According to Wikipedia, "Daiquirí is also the name of a beach and an iron mine near Santiago de Cuba, and is a word of Taíno origin. The drink was supposedly invented by an American mining engineer, named Jennings Cox, who was in Cuba at the time of the Spanish–American War. Daiquiris are a family of cocktails whose main ingredients are rum, citrus juice (typically lime juice), and sugar cane. You can add just about any fruit you'd like, if you mix it all up in a blender with ice, for a result that's perfectly tailored to your preference.
This cocktail was popular long before Don Draper in the series, Mad Men, but his character certainly revived it. Traditionally garnished with orange zest and maraschino cherries - an ingredient of the past - we believe this cocktail deserves real fruit! If you prefer to stick to tradition with cherries, try a premium brand of such as Luxardo. For a modern spin, consider cocktail cranberries instead. We recommend Lounge Attire Premium Cocktail Cranberries.
While there are many gin gimlet recipes that call for Rose's Lime Juice, we stand firm that fresh and natural are the best way to go. Go the extra mile and use a real lime - your taste buds will appreciate it. And of course, avoid artificial sweeteners like the plague!
The Caipirihna (pronounced kye-pee-REE-nah) is a cocktail of Brazilian origin. It's made with fresh limes, sugar, and cachaça (ka-SHA-sa), a distilled spirit made from fermented sugarcane juice. Its name derives from caipira (a dialect term meaning simple, humble), which is used to describe people from the remote Brazilian countryside where the drink is served just about everywhere.
This recipe comes to us from our friends who manage The Cocktail Artist blog. We met them at a Virginia Spirits event in Washington, DC. Inspired by the stunning Shenendoah Valley, they crafted their version of the classic "Side Car" with spirits from two Virginia distilleries: Catoctin Creek, Vitae Spirits Distillery.
Michelle Rateau, Stratford University School of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program (Richmond, VA campus), submitted this recipe for the KISS Recipe Contest.
Such incredible talent on display. Who would have thought to use a "cocktail mixer" in such a unique way? Tyler Bernier, Stratford University School of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program (Richmond, VA campus), submitted this recipe for the KISS Recipe Contest,
This is a time-consuming but heart-filled recipe for authentic cooks. Robyn Comer, Stratford University School of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program (Richmond, VA campus), submitted this recipe for the KISS Recipe Contest,