National Daiquiri Day
National Daiquiri Day is observed across the United States on July 19 of every year. National Daiquiri Day celebrates daiquiri, a drink from the cocktail family. Daiquiri is made using rum, citrus juice (mainly lime juice), and sugar syrup or another sweetener. This drink is also enjoyed while frozen. Frozen daiquiri is mostly made using machine and consistency of the drink will be similar to a smoothie and are made in many flavors. Sometimes frozen daiquiri is made by freezing the lime juice. It is one of the classic, refreshing drink that is enjoyed by many people for decades. So make a toast to daiquiri and enjoy the day with the cocktail.
“A frozen daiquiri of a scorching afternoon is soothing. It makes living more tolerable.” – Tallulah Bankhead
History of National Daiquiri Day
National Daiquiri Day‘s origination and history remain anonymous. Daiquiri is believed to be invented by the men from mines in a small community off the coast of Cuba. An American engineer supervised the particular mining operation, Jennings Cox, the mining happened in a village called Daiquiri in 1898 during the Spanish-American War. After the work, Jennings and his workers used to gather at a place called Venus Bar where one day, Cox made this drink with Bacardi, lime, sugar in a tall glass of ice and named it after the Daiquiri mines. Soon the cocktail became a staple drink of Havana. In 1909, the drink was introduced to the Army and Navy Club in Washington by Admiral Lucius W. Johnson, a U.S. Navy medical officer. The frozen daiquiri was believed to be created by Ernest Hemingway at El Floridita in Havana in the 1940s. Some legends believe the daiquiri to be produced by a bartender named Constantino Ribalaigua. There are many variations and flavors in the daiquiri.
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How to celebrate National Daiquiri Day
Celebrate National Daiquiri Day with your friends and with a glass of traditional daiquiri. Daiquiri only requires three simple ingredients, so without a second thought create your daiquiri and enjoy it with your friends and family. Make the day more interesting by trying a daiquiri with new ingredients like instead of white rum one can use coconut rum, by adding a different citrus juice, etc., Take this day as an excuse to chill in the pool with a daiquiri. You can also throw a daiquiri party and introduce your guests to different types of daiquiri. On this day honor the drink by enjoying them at your favorite place. Post pictures and share your National Daiquiri Day celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #DaiquiriDay.