Sunday, September 5, 2010

Traditional Daiquiri

Sorry it has taken so long to write another entry, but we are on a lake house on Toledo Bend.. which I am not sure if it is Lousiana or Texas and the internet service is very unreliable..

But the weather has been nice, we have had a great time in the lake and we have enjoyed a lot of great food, wine and margaritas!

This is a recipe from my husband, he found it while digging for a drink that I could sip while hanging by the pool or by the beach without it getting me wasted or being too heavy for the sun... So he found Hemingway's daiquiri recipe in a book.

It is so easy! Ingredients:

4 - 6 limes
3 - 4 tablespoons of simple syrup or sugar syrup (it goes by many different names, if you can't find it you can make your own with 2 parts sugar, and 1 part water, bring the water to boil in a small saucer pot and put the sugar, mix and reduce heat, bring to simmer it should be done in 5 - 7 minutes, if the sugar boils it may be too thick to use it)
Rum ( I have used dark rum lately, Zacapa is amazing, Flor de Cana works well, and you can use regular Bacardi if you don't have anything else around)


Squeeze 4 lemons in a plastic cup, add 3 tablespoons of simple syrup and stir the mix. Try before you add more sugar, you don't want it to taste like melted lollipop, you can either add more lemon or syrup depending on your taste. Add some rum in the mix and lots of ice... you can garnish with a mint leave or basil for aroma...

This is a perfect drink for the hot southern summer!

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