What can bring worlds together better than a cocktail?
As Embury said:
The well-made cocktail is one of the most gracious of drinks.It pleases the senses. The shared delight of those who partake in common of this refreshing nectar breaks the ice of formal reserve. Taut nerves relax; taut muscles relax; tired eyes brighten; tongues loosen; friendships deepen; the whole world becomes a better place in which to live.
This MxMo is hosted by Stewart of PutneyFarm and the theme is Intercontinental.
“Let’s celebrate the global reach of cocktails with an “Intercontinental” Mixology Monday challenge”
For the full run down, please visit his site here!
MxMo is always a time to force yourself and do something different, never tried before.
Although many of you have already taken a Hemingway Daiquiri, I have never.
The Hemingway Daiquiri evokes the get-together-ness of cocktails.
Imagine yourself going into a bar to use the bathroom and seeing a beautiful cocktail, that starts a conversation and 16 drams latter you say that you will only drink Daiquiris in that bar!
That’s the magic!
- 2oz white Rum (America)
- ½oz lime juice (Asia)
- ½oz grapefruit juice
- ½oz simple syrup
- 1 bsp Maraschino liqueur (Europe)
SHAKE long and serve in a cocktail glass.
Garnish with a maraschino cherry.
Although the recipe has various interpretations, this is a Daiquiri with a hint of Maraschino liqueur and grapefruit.
This one was really good and refreshing just as it should.
Luxardo Maraschino blended really well with the kinda funky flavors from Bacardi Superior.
Besides the maraschino heavy notes you get refreshing citrus flavors, but that’s not your usual daiquiri, this isn’t clean lime with a touch of sweetness, that has a good complexity although I couldn’t taste the grapefruit too much.
I also did a blended version, that was very light and you can see that taking 16 in a day isn’t very dificult.