Daiquiri Recipe
Flavors of Cuba
Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

El Floridita - According to Legend, it was here, not far from the Capitolio, at 557, Calle Obispo, that Cuba's most famous cocktail, the Daiquiri, was developed by Hemingway and Constantino Ribalaguai, the restaurant's owner. What we do know for sure is that Papa Hemingway drank doubles, with no sugar, at the end of the bar, where the writer's stool is still visible, though now chained off. The house cocktail is a nectar that is both refreshing and intoxicating. For a few dollars, you can discover why crushed ice is essential for a proper daiquiri, a mixture of ice and rum.

For 1 cocktail

- 1 part cane syrup
- 3 parts lime juice
- 6 parts white rum
  1. Pour into a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into a cocktail glass.
Daiquiri 1

Hemingway and Errol Flynn chat over a Daiquiri. The scene is the El Floridita bar, Havana, during the Cuban Revolution of 1959.

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