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Original Origins Part Three

daiquiri strawberryAs the weekend comes closer we want to celebrate the classic Strawberry Daiquiri to inspire you with colour in the summer sun!

The Daiquirí was supposedly invented by an American mining engineer, named Jennings Cox, who was in Cuba at the time of the Spanish–American War. It is also possible that William A. Chanler, a US congressman who purchased the Santiago iron mines in 1902, introduced the daiquiri to clubs in New York in that year. Either way, it has become an iconic cocktail.

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 white 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. Later, fruits such as strawberries were added to appeal to women and those with a sweeter tooth.

It was one of the favorite drinks of writer Ernest Hemingway and president John F. Kennedy.

Our Original Strawberry Daiquiri can stand tall (or in which ever glass you prefer it) and is definitely one of our favourite mixes. Just stick a couple of our sachets in the freezer a few hours before pouring and add a fresh strawberry to enjoy real summer in a glass. It's that easy, and simply delicious. Enjoy!

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