    Originally the drink was served in a tall glass packed with cracked ice. A teaspoon of sugar was poured over the ice and the juice of one or two limes was squeezed over the sugar. Two or three ounces of rum completed the mixture. The glass was then frosted by stirring with a long-handled spoon. Later the Daiquiri evolved to be mixed in a shaker with the same ingredients but with shaved ice. After a thorough shaking, it was poured into a chilled flute glass. An article in the March 14, 1937 edition of the Miami Herald as well as private correspondence of J.F. Linthicum confirm the recipe and early history.

    Consumption of the drink remained localized until 1909, when Admiral Lucius W. Johnson, a U.S. Navy medical officer, tried Cox's drink. Johnson subsequently introduced it to the Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C., and drinkers of the daiquiri increased over the space of a few decades.The daiquiri was one of the favorite drinks of writer Ernest Hemingway and president John F. Kennedy.

  • 1 decade ago

    A Mojito perhaps? Not that bottled malt beverage nonsense. The real lime, mortar pestle, sugar water Rum and if you like the Brazilian versian a guaranara soda.

  • 1 decade ago

    I had a key lime pie martini once...it wasnt that good.

  • 1 decade ago

    Never tried them, but I want to, sounds interesting. BTW love the name! I'll be there in a few days!

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  • 1 decade ago

    I have seen people drink them. They don't look very good.

  • davey
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    ....like whiskey sour or margarita

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