Happy National Rum Day! Does one need a national holiday to drink rum? NO! Will we celebrate anyway, YES!
The Daiquiri has been a long misunderstood cocktail, often drowned in saccharine sweet mixes, creamed coconut, and blended to oblivion with god knows what. If you've been to New Orleans, you know what I'm talking about.
The classic daiquiri is a very simple cocktail, one loved by Ernest Hemingway and great men and women alike. So this Rum Day (or whatever) do your daiquiri the honor of preparing it in the classic way: rum, lime juice, simple syrup. Brilliant.
But, this is Gastronomista, so I have to throw a curve ball in there somewhere. I don't want you, dear reader getting bored of my ongoing booze banter. For this daiquiri I've used Caliche the Solera Aged clarified rum from Puerto Rico and Honey Syrup. The honey syrup is an easy substitution, but one that adds another layer of floral roundness to the cocktail. This might be my new favorite daiquiri move. Just sayin'.
2 oz Caliche Solera Aged Rum
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
3/4 Honey Syrup (1:1 honey to water)
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe. Garnish with a lime wedge.